Dubai-based flydubai today announced the start of its new daily flights to Sheremetyevo International Airport, SVO, Moscow, from 29th November. This will increase the airline’s frequency to the Russian capital to double daily with the existing service to Vnukovo International Airport, VKO.
flydubai first started operating to Moscow in 2014 and has grown its network in Russia to 11 unique points. Makhachkala, Ufa and Voronezh being the latest additions with operations commencing in October 2017. Along with these newest points on flydubai’s network, the airline operates direct flights to Kazan, Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow (VKO), Rostov-on-Don, Samara and Yekaterinburg.
Commenting on the launch, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, said, "We are excited to be offering our passengers more options to access two different points of the Russian capital. The launch of our new daily flights to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport is based on the increase in demand for more affordable and reliable direct links to the UAE and beyond."
The airline, which recorded a 45 percent growth in passenger numbers to Russia in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016 and is the first carrier to operate direct flights to Sheremetyevo International Airport from the UAE. The airport is one of the three airports serving the city of Moscow, along with Domodedovo International Airport and Vnukovo International Airport, and is one of the largest airports in Russia.