MOSCOW, October 28 (RIA Novosti) — Russia's national airline’s low-coster Budget Carrier is set to make its first flight on November 17 from Moscow’s Vnukovo airport, “Moscow” city news agency reports on Tuesday.
The sale of tickets will kick off on November 1.
The Budget Carrier will fly two Boeing-737 aircrafts, with two more to join the fleet by the end of the year. The aircrafts to be subleased from Aeroflot
The new line would fly to Samara, Perm, Ufa and Volograd, Aeroflot chief executive Vitaly Savelyev told news agency RIA Novosti in August.
A legal entity for Budget Carrier was created in September instead of Aeroflot’s sanctions-slain low-coster Dobrolet, which suspended all the flights since August 4 due to the introduced EU sanctions.
Dobrolet was included on the EU blacklist unveiled on July 30 among other Russian entities, targeted by sanctions over their alleged role in the escalation of the Ukrainian crisis.
The EU said Dobrolet performed flights to Crimea, facilitating the former Ukrainian region's integration with Russia.