EasyJet to fly Manchester-Moscow
Budget airline easyJet is to begin a new Manchester-Moscow service next year.
The low-cost carrier will start a four-flights-a-week service to the Russian city in March.
EasyJet also said it is basing an additional, eighth, aircraft at Manchester in a move which will create 80 jobs.
The Manchester-Moscow service announcement follows news last month that easyJet had won rights to operate Gatwick-Moscow flights.
The no-frills airline expects to carry more than 60,000 passengers in the first 12 months of its Manchester-Moscow services. Passengers will travel on 180-seater Airbus A320 aircraft.
The additional plane at Manchester will enable easyJet to launch new services to Prague in the Czech Republic and to Thessaloniki in Greece as well as provide more frequent services to popular destinations such as Santorini in Greece and Paphos in Cyprus.
The new routes will take the number of destinations which easyJet serves from Manchester to 32.
EasyJet chief executive Caroline McCall said: “We are pleased to announce the launch of the first ever scheduled services between Manchester and Moscow.
“Russia has a fast-growing economy and is a country rich in culture and history – so a direct link from the North of England has been long overdue. With our strong European network we look forward to connecting Moscow with other European cities.”
Latest posts by Silversurfers Editor (see all)
- Look after the pennies! - January 22, 2017
- 5 Ways to Make your Bedroom more Chic - January 22, 2017
- Are you an under-roller or an over-roller? - January 22, 2017
- Simple Stir-Fries for Chinese New Year - January 22, 2017
- Win 1 of 5 copies of Classic Albums – Pet Sounds DVD featuring The Beach Boys! - January 20, 2017
Leave a Comment!
Community Terms & Conditions
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Nurturing a safe environment
Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.
We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!