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Gatwick Airport set to launch daily flights to Moscow

EuropeGatwick Airport is set to launch new daily flights to the picturesque city of Moscow following a deal with Russia’s national airline.

The direct route to Moscow – which will land at Sheremetyevo International Airport, under 20 miles from the capital – will be operated by Russia’s flag carrier airline, Aeroflot.

The new route adds to Gatwick’s growing network, which includes the likes of China, the United States, South Africa, Nigeria, Costa Rica, Canada and Peru.

Gatwick Airport's chief commercial officer Guy Stephenson believes that Moscow is a fantastic new addition to the airports growing network and expects it to be hugely popular for both business and leisure passengers.

Just a few of the city’s famous tourist attractions include St Basil’s Cathedral, and Federation Tower, the highest skyscraper in Europe, which was just completed this year in the city’s International Business Centre.

Aeroflot, which currently flies to 131 destinations in 50 countries and in 2015 carried 26.1 million passengers, was recently awarded the title of Europe’s best airline by Business Traveller.

Another accolade for the airline came in Rome2Rio’s 2016 Global Flight Price Ranking, where it was voted as the second cheapest airline in the world behind Singapore-based carrier, Scoot.

Gatwick Airport has had a hugely successful summer, recording its busiest-ever August with 4.8 million passengers travelling through its gates.

The airport serves more than 220 destinations in 80 countries for 42 million passengers a year on short and long haul point-to-point services.

Konstantin Goryainov, deputy head of the Department for National Politics, Interregional Relations and Tourism of Moscow, has spoken about the city’s need to maintain and improve transport infrastructure if they are going to attract tourists.

If you’re thinking of travelling abroad this year, be sure to organise your European travel insurance in advance.

Date Created: 05 October 2016

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