Russia’s first budget airline takes off

Starting January 29, 2007, Russia’s first low-cost air company Sky Express began regular flights from the Vnukovo airport on the Moscow-Sochi-Moscow route. Flights are made with B-737-300 planes twice a day. By the beginning of the summer season, the flight frequency may be raised.

In the near future, the air company is planning to expand the geography of its flights. Twice-a-day regular flights to Rostov-on-Don will begin on February 9 and daily flights to Murmansk on February 14. In 1H2007, Sky Express also plans to start flying from Vnukovo to Chelyabinsk, Perm, Yekaterinburg, Ufa and Anapa. By the end of 2007, Sky Express’s flight schedule will comprise eleven domestic destinations located at a distance of 800 to 3,000 km from Moscow.