Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport welcomes British Airways flights from London Heathrow

On Sunday 28th October, Sheremetyevo International Airport welcomed a British Airways flight from London Heathrow, making a welcome return for the airline to the airport. The UK's leading legacy airline, part of the IAG group previously operated flights to Sheremetyevo but stopped in 2003. 

The service will now give passengers more choice as well as making it more convenient to get into the centre of Moscow as Sheremetyevo International Airport is located around 29 km's that is 18 miles, northwest of central Moscow. It takes just 35 minutes to get to downtown Moscow on the Aeroexpress train service that operates a nonstop link between the airport to Belorussky station.  Buses also operate between the airport and Moscow city centre with journey times comparable to the Aeroexpress. The toll road Leningradskoye highway also makes getting to and from the airport a much quicker and easier experience. 

The British Airways flight is scheduled for depart from Heathrow's terminal 5 at 1015, arriving at Sheremetyevo at 1715 in Terminal E. The return flight is timed to depart 1835, arriving in London at 1955 local times and the airline will be using Airbus A321's on the route. .  Starting on October 28th October, the flight will 
Joerg Tuensmeyer, from British Airways, said: "By changing one of our three daily flights to Sheremetyevo, 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."

Denis Pashkovsky, Deputy General Director, Commercial Activities of Sheremetyevo International Airport, said: "Flights to The United Kingdom are highly demanded by business customers and frequent flyers. London is the world's leading financial centre for international business and commerce. We love and appreciate the British heritage and modern culture and are happy to assist in the development of mutually beneficial relations between the peoples of Russia and Great Britain. I am confident that the British Airways London-Moscow air bridge through Sheremetyevo Airport will become one of the most popular routes of the airline."