May 31, 2010

Arkhangelsk grabs airspace

Today Armenian airlines announced a new air route that will connect Armenia and Arkhangelsk. To start with, there will be one flight per two weeks, though in future the route will reach two flights per week, said Mikhail Baghdasarov, Director of Armavia in the company’s press release.
May 25, a Russian low cost carrier Avianova opened flights Arkhangelsk – Moscow (Sheremetyevo). Earlier, the company serviced Arkhangelsk to St.Petersburg only. New flights of Avianova, Arkhangelsk-Moscow, will be carried out twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
July 3, Arkhangelsk will get a direct air connection with Europe by Airbaltic; flights Arkhangelsk – Riga will be scheduled twice a week (Tuesday, Sunday).
In the 90s, Arkhangelsk had already attempted to establish regular air connection with Europe: the city opened regular air routes for direct travel to Rovaniemi and Stockholm, yet they turned economically inefficient and were closed.
The most viable European route has been regularly connecting Arkhangelsk with Tromso via Murmansk since early 90s.
Charter flights operate till Rovaniemi and Levi.
In summer vacation period, Arkhangelsk opens more charter connection with Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Spain.


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