Despite the downward trend in Russian international traffic in the first half, several airlines have announced new routes between the two countries.
Russia’s IFly Airline, which specializes in charter flights to leisure destinations, launched three-times-weekly Airbus A330 scheduled services from Moscow Vnukovo to Xian, Tianjing, Shenyang, on April 20.
Transaero started four-times-weekly Boeing 767-300 services from Saint Petersburg Pulkovo International to Shanghai from June 14 through October 2015. On July 16, China Southern Airline launched Lanzhou-Urumqi-Saint Petersburg four-times-weekly Boeing 757-200 services.
Spring plans to add Shenzhen as another hub in South China to further explore the international market in Japan, Korea and other Northeast Asian countries this year. In addition, the carrier is expanding in Japan.
(Polina Montag-Girmes - ATWOnline News)