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Cathay Pacific to drop Moscow due to high operating costs

Cathay Pacific Airways (Hong Kong) is planning to drop the Hong Kong – Moscow (Domodedovo) route after June 1. The airline cited high operating costs.

Cathay Pacific launched flights to Moscow in July 2010. It currently serves the route three days a week with Airbus A340-300s.

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A340-313 B-HXO (msn 128) arrives in London (Heathrow).

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Ural Airlines ends Moscow-Cologne flights

Ural Airlines (Yekaterinburg) ended Moscow (Domodedovo) – Cologne/Bonn flights on January 23. The route was operated with Airbus A320s on three days a week.

Ural Airlines currently operates, under operating leases, 34 Airbus aircraft (19 A320s, 10 A321s, and 5 A319s) on their Russian and international routes. The airline’s strategic plans include operating long-haul wide-body aircraft of the Airbus A330-type by 2016.

Copyright Photo: OSDU/AirlinersGallery.com. Ural Airlines Airbus A320-214 VQ-BAG (msn 1063) arrives back at Moscow (Domodedovo).

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Ak Bars Aero to end scheduled passenger operations on January 13

Ak Bars Aero CRJ200 VQ-BOQ (Grd) DME (ASC)(LRW)

Ak Bars Aero (formerly Bugulma Air Enterprise) (Bugulma, Russia) is getting out of the scheduled airline business. The last scheduled flight will be operated on January 13 per Airline Route. The airline mostly operates Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets on the scheduled routes.

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The last routes to be operated:

Bugulma – Nizhnevartovsk
Bugulma – St. Petersburg
Nizhnekamsk – Moscow (Domodedovo)
Nizhnekamsk – St. Petersburg

The company was established on July 10, 1953 as Bugulminskoe Aviapredpriyatie. That year operations began between Bugulma and Kazan. The airline was formerly part of Tatarstan Airlines.

Copyright Photo: Ariel Shocron. Bombardier CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) VQ-BOQ (msn 7613) taxies at Moscow (Domodedovo)

Gulf Air to start a new route to Moscow on October 28

Gulf Air (Bahrain) has announced the launch of nonstop services to Moscow from October 28, 2014. The airline will operate four flights per week to Domodedovo International Airport – 42 kilometers (26 miles) south-southeast from the center of Moscow and the city’s largest airport in terms of passenger and cargo traffic.

This route announcement follows Gulf Air’s recent commencement of services to a number of destinations including Sialkot in Pakistan, Tehran in Iran and the Greek capital, Athens, this year.

Gulf Air flights to Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft in a two-class configuration of 14 Falcon Gold seats and 96 seats in Economy.

Copyright Photo: Christian Volpati/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 A9C-AF (msn 4158) arrives in Dubai.

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Israir Airlines to introduce four new routes

Israir Airlines (Tel Aviv) will commenced weekly Airbus A320 service to Stuttgart, Germany starting on June 4 according to Airline Route.

The company is also introducing three new routes this summer to Memmingen (May 30), Tbilisi (April 2) and Verona (April 3).

Copyright Photo: OSDU/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 4X-ABF (msn 4354) prepares to land in Moscow (Domodedovo).

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NordStar Airlines is coming to Beijing, China

NordStar Airlines (Norilsk) is planning to start a weekly flight linking Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia with Beijing, China according to Airline Route. Krasnoyarsk is the third largest city in Siberia after Novosibirsk and Omsk.

Copyright Photo: OSDU. Boeing 737-8Q8 VQ-BDN of NordStar arrives at Moscow (Domodedovo).

 

Alrosa Tupolev Tu-154M RA-85684 crash lands in Siberia

Alrosa Mirny Air Enterprise (Mirny) lost its Tupolev Tu-154M RA-85684 (msn 90A-851) in Siberia on September 7. The airliner while operating flight 6R 514 from Polyarny to Moscow (Domodedovo) with 72 passengers and nine crew members suffered a complete in-flight electrical failure. An emergency landing was made at the closed Izhma Airport. The aircraft overran the overgrown runway on landing and was substantially damaged. All 81 people on board survived the crash landing. The aircraft is a write off since it will not be able to be recovered.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. RA-85684 is pictured at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport just three days prior to the accident.

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