Siberia Airlines introduces night flights Barnaul - Moscow
Increasing business activity of Russia together with the economic growth of the Altai territory brought about the increased air traffic demand. Cancellation of the sales tax from January 1. 2004 will also have a positive effect, since it amounted to 5% on the Altai territory.
The night flight will become the first in a series of new flights the Siberia intends to introduce in Barnaul this year. Introduction of an additional flight to Moscow will enable to optimize the flight schedule for business flyers. Those who do not need to fly from Barnaul early in the morning or go back from Moscow late at night will also benefit from the new night flight.
«The practice of operating winter flights from Barnaul using a more spacious Il-86 aircraft proved the new flight very promising, - says Mr. Vladimir Finagin, the director of the Siberia Airlines Barnaul affiliate branch, - we believe that the night flights from Barnaul will be well in demand with our passangers».
The ticket price for the night flight is expected to be cheaper than that for the morning flight. Thus the lowest return ticket tariff to Moscow will be 6 200 rubles (when purchased two weeks in advance) and 6 800 rubles (when purchased a week in advance).
Siberia Airlines has been operating flights from Barnaul for over six years. The Altai affiliate branch was set up at the end of 1997. It incorporates an independent air squadron and a team of stewards, with an overall number of Siberia Airlines employees - over 120. In 2003 the Siberia Airlines carried 117 thousand of Altai passengers (16% more than in 2002).