Transaero Airlines, Russia’s second largest passenger airline, is launching non-stop service this month from New York John F. Kennedy Airport and Miami International Airport to Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport.
The airline says it will become the only carrier offering non-stop service between Miami and Russia. Transaero is operating three-times-weekly service on the New York-Moscow route, which it launches on October 29; and twice-weekly service on the Miami-Moscow route, which Transaero begins serving on October 27. Flights can be booked at www.transaero.com.
At Domodedovo, Transaero will offer connections from New York and Miami to 20 major cities in the Russian Federation, including St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg and Far East destinations, as well as destinations in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Israel. The airline offers a frequent-flyer reward program, Transaero Privilege, with two levels of membership available.
On its New York-Mosow services, Transaero will operate Boeing 747-400s configured with 11 Business Class seats which transform into lie-flat beds, 56 Premium Economy Class seats at 52-inch pitch, and 285 Economy Class seats. The airline claims it will offer the fastest flight from Moscow to JFK.
From October 29, Transaero’s flight UN2222 will depart JFK every Wednesday at 2:00 pm local time and arrive in Moscow at 6:50 am the following day, local time. Flight UN1111 will depart Domodedovo International Airport (DME) at 10:45 am local time and arrive at JFK at 12:15 pm local time. On Fridays and Sundays, flight UN4444 will depart New York at 9:15 pm and arrive in Moscow at 2:05 pm the following day. Flight UN3333 will depart DME at 6:00 pm and arrive at JFK at 7:30 pm.
On the Miami-Moscow route, Transaero will operate Boeing 777-200ERs configured to seat 306 passengers in four cabins. The aircraft will have 12 Imperial Class first-class seats, 14 Business Class seats, a Premium Economy Class cabin and regular Economy Class seating. The Economy Class sections seat 280 passengers in all.
Flight UN888 will depart MIA each Wednesday and Saturday at 4:20 p.m. and arrive at DME at 11:10 am the following day. Flight UN999 will depart DME at 10:20 am and arrive at MIA at 2:50 p.m. local time.
Transaero began operations in November 1991 and today its fleet consists of 55 aircraft, including 12 Boeing 747s, seven Boeing 777s, 12 Boeing 767-300ERs, 21 Boeing 737s and three Tupolev 214s. It is the only carrier flying Boeing 777 and Boeing 747 passenger aircraft in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe. Transaero has the largest long-haul fleet in Russia.
An IATA member and IOSA-registered airline, Transaero serves more than 100 destinations in Russia, Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. Transaero operates scheduled and charter flights from hubs in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, where its registered office is located, and Yekaterinburg. Transaero says it was the first Russian full service airline to introduce e-ticketing in March 2007 and the first in the country to offer Internet check-in service for its passengers.
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