Gulf Air today announced it will increase its Moscow service from four weekly to daily flights with a new operating schedule that will come into effect in the last weeks of October, coinciding with the airline’s three-year anniversary of direct, non-stop service to/from Domodedovo International Airport in Russia.
Commenting on this latest development, Gulf Air Chief Commercial Officer Ahmed Janahi said: “By adding frequencies and enhancing our product offering we are making Moscow more accessible than ever for our customers travelling from across the region, providing them with greater flight selections for both direct and transit travel to and from the Russian capital. We believe this positive development will boost our competitive edge in the market and anticipate positive passenger response and heightened demand as a result on our popular Moscow route.”
Gulf Air’s direct Moscow route is further supported by a Special Prorate Agreement (SPA) agreement between the airline and Russian carrier S7 Airlines enabling Gulf Air passengers to take flights beyond Moscow to and from various Russian cities including St. Petersburg, Kazan, Samara, Volgograd, Rostov, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Ufa, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk.
With a combined fare that is more attractive than those purchased separately, the SPA agreement allows passengers to purchase only one ticket, at a more competitive fare, for their entire journey instead of separate tickets for each