Transaero launches direct service to Moscow

Competition for direct flights to Russia is growing this month with the addition of non-stop service from New York JFK and Miami International Airport on Transaero Airlines.

“Transaero,” you ask? “Isn’t that the second largest Russian carrier serving over a hundred destinations worldwide and sporting a wide assortment of fancy Boeing widebodies?” Why yes, dear reader, it is. Авиакомпания Трансаэро has been growing sinusoidally over the last ten years, launching and folding routes from Los Angeles to Sydney to Hong Kong.

Their newest expansion plan includes launching direct service to the east coast of these United States in additional to Beijing in the far east.

Will it be better than Aeroflot? Well, Aeroflot does have the strong advantages of Skyteam partnership and backing from the Russian state — but perhaps the competition in the market will drive prices down. Now, if only we could do something about the visa fees….

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