Transaero puts 747 on domestic routes

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Transaero Airlines is deploying Boeing 747-400s on a number of domestic routes as part of its summer schedule.

Between June and September, the Russian carrier will operate the four-engined widebody on some flights between Moscow and St Petersburg. This will comprise services from the capital’s Vnukovo and Domodedovo airports.

A weekly return flight from Vnukovo to Sochi will be conducted with the type between June and September.

Since last month, the airline has been operating daily flights from Domodedovo to Vladivostok with 747s. This is to be continued until October.

Khabarovsk, near the border to northeast China, is being served with the aircraft until the end of August.

This is the first time that Transaero is using the type on these routes, the airline says. The change is due to increased demand during the summer season, it adds.

Transaero will operate 747s for leisure flights from St Petersburg to Cyprus, Greece, Tunisia and Turkey.

Aside from 20 747-400s, the airline’s fleet comprises 47 737s, 15 767s, 14 777s and five Tupolev Tu-204s, Flightglobal’s Ascend Online database shows.