Moscow Sheremetyevo’s Director Aviation Marketing and Commerce, Vladimir Khizhnyak, exchanged gifts with the Head of Security Control of Beijing Capital Airlines, Yao Xingyong, at the press conference arranged to promote the airline’s new route from Hangzhou which launched on 31 July. The route will operate three times weekly.
- Beijing Capital Airlines marked the launch of services between Hangzhou (HGH) and Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) on 31 July, the carrier’s second non-stop service to the Russian capital airport after Qingdao, with the latter being a route that launched in July last year. The 6845-kilometre sector from Hangzhou will be flown three times weekly using the carrier’s fleet A330-200s and A330-300s according to OAG schedules. Currently no other carrier operates this city pair. With this launch, Hangzhou becomes the 19th Chinese destination to be served from Sheremetyevo, with Beijing (41 weekly departures), Shanghai Pudong (25) and Guangzhou (11) being the top three routes in August when referencing OAG Schedules Analyser data. Along with Beijing Capital Airlines, Russian national carrier Aeroflot, along with Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Tianjin Airlines and Sichuan Airlines, all operate regular flights between Sheremetyevo and China.