MUMBAI, June 22: Ural Airlines, the fourth largest
airline of Russia, aims to start a daily flight between Mumbai
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
“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
“We plan to increase it….We are also adding some
Chinese routes and increasing Europe operations,” Galagura
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-
“Our main fleet is going to be from Airbus,” she