Wednesday, 23 May 2018

British Airways changing one of its Moscow flights to Sheremetyevo

At a time when the UK's relationship with Russia grows ever colder, British Airways makes it easier for their passengers to go directly to the secret FSB training centre in the north of Moscow by changing one of their flights to head into Sheremetyevo Airport.

 From 28th October 2018, British Airways will begin operating one of its three daily services to Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) instead of Domodedovo International Airport (DME), ideal for northern Moscow. Sheremetyevo is located some18 miles northwest of the centre of Moscow, whilst DME is 26 miles southeast from the centre of the city. 

Joerg Tuensmeyer, Head of Sales for Europe, said: “By changing one of our three daily flights to SVO we are opening up the north of the city for our Russian customers and giving more options to our UK based travellers who need to get to that part of the city when they arrive into the capital. We know how precious time is, especially to our business customers and frequent flyers, so this change allows them to spend more time in the lounge working or relaxing.”

In the British Airways press release issued today advising of the changes, not only did they spell centre wrong, they also spelt the name of DME airport incorrectly, however, thankfully their pilots know where they are going, even if the press office doesn't!