According to aviation industry website airlineroute.net, S7 Airlines, member of oneworld alliance (see story here), will launch a new service from Novosibirsk to Hong Kong on October 29, 2012, which will be operated by the carrier’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft that can seat up to 189 passengers.
The new service will fly twice a week. On Monday, it departs Novosibirsk at 0115 and arrives Hong Kong at 0855. On Wednesday, it takes off from the Russian city at 2235 for 0615 arrival the following day. The return leg will depart Hong Kong at 0715 and arrive back in Novosibirsk at 1320 on Thursdays, and at 0955 and 1600 respectively on Mondays.
Novosibirsk is the third most populous city in Russia after Moscow and St Petersburg and a significant industrial, business and cultural centre, attracting numerous business and leisure travellers each year. It also has the potential to develop into a transit hub between Asia and Europe because of its south-western Siberian location.
For more information, visit airlineroute.net.