At least two Russian airlines are expected to begin operation from the newly-opened Zhukovsky airport (ZIA), located outside of Moscow. On November 1, Yamal Airlines, along with Kazan-based UVT Aero, will start flight operation out of the airport.
With the arrival of these two carriers, the number of airlines which operate out of the airport will increase to three. The first airline to come to Zhukovsky was the Belarus-based Belavia, which has been operating flights on the Minsk-Zhukovsky route since September 12.
UVT Aero will operate daily flights on Bombardier CRJ200s between Zhukovsky and Kazan, according to the airport’s co-owner Rostech. Yamal will operate flights between Zhukovsky and Aktau, in Kazakhstan. The carrier’s schedule says that flights will run on Tuesdays on board narrow-body A320s.
Ural Airlines has also announced its arrival. It earlier set the start for flight operation from that airport at the end of October or the beginning of November. Ural Airlines is expected to fly from Zhukovsky to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and China.
By the end of this year, Zhukovsky plans to serve around 400,000 passengers, and to increase this number in 2017 to about 2 million passengers.
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