Ural Airlines aims to start daily Mumbai-Moscow flight

 

MUMBAI, June 22: Ural Airlines, the fourth largest

airline of Russia, aims to start a daily flight between Mumbai

and Moscow.

The Yekaterinburg-based airline recently conducted its

inaugural Mumbai-Moscow flight.

“India being the most (fastest) developing country in

the world, we are trying to open up the route with an aim of

having four weekly flights between Mumbai and Moscow, (later)

increasing it to daily flights,” said Marianna Galagura, head

of its international relations and charter sales department.

“This is a long procedure to get all the permissions.

It started in March last year,” she said when asked for a

timeline.

“This is very important project for us because we

consider India as most (fastest) developing country in the

world,” she said.

“In future, we would like to have connecting flights

between Sochi and New Delhi as well as between St Petersburg

and Mumbai. It is a plan we are working on now,” she said.

Asked if it has any plans of seat-sharing with Indian

airlines, she said, “We are in the process of that because we

consider cooperation is better than competing. We are in

process of co-sharing and inter-lining with Indian airlines.”

Ural Airlines currently flies to over 300

destinations.

“We plan to increase it….We are also adding some

Chinese routes and increasing Europe operations,” Galagura

said.

The airline has 47 aircraft and would add four more by

the end of this year, she said, adding that the company is

aiming to increase the size of its fleet to 100 by next year-

end.

“Our main fleet is going to be from Airbus,” she

added. (PTI)