Russian carrier KD Avia has suspended operations. The airline served Gatwick airport from its base in Kaliningrad.
The carrier’s website states that flights from Kaliningrad to the European cities of London, Vienna and Rome, as well as those to Volgograd, Nizhniy Novgorod and Kazan have been suspended “temporarily” until the end of the winter schedule (March 29). It is however hard to see how KD Avia will recover from such a move.
According to a report on Russian news website itar-tass.com, flights were suspended from 1800 Moscow time on Wednesday March 11 due to “ongoing financial difficulties”. KD Avia launched flights to Gatwick in June 2007 (see online news February 19, 2008).
For more information visit kdavia.co.uk.
Report by Mark Caswell