Good news for travelers takes off as Aeroflot's Pobeda (Победа) "Victory" airline starts the sale of tickets on their website. According to the news, the low cost airline has begun selling tickets for flights to Vienna and Bratislava to take off December 19th. The Christmas markets in Austria and Slovakia never were more attractive.
Note: Apparently all the seats for the Bratislava flights are sold out. We have contacted the airline and await updating on this.
Tourists interested in taking in these and other great destinations will soon be able to lift off from Yekaterinburg, Kirov, Nizhnevartovsk, Perm, Samara, Tyumen, Surgut, and Moscow, with other international connections coming up soon. These first flights are being sold for as low as 999 rubles one including taxes and fees. "Victory" plans at least two additional international destinations by the end of the year.
Readers may recall, "Victory" was refused permission to carry flights to some 15 countries back in September. Denied a comprehensive permit, the airline cannot yet fly to; Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Spain, Israel, Italy, France, Cuba, Jordan, Latvia, Estonia, the Netherlands and Hungary. The Federal air transport Agency took note of the "technicality" that was used to exlude "Victory's" acceptance, officials demanded the airline actually have flights to all these countries, rather than it being a matter of choice. The wording of the rules were used to deny in individual tolerances to operate flights to Hungary, France, Belarus, Germany and Slovakia.
The airline was also denied access for a route in between Moscow and Heraklion on Crete, a route that would surely bolster that Island's Russian touristic flows, even in the off season. The airline has also requested permission to begin flights to Germany and Italy, but these possibilities are still up in the air as well.
"Victory" received its air operator certificate in November 2014. The low-cost airline was established once Aeroflot low-cost airline "Dobrolet" hit the EU sanctions and was forced to cease operations. We have selected the Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft, which are the most popular and reliable jet aircraft in the world.