Transaero – this year’s sixth airline starting operations at Riga International Airport

On 31 October the sixth new airline this year – the Russian carrier Transaero – will start operations at Riga International Airport offering three flights a week between Riga and Moscow (Domodedovo Airport).

Transaero will perform flights on the route Riga - Moscow three times a week - on Monday, Friday and Sunday. On Mondays departure from Riga will take place at 12:25 (arrival in Moscow - at 15:00), and departure from Moscow – at 10:35 (arrival in Riga at 11:25). On Fridays and Sundays the flights from Riga are scheduled for 20:30 (arrival in Moscow – at 23:10), and from Moscow – for 18:25 (arrival in Riga – at 19:10). Duration of the flight – one hour and forty minutes. The airline Transaero will perform flights on Boeing 737 aircraft. Henceforth regular traffic between Riga and Moscow will be maintained by four carriers - airBaltic and Aeroflot - to Sheremetyevo Airport, UTair Aviation - to Vnukovo Airport, and Transaero - to Domodedovo Airport.

This year the flight network has been further expanded and now passengers can reach 82 direct destinations from Riga International Airport. Transaero will provide richer and more convenient options for connecting flights to further locations in Russia and more than 10 direct destinations in Asia (Japan, China, Vietnam etc.), in North America and Europe.

In 2009 Transaero carried more than five million passengers and now it is the second biggest airline in Russia. Transaero performs flights to 67 direct destinations all year round. The total number of Transaero routes, depending on the winter and summer flight schedules, is close to 100.

Transaero currently has the biggest long-howl aircraft fleet in Russia, the CIS, Central and Eastern Europe: 55 aircrafts, of which twelve are Boeing 747, seven - Boeing 777, twelve - Boeing 767 and twenty one – Boeing 737 aircraft.

Flights can be booked on Transaero website http://www.transaero.ru/. Tickets for a flight from Riga to Moscow cost from 70 euros and up.

In 2010 regular traffic from Riga International Airport was commenced by the following airlines: the Belarusian national carrier Belavia (19 January), Wizz Air, the biggest low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe (28 March) performing flights to London (Luton) and Oslo, the Rumanian national airline TAROM (29 march) offering flights between Riga and Bucharest, the Ukrainian airline AeroSvit (19 April) flying to Kiev and Odessa, and the Russian airline UTair Aviation ( 17 August) carrying passengers from Riga to Moscow (Vnukovo) .

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