On January 14, the first day of the new low-fare service launch, the airline carried about 5,000 passengers on 54 Discount Class flights on...

Russia’s Transaero Airlines has begun offering a new low-fare product called Discount Class.

The first Transaero Airlines services on which Discount Class fares were available operated on January 14.


Russia's Transaero Airlines operates 14 Boeing 777s. Five are ex-Singapore Airlines 777-300s (these are of the original, non-ER model) and nine are 777-200ERs. This photograph shows one of Transaero's 777-300s, with one of the airline's Boeing 747-400s taking off in the background

Russia’s Transaero Airlines operates 14 Boeing 777s. Five are ex-Singapore Airlines 777-300s (these are of the original, non-ER model) and nine are 777-200ERs. This photograph shows one of Transaero’s 777-300s, with one of the airline’s Boeing 747-400s taking off in the background

 

During the first day of the service launch, the airline carried about 5,000 passengers on 54 Discount Class flights on Boeing 737 and Tupolev Tu-214 aircraft.

Transaero is offering Discount Class fares on a number of popular domestic and international routes from Moscow Domodedovo Airport.

Destinations to which the carrier is offering the new fares include London, Berlin, Vienna, Barcelona, Rome, Milan, Tel Aviv, Vilnius, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Kemerovo, Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Novosibirsk, Novy Urengoy, Omsk, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Saint Petersburg, Sochi, Stavropol, Ufa, Khanty-Mansiysk, Kiev, Donetsk, Dnepropetrovsk, Odessa, Astana, Almaty, Karaganda, Yerevan and Antalya.

All seats on specified flights are sold according to Discount Class rules. In accordance with the Russian Federal Aviation Rules, the ticket fares include free drinks and food or meals depending on flight length.

Transaero Airlines, Russia’s second largest airline, firmed an order with Airbus for four A380s on June 21, 2012

Transaero Airlines, Russia’s second largest airline, firmed an order with Airbus for four A380s on June 21, 2012

 

Discount Class passengers are also offered a choice of newspapers and an opportunity to buy duty-free goods onboard. However, Discount Class passengers are not able to order special meals.

Passengers on Discount Class flights can carry 10, 15 or 20 kilograms of luggage, depending on the tariff of the purchased ticket.

Members of the Transaero Privilege frequent-flyer program may earn points traveling in Discount Class, points being awarded at a 50 per cent rate. They can also get reward tickets for these flights.

For more information on Transaero’s new Discount Class fares, visit the airline’s website at www.transaero.ru/en.

On December 5, 2011, Transaero Airlines of Russia firmed an order for eight A320neos. Transaero, which first signed a memorandum of understanding for the aircraft at the MAKS-2011 International Aviation and Space Salon in Moscow, will operate its A320neos on the carrier’s extended medium-haul network of domestic and international routes

On December 5, 2011, Transaero Airlines of Russia firmed an order for eight A320neos. Transaero, which first signed a memorandum of understanding for the aircraft at the MAKS-2011 International Aviation and Space Salon in Moscow, will operate its A320neos on the carrier’s extended medium-haul network of domestic and international routes

 

Transaero Airlines is the second-largest passenger airline in Russia. It began commercial services in November, 1991.

The airline has the largest long-haul fleet in Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe. Transaero’s fleet consists of 98 aircraft, most of them built by Boeing.

Its current single-airline fleet includes four Boeing 737-300s, five 737-400s, 14 737-500s, seven 737-700s, 16 737-800s and three Tupolev Tu-214s. Its widebody fleet includes 20 Boeing 747-400 jumbos, 2 767-200ERs, 12 767-300ERs, nine Boeing 777-200ERs and five 777-300s (of the original, non-ER version)

Transaero is the only airline in Russia that placed orders for Airbus A380, Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental and Airbus A320neo aircraft. Transaero serves more than 200 routes in Russia, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.