Struggling Russian carrier Transaero is to consolidate all of its Moscow departures at Vnukovo airport from next month.
All of the airline’s current services leaving and departing from the city’s Domodedovo airport will shift across to Vnukovo from October 25.
Transaero says that the decision has been made for “commercial and logistical” reasons, and will allow passengers to transfer between all of the carrier’s services via Terminal A at Vnukovo.
Vnukovo airport is slightly closer to Moscow’s city centre than Domodedovo (17 miles compared to 26), and Transaero has been operating flights from the facility since 2012.
Earlier this month is was announced that fellow Russian carrier Aeroflot is set to buy a 75 per cent stake in Transaero for the token price of one rouble (see news September 1).
Aeroflot’s main hub is at Moscow’s third airport Sheremetyevo International, located around 18 miles from the city centre.