Articles Tagged ‘Russia’

S7 club: Russia’s first airline joins oneworld: “substantially expanding the network throughout Russia”

S7 club: Russia’s first airline joins oneworld: “substantially expanding the network throughout Russia”

S7 joined Aeroflot as a member of a global alliance this week. How has the airline’s traffic developed, and how focused is it on the domestic market? Which European destinations does it serve from its two biggest bases?

Belavia now serving 32 destinations from Minsk; Stockholm and Tehran latest additions to growing network

Belavia now serving 32 destinations from Minsk; Stockholm and Tehran latest additions to growing network

The national airline of Belarus has launched seven new routes in just over a year. How diverse it its fleet and which routes have been dropped? What share of Minsk airport traffic does the carrier account for?

Rimini benefits from new scheduled services including Rome; Russian charter flights account for significant traffic

Rimini benefits from new scheduled services including Rome; Russian charter flights account for significant traffic

Demand for travel to Rimini airport on the Adriatic coast is extremely seasonal, but which airlines have recently added routes to stimulate traffic? Who operates the Russian charter flights (and where from) and which European ‘city’ destinations are also offered?


anna.aero in Moscow: Vnukovo doubles capacity with new terminal as fast-growing UTair consolidates #1 position

anna.aero in Moscow: Vnukovo doubles capacity with new terminal as fast-growing UTair consolidates #1 position

The little brother of the Moscow airports has grown up – big time. Vnukovo, which is the airport of choice for Moscow’s wealthy oligarchs as well as the president, is served by fast-growing airlines that have filled up capacity. Soon, a new state-of-the-art terminal will provide more. But which are the airlines that have grown? […]

anna.aero in Moscow: Fast-growing Avianova stimulates Russian market; looking at top 100 cities for expansion

anna.aero in Moscow: Fast-growing Avianova stimulates Russian market; looking at top 100 cities for expansion

We met with the Russian LCC Avianova’s CEO and found out about the airline’s network expansion. Where will it grow? Who does it target? And will the airline start flying internationally?

anna.aero in Moscow: Russia's Transaero growing at 70% in 2010; Miami and New York planned for later this year

anna.aero in Moscow: Russia’s Transaero growing at 70% in 2010; Miami and New York planned for later this year

Russia’s second largest airline is growing fast, but in which markets? Where is it flying to and where is it expanding? What are the challenges it faces? And how is it rearranging its flights in the Moscow airport system?


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?

Hainan Airlines #5 within China; growing intercontinental network features Africa; Shanghai next long-haul base

Hainan Airlines #5 within China; growing intercontinental network features Africa; Shanghai next long-haul base

Hainan Airlines operates a number of international routes but to where? Who does it partner with to help provide feed? How fast is the airline growing and which are its main bases across China?

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 […]


Russian airport traffic figures show start of recovery; new LCC Avianova boosts Vnukovo but off to Sheremetyevo

Russian airport traffic figures show start of recovery; new LCC Avianova boosts Vnukovo but off to Sheremetyevo

Russia’s Transport Clearing House has stopped publishing traffic data on its website but we can still reveal how Russia’s six busiest airports performed in 2009 versus 2008. Plus, how big are the six airlines that Aeroflot is planning to absorb?

Pulkovo reports domestic growth in August; airberlin and Lufthansa add German flights

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusSaint Petersburg’s airport is the busiest in Russia outside of Moscow, but how has traffic developed in recent years? How seasonal is demand, which are the leading destinations and which new routes have been started?

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?