SWISS announced today that it will add 2 charter flights to help move more passengers to the World Cup in Russia this summer. These charters will fly to Rostov and Samara.
As far as Rostov is concerned, on June 17 LX8920 will depart Zurich at 8:15a and arrive in Rostov at 1:15p. The return charter is scheduled for June 18 as LX8921 and will depart Rostov at 5:15a, arriving in Zurich at 6:40a. The flights will be operated by an A320.
For Samara, LX8910 will depart Zurich on June 11 as flight LX8910 at 11:00a, arriving in Samara at 5:05p. The return flight will operate as LX8911 on June 29 departing Samara at 1:35p, arriving in Zurich at 4:05p. The flights will be operated by an A321.
Citing current economic conditions in Russia as a result of various sanctions, Lufthansa has announced that it will suspend service to several Russian destinations this year.
Service to Nizhny Novgorod will end September 7, 2015.
Service to Samara will end September 6, 2015.
Service to Moscow Vnukovo will end August 31, 2015.
Resumption of services to these cities will be reconsidered if and when economic conditions warrant.
That is all…. 😉
Brussels Airlines has added 6 new destinations to their summer timetable that will extend their reach within Europe and add another destination to Russia.
Nearly each of the new destinations is what I would consider a ‘Niche’ destination in that some of the new cities that have been added are quite small, very quaint and offer a lot of charisma for visitors to appreciate.
The new destinations for Europe are Dubrovnik, Lourdes, Calvi, Olbia and Bullund. For Russia, St. Petersburg has been added. The new routes should be available for booking soon on BrusselsAirlines.com with fares starting as low as €69 for a round trip ticket.
The timing of the routes is as follows (departure from / return to Brussels (BRU)) :
Calvi (Corsica): Will operate 1x/week between May 30 and September 26, 2015.
Dubrovnik (Croatia): Will operate 2x/week between April 25 and October 3, 2015.
Olbia (Sardinia): Will operate 1x/week between May 27 and September 19, 2015.
Billund (Denmark): Will operate 2x/day beginning March 29, 2015.
Lourdes (France): Will operate 2x/week between May 11 and September 25, 2015.
St. Petersburg (Russia): Will operate 3x/week between March 30 and October 23, 2015.