EasyJet to launch London - Moscow flights
From spring 2013 easyJet will begin flights between London Gatwick and Moscow.
Having been awarded the rights the rights to fly between London and Moscow by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), easyJet has announced it will operate an Airbus A320 (above) on two services a day between London Gatwick and Moscow Domodedovo airport. Each aircraft will have 180 seats and easyJet expects to fly over 230,000 passengers in its first year of operations.
Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive of easyJet, said: "EasyJet is delighted to have been awarded the rights to fly between London Gatwick and Moscow. We believe this is the right decision for consumers both in the UK and Russia.
“Russia has a fast growing economy and is a country rich in culture and history. We believe that our flights will be popular with both business and leisure travellers alike. easyJet has proved again and again that when we enter a new market we open it up - bringing in competition and lower fares and enabling more people to travel on the route. We look forward to welcoming passengers on board next Spring.”
The four hour flights will depart from London at 07:00 and 14:00 each day, departing Moscow at 14:40 and 21:40 and tickets will be on sale in the coming weeks.