Articles Tagged ‘Moscow’

Demand for air travel in Russia growing at more than 20%; UTair now #1 domestic carrier; Egypt and Turkey popular

Demand for air travel in Russia growing at more than 20%; UTair now #1 domestic carrier; Egypt and Turkey popular

The Russian market is back in growth mode and the battle to be #1 in the domestic market is intensifying. Which are the leading international markets and which are the leading carriers on international routes?

Vueling responds to Spanair; Porter adds Moncton; two new US hub routes; Belavia increases Moscow options; Highland Airways and Viva Macau cease flying

Vueling responds to Spanair; Porter adds Moncton; two new US hub routes; Belavia increases Moscow options; Highland Airways and Viva Macau cease flying

Several interesting route announcements from Belarus, Canada, Spain and the USA, plus some analysis on two airlines that stopped flying this week. One operated Jetstream 31s, the other Boeing 767s.

Avianova, bmibaby, Delta, Ryanair, US Airways, Virgin Blue lead field of competitive new route announcements

Avianova, bmibaby, Delta, Ryanair, US Airways, Virgin Blue lead field of competitive new route announcements

This week’s new route annoucements included bmibaby going back to Germany, Delta entering the busiest US route, Ryanair giving Ciudad Real its first international route and US Airways heading both north and south of the border.


Aeroflot only ranks third in Russian domestic market; mergers will bring airline back in to the lead

Aeroflot only ranks third in Russian domestic market; mergers will bring airline back in to the lead

Aeroflot may be beaten by two airlines in the vast domestic Russian market, but how does its international focus compare to the domestic? What will be the effects of the proposed mergers? Which are the airline’s top destinations and which notable countries does it not serve? And which routes have recently been added and which […]

New Russian LCC launches; Avianova starts domestic flights from Moscow Vnukovo

Airline AnalysisAs one LCC bites the dust in Central Europe, another takes flight. Avianova began flights this week using two A320s to four destinations. But which well-known investment company is a major partner?

Russian airline traffic showing signs of slow recovery; Transaero’s domestic growth

Russian airline traffic showing signs of slow recovery; Transaero’s domestic growthThe rapid collapse in air travel demand has been almost as dramatic as its growth in 2007 and early 2008. We highlight the trends over the last 18 months and reveal which are the leading domestic routes. Which airline has added 10 domestic routes in 2009?


Russia’s second biggest international airline, Transaero, grows by 50% in 2008

Article ThumbTransaero’s fleet of over 40 mostly Boeing aircraft include 747s and 777s. These have helped it to rank #2 after Aeroflot among Russian airlines for international traffic. How seasonal is demand for the airline and what are its network priorities for 2009?

Russian airline growth slows from over 20% to under 5%; S7 extends lead over Aeroflot in domestic market

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsEven energy-rich Russia has seen a slowdown in traffic growth in recent months. How do growth rates for international and domestic traffic compare and how seasonal is demand at various airports? Which airlines have the most domestic passengers?

Russia maintains 20% growth in 2008; Turkey and Egypt leading international markets

Article Thumbnail: Country FocusRussia’s airports handled less than 90 million passengers in 2007 despite growth of 20%. How dominant are Moscow’s three airports and which are the next busiest? Which are the leading airlines? And what are the biggest country markets?


Moscow traffic growth reaches record levels

Moscow traffic growth reaches record levelsMoscow, like New York, Paris and Milan is served by three major airports, but total passenger traffic in 2006 was only 33 million. But growth in 2007 is averaging close to 20%. Which of the three is the market leader and which airlines operate to which airports? What are the top domestic routes and international markets?

Russia’s first LCC silences the doubters

Base Analysis: SkyExpress at Moscow VnukovoRussia has its own LCC – no, honest! SkyExpress has been operating since January and has already grown to seven B737 aircraft. It started its seventh domestic route this week. How does its scheduling compare with traditional LCC models given the often harsh winters in Russia? We take a closer look at the operational details.