Thursday, 8 October 2015

London - Moscow: airline suspends bookings

Russian airline Transaero, which flies from Gatwick to Moscow, has suspended ticket sales. The move is understood to stem from the failure of  a proposed takeover by Aeroflot. A statement t on its website says the carrier will continue to operate passenger services  on international and domestic routes until December 15. Travellers booked on flights departing after midnight on that date will get full refunds.  The crisis follows last weeks news that easyJet would suspend its Gatwick-Moscow service. Its last flights o n gthe route will depart on March 16. The airline described the move as “temporary” and said it would keep the potential reintroduction of the route under review. “The decision has been taken in response to the significant and sustained reduction in demand for travel between Moscow and London in recent months which has been driven by a number of factors, including the macro-political environment and the weakness of the Russian economy together with the tightening of the visa application process.”

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