KALININGRAD, October 23. The airline “Transaero” has completely stopped performance of flights in Kaliningrad, reported the press service of the Kaliningrad Khrabrovo airport.
“Today, the company has cancelled flights on Saturday and Sunday, earlier it was informed that from October 25 completely stops the operation of flights to Kaliningrad”, – said the representative of the press service.
Airlines began to cancel flights on the route Moscow (Domodedovo) – Kaliningrad from September. This happened as planned and talk of the complete abolition of flights. From 1 October, flights were cancelled more often. Since the beginning of the month the company holds a total of 4 flights from Moscow to Kaliningrad (previously took 3 flights a day) and 3 flights to Sochi during a scheduled four (once a week).
Before the crisis the share of Transaero in the air transportation in Kaliningrad direction was 9.6%, the occupancy rate of flights – an average of 80 percent.
From the autumn-winter schedule Khrabrovo airport “Transaero” already been eliminated. She will be replaced by the loukoster “Victory”, which begins to fly on this route from 4 November, and the airline “Orenburg airlines”. Flights to Kaliningrad on domestic routes will also implement the company Aeroflot, UTair, S7, Ural airlines, Rossiya, “Nord Aviation”, “Severstal”. International – “Belavia”, “Uzbekistan Airways”, Air Berlin. The number of flights on domestic routes will increase by 20%. Care “Transaero” on the traffic in any way affected, assured the Directorate of the air Harbor.
Khrabrovo international airport is connected by regular flights with Moscow, St. Petersburg, Minsk, Brest, Gomel, Grodno, Krasnodar, Murmansk, Cherepovets, Berlin, Kiev, Tashkent, Thessaloniki, Barcelona. In 2014, the airport served more than the 1.46 million passengers, the volume of processed baggage, cargo and mail amounted to 5.9 thousand tons.
The decision on bankruptcy of airline “Transaero”, the accumulated 250 billion debt and are now under the operational management of “Aeroflot” was adopted at the governmental meeting with the participation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on October 1.