– The airline “Russia” in a year may transfer all of its Moscow flights, and infrastructure from Vnukovo in the Sheremetyevo have informed “Interfax” a source familiar with the development strategy of Aeroflot group.
“Potentially this is the strategy of Aeroflot group in late 2018,” – said the Agency interlocutor.
He said that the decision to relocate “Russia” hinders the limited capacity of Sheremetyevo, you also need to decide the issue of accommodation in administrative buildings of several hundred employees of the airline. By the end of next year is expected to completed a third runway and a new terminal infrastructure.
Official representatives of “Russia” and “Aeroflot” have refrained from comments. The strategy of Aeroflot group until 2022 – a non-public document from disclosure, the company announced that the Board of Directors last discussed it in early December.
A source close to the Board of Directors of “Aeroflot” says that the group’s strategy provides for transfer of only part of the flights of “Russia” in “Sheremetyevo”, starting with the winter schedule 2018/19 years, i.e. from October of the following year. About the same earlier on Tuesday, citing sources informed the newspaper “Kommersant”.
“The transfer will be possible, while ensuring the necessary bandwidth “Sheremetyevo”, in particular, restrictions on runway operations after entering the 3rd band at the airport”, – said the interlocutor of “Interfax”. According to him, will be translated, mostly wide-body planes “Russia” – the Boeing 777 and -747, as well as narrow-body Boeing-737. At the end of November the Park “Russia” was formed from 15 VoIP-737-800, 31 airliner of the Airbus A320, 6 Boeing-777 and 9 Boeing-747.
“Russia” – the second largest volume of traffic the airline in Russia. Established in 2016 on the basis of three regional carriers of group “Aeroflot”, “Russia” and “Donavia” and “Orenburg airlines”. Works in the middle price segment. Based in Moscow Vnukovo and St. Petersburg “Pulkovo”. In November moved via Vnukovo 309 thousand, which corresponds to 24,2% of the total passenger traffic of the airport.