afay1
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Russian No-Frills Flights

Tue May 27, 2003 3:43 pm

I just read in the morning news that No. 2 Russian airline (1st this year in terms of passengers flown), Sibir, is launching no-frills flights starting at $10 one-way between Moscow and Nihzhny-Novgorod on Tu-154-M aircraft. Prices will range from $10 to $75 for business class. The article questioned whether the Tu-154M is economical enough to support flights at that price, but the airline, which has proved its mettle in other areas, has obviously thought this one through. I think drinks will be served, but that's all. I can already hear the jokes about Russian no-frills on a Tu-154M, but actually this is a great idea as this makes travel cheaper than or equal to the train, and of course saves many hours. It should be popular with many businessmen/women who can now make a day trip. I think Sibir operates from Domodedovo in Moscow. I hope this works out!
 
afay1
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RE: Russian No-Frills Flights

Tue May 27, 2003 5:18 pm

The website is www.s7.ru (Russian/English/German)

 
UN_B732
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RE: Russian No-Frills Flights

Wed May 28, 2003 1:34 am

WOW!
:D
Economically Tu-154??? Not Sure.
-Transaero Boeing 737-200
What now?
 
Joge
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RE: Russian No-Frills Flights

Wed May 28, 2003 5:09 am

Hi,

I usually don't post any replies to this forum, but this topic seems really interesting...

Afay1, where did you really find this information from?

-Joge
Bula!
 
rupertvander82
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RE: Russian No-Frills Flights

Wed May 28, 2003 9:32 am

Wow, it's always good to see the development of Russian aviation. I hope they add more destinations too, it'll be great to be able to reach those out of way areas by plane cheaply!
 
luzezito
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RE: Russian No-Frills Flights

Wed May 28, 2003 4:57 pm

Joge

I read an article on yesterday's Moscow Times. It is perhaps still online at www.themoscowtimes.com
Quoniam Vita Brevis Est, Propera!
 
Joge
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RE: Russian No-Frills Flights

Wed May 28, 2003 11:52 pm

Luzezito,

It still seems to be there, thanks.  Smile

-Joge
Bula!

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