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BA increases Moscow capacity with longhaul aircraft

BA increases Moscow capacity with longhaul aircraft

Customers on British Airways’ London Heathrow to Moscow  service will be able to sample the airline’s award-winning services in First and Club World business class from next year.

The changes were announced duringa UK trade delegation to Russia hosted by Prime Minister, David Cameron,alongside several major British business leaders.

British Airways has three return flights to Moscow’s Domodedevo airport per day.  From April 2012,this route will change from a short-haul service operated with two cabinsto a long-haul operation offering customers up to four classes of travel.

This means customers will have the opportunity to enjoy the airline’sfully flat-beds, comprehensive in-flight entertainment and sample a wideselection of meals and drinks in unrivalled comfort. No other airline currentlyoffers such a premium service on the four-hour flight between the two capitalcities

Sir Martin Broughton, chairman ofBritish Airways, who accompanied David Cameron to Moscow to represent Britishbusiness, said:  “We are proud to have been flying to Russia forover fifty years. It is an important and growing market for us and we wantto reflect our commitment to the region and our customers by enhancingour services and increasing the number of seats that are available to Moscow.”


British Airways has close ties wit hleading Russian airline, S7.  The two airlines are members of the oneworld alliance and launched a code-share agreement earlier thisyear which means that customers can experience a seamless service betweenthe UK and many destinations in Russia, transferring at Domodedovo airport.

Both airlines’ customers benefit from competitive through fares,co-ordinated schedules and excellent customer service.  It is hopedthat the codeshare agreement will be expanded in the coming months so thateven more parts of Russia will be linked by air services to the UK.