Siberia Airlines opens direct flight services between Chelyabinsk and Hannover

02.12.2004

"With the addition of this flight, Siberia Airlines renews direct service between Chelyabinsk and Germany. We are confident that this new service will be popular with passengers. We are currently investigating the possibility of addition additional direct flights out of Chelyabinsk, including some international routes," says Valeri Kaukin, Director of Central Region for Siberia Airlines.

Round trip fares for Chelyabinsk-Hanover include a "youth" fare of $400 USD, as well as a special ‘permanent relocation’ fare of $300USD. Flights will be carried out on TU-154M aircraft which include a comfortable business class cabin.

"In 2004 Siberia Airlines conducted flights between six German cities and five Russian cities, and now, we add another destination in Chelyabinsk to the German Program" - remarks Valeri Kaukin.

The Airline maintains a commitment to servicing the ‘air bridge’ between Russia and Germany and is proud of the twelve year history of successful flights to the country.

The 2004-2005 winter schedule includes nine flights to Germany from Moscow, Novosibirsk and Omsk. The schedule also includes daily service between Moscow and Frankfurt. Flights to one of the largest airports in the world will be carried out primarily on Airbus A310 planes. From mid-December through mid-January, additional flights will be added to Germany to accommodate holiday travel demand.

In 2003, Siberia Airlines was ranked first among Russian airlines in Domestic volume and second in the overall number of passengers served. In 2003 alone, the airline served 3.4 million passengers.

In 2003, Siberia Airlines was the first Russian company to be awarded the Flight International Aerospace Award for "Corporate Strategy". This was followed by the Air Transport "Market Leadership" award in February 2004.


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