Budget carrier easyJet has won the right to fly between London and Moscow by Britain's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).EasyJet, Europe's second-largest low-cost carrier after Ryanair, was awarded the right to fly the London Gatwick to Moscow route after a decision by Britain's air regulator which said rival carriers British Airways and Virgin Atlantic also made applications to fly the route.British Airways, part of International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), will continue to operate the London Heathrow to Moscow route, the CAA said on Wednesday."EasyJet's proposal... has the potential to deliver the greatest dynamic fare benefits for consumers," the CAA's director of regulatory policy Iain Osborne said.The Gatwick to Moscow route became available after IAG was forced to sell 12 landing slots after it acquired bmi, the previous operator of the route."We believe that our flights will be popular with both business and leisure travellers alike," easyJet chief executive Carolyn McCall said.The company, which will start flying two services a day on the route from Spring 2013, said it planned to sell tickets from GBP£125 (USD$200) for a return flight. Source: Reuters
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