Russian low-cost airline Pobeda (a division of Aeroflot) that was allowed last month to operate flights from Vnukovo airport in Moscow to Gyumri, the second largest city of Armenia, began today sales of tickets. The maiden flight is scheduled for December 15.
The company will operate three fights a week – on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. It will also organize transportation of passengers from Gyumri airport to capital Yerevan (120 km). The press service of the airline added that it will offer a limited number of tickets at a special price of 999 rubles or $16.
In November, a source in Pobeda told Russian news agency Interfax that the airline refused to operate flights to Yerevan because of «very high’ cost of services oat Zvartnots airport. According to Interfax, the Gyumri airport, unlike Zvartnots, provided Pobeda with preferential terms of service.
Pobeda operates 12 Boeing-737-800 aircraft making flights to 58 destinations, including international ones.