Planenutz From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1267 posts, RR: 12 Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1764 times:
As many know, SVO2 has been bleeding foreign carriers to DME, in spite of the fact that a new state of the art terminal is under construction at SVO, and SVO2 itself will undergo major upgrades. Latest to leave are both Lufthansa and Japan Airlines. Surprisingly, China Shouthern opted for SVO2 when it begins its new services in 2008. According to my best guesses, the following foreign cariers are all that is left at SVO (many with less than daily services)
Air Algerie (1x weekly)
Air Malta (1x weekly)
Ariana Afghan (1x weekly)
Cyprus (3x weekly, reduced during winter)
Iran Air (2x weekly)
Korean Air (3x weekly)
MIAT (2x weekly)
Syrian Arab (2x weekly)
That's 28 carriers of which 8 operate three times a week for less.
A few questions:
Are any other airlines scheduled to relocate to DME? Other Star Alliance carriers perhaps?
Are any carriers expected to relocate back to SVO once all upgrades have been completed?
Has the decline in international traffic effected SVO economically? ie, job losses, lost revenue to pay for construction and upgrades?
CPH757 From Denmark, joined Sep 2005, 684 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1758 times:
Quoting Planenutz (Thread starter): Surprisingly, China Shouthern opted for SVO2 when it begins its new services in 2008.
They will probably code-share connection filghts to CIS countries and Russia through SVO1 and European connections using Aeroflots network through SVO2. CZ is about to become Skyteam member, thus using SVO2 makes sense.
Quoting Planenutz (Thread starter): Are any other airlines scheduled to relocate to DME? Other Star Alliance carriers perhaps?
Probably not SK as they codeshare their routes with SU, making more frequent service possible without using own metal (which they are pretty short of as we speak )
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