Pobeda carries 2 million passengers so far this year

Aeroflot low-cost subsidiary Pobeda Aeroflot’s low-cost subsidiary has reached the traffic milestone two months earlier than in 2015 (Photo by Leonid Faerberg / Transport-Photo Images)

Pobeda Airlines has carried 2 million passengers since the beginning of the year up to this date. The traffic milestone has been reached two months earlier than last year, the low-cost carrier claimed in an official statement.

According to the carrier’s director Andrey Kalmykov, demand for low-cost air travel in Russia “exceeded the most optimistic expectations,” and he expects the airline to serve “at least as many passengers” before the end of the year, thus exceeding 2015 traffic results by 30%.

Pobeda’s summer season network features 60 destinations, including ten international routes from Moscow to popular tourist destinations in Cyprus, Montenegro, Italy and Spain. However, the largest share of traffic is generated by direct flights between some 20 cities around Russia and the country’s main holiday destinations on the Black Sea – Anapa, Gelendzhik and Sochi.

The carrier has recently announced expanding its offering with a new types of fares. The standard minimal fare, which, according to the press-release starts with 999 rubles and includes up to 10 kg of luggage, is replaced with a variety of choices for different customer groups. Notably, a “business” fare includes a set of services, which previously were charged separately. Kalmykov explained addition of this fare with “growing number of business passengers on the market.”

 

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