KD Avia goes daily from Gatwick

19 Feb 2008 by Mark Caswell

KD Avia will start a daily service from Gatwick to its Kaliningrad hub this summer, increasing the options for UK travellers to secondary cities in Russia.

Formerly a regional carrier, KD Avia launched services to 12 European destinations in June last year, including three weekly flights from Gatwick (departing 1515).

The new service will leave Gatwick at 1715 and arrive at 2135, and will be timed to connect with onward flights to Russian destinations including Rostov, Samara, Kazan, Ufa, Perm, Chelyabinsk and Omsk.

KD Avia operates a single-type fleet of B737-300s, which are configured as economy-only (business class is available on flights from Kaliningrad to Moscow and St Petersburg). The carrier is also spending US$60m on a new passenger transit terminal at Khrabrovo airport, the first phase of which was completed at the end of last year.

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Report by Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker

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