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Russia, UK Sign MOU to Increase Moscow-London Frequencies

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Russia and the UK have agreed to increase the number of Moscow-London frequencies from 21X- to 35X-weekly for first-designated carriers. “These traffic rights are applicable for any type of aircraft smaller than a 500-seat capacity,” according to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by the countries at the end of May, ATWonline reported.

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According to an ATW source, Moscow-based Aeroflot Airlines asked for a frequency increase. Russian international traffic is still down, but a Moscow-London frequency increase could be necessary for Aeroflot to provide a more adaptable schedule with lower capacity aircraft.

However, London Heathrow Airport capacity could limit Russian airline development. “The Russian delegation has raised concerns about the lack of available slots at Heathrow and strongly believes all designated air carriers should operate on a fair and equal opportunity basis [Air Services Agreement, Article 3, Dec. 19, 1957].

The UK delegation confirmed Heathrow airport operates at very close to maximum available capacity, but noted slots are readily available at other London airports. Further, the UK delegation noted there are five airports in London, including London City airport,” the MOU stated.

The second designated carrier may operate up to 14X-weekly, in the same way as before. The UK and Russia currently have only one designated carrier from each side—Aeroflot and London-based British Airways—that provides Moscow-London service.

Russia’s Moscow-based Transaero Airlines operated these flights until its bankruptcy  in 2015. UK low-cost carrier easyJet ceased Moscow operations in March 2016 because of a downward trend in traffic.

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Russia and the UK have agreed to increase the number of Moscow-London frequencies from 21X- to 35X-weekly for first-designated carriers. “These traffic rights are applicable for any type of aircraft smaller than a 500-seat capacity,” according to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by the countries at the end of May. According to an ATW source, Moscow-based Aeroflot Airlines asked for a frequency increase. Russian international traffic is still down, but a Moscow-London …

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