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Budget Airlines Fight to Provide Cheap Flights to Russia

The battle is on between the budget airlines for a piece of Russian airspace.  Travel to and from Moscow is not cheap at the moment, but when the budget airlines move in, this will change as demand for cheap flights will increase.  At the moment, easyJet, a budget carrier based in England, will be providing cheap flights between London’s Gatwick and Moscow’s Domodedovo.  These flights will begin in the spring on 2013 and there will be 14 weekly return flights at a price starting at £125 (6,300 RUB) return.

 

EasyJet won out against Virgin Airlines to gain the rights to operate in Russian airspace.  There is currently a bilateral agreement between Russia and Britain allows only two British airlines and two Russian airlines to operate between the two countries.  The two British spots were occupied by British Airways and British Midland International (BMI), but with the takeover of BMI by British Airlines this past April, a spot opened up.  EasyJet expects to fly more than 230,000 passengers in the first year.

 

The above article is a summary.  Please see the source article at Google News.

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