Russia’s S7 Airlines will launch daily service between Moscow Domodedovo Airport and Helsinki-Vantaa Airport on April 26. It will use Airbus A319 jets to operate the route.

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Kazakhstan’s flag carrier Air Astana will launch new services from Almaty and Astana to Ukraine’s capital Kiev on March 31 and April 1 respectively. It will also begin flying from Atyrau, on the Caspian Sea, to Moscow on April 1 and between Astana and Orenburg in southern Russia on April 16.

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British Airways will begin offering four classes of cabin service on its route from London Heathrow to Moscow from March 25, when the airline introduces a daily Boeing 747-400 flight on the route, and two daily flights by Boeing 767-300ERs operated by its long-haul division.

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Upon the delivery of three more Embraer 190s during the second quarter of 2012, Air Astana will start operating new international services from Astana to Mongolia’s capital Ulan Bator and Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent; from Almaty to Kazan in Russia; and from Atyrau to Moscow.

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Singapore Airlines is adjusting service frequencies to various destinations during its northern summer operating season from March 25 to October 27, in order to match capacity to prevailing demand for travel.

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Singapore Airlines will add its ‘SQ’ flight code to Transaero-operated flights between the Russian capital Moscow and Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Samara and St. Petersburg. Transaero will add its ‘UN’ flight code to Singapore Airlines-operated flights between Moscow and Singapore, and between Moscow and Houston.

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Aegean Airlines has announced a three-tier growth strategy for 2011 that will see it add new foreign destinations, offer more frequent flights to major existing destinations to bolster the airline’s competitive position, and operate new direct international services from Greek regional destinations to support tourism.

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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.

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Singapore Airlines has adjusted its schedule to offer higher service frequencies on a variety of routes during its northern-winter schedule period from October 31 to March 26, including its all-Business Class service to Los Angeles and its service to Houston via Moscow.

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