Pobeda Moscow Vnukovo to Ostend
Pobeda introduced Ostend to its network on 7 March, the day in which it began a three times weekly service from Moscow Vnukovo. Among those at the launch included Andrey Kalmykov, CEO, Pobeda (centre), and Marcel Buelens, CEO, Ostend and Antwerp airports (fifth right). The route will be flown using the carrier’s fleet of 189-seat 737-800s, with this becoming the fourth scheduled service between Belgium and Russia, and the first outside of Brussels.
- Pobeda launched its first flights to Belgium on 7 March, with the carrier launching a three times weekly service between Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) and Ostend (OST). The airline will operate the 2,305-kilometre airport pair using its fleet of 189-seat 737-800s, with no other carrier presently connecting the two cities. With this route launch, it brings to 20 the number of international destinations that Pobeda operates to from its largest base at Vnukovo. This route inauguration also means that there is four routes operating in the country market between Belgium and Russia, with Brussels Airlines linking its home base of Brussels with Moscow Domodedovo and St. Petersburg, while Aeroflot offers a three times daily operation between Moscow Sheremetyevo and the Belgian capital airport. It should be noted however that from 2 June, Brussels Airlines will switch its Domodedovo service to Sheremetyevo.