Showing posts with label Pobeda Airlines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pobeda Airlines. Show all posts

13 May, 2021

Pobeda Airline starts full-scale flight schedule from Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport

The budget carrier Pobeda, part of the Aeroflot Group, has begun operating a full-scale flight schedule from Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport.

Pobeda began operating flights from Sheremetyevo as part of the Aeroflot Group's strategy to optimize the Group's route network and fleet, taking into account the high demand for low-cost travel.

The modern infrastructure, production resources and qualified personnel of Sheremetyevo Airport make it possible to provide efficient ground handling of the airline's turnaround flights within 25 minutes. The handling operator of Sheremetyevo Airport, Sheremetyevo Handling LLC, in cooperation with the airport's divisions and other companies of the Group, provides services for passengers and aircraft in the shortest possible time to ensure return flights. The technologies for servicing aircraft and passengers provide for the accelerated or parallel execution of a number of operations, taking into account all safety measures.

"The full-scale program of flights of Pobeda Airline from Sheremetyevo is another step in the development of our base partner - Aeroflot Group," said Mikhail Vasilenko, Director General of JSC SIA, "and we are delighted to welcome one of the fastest-growing airlines in Europe. The arrival of the low-cost airline will ensure the expansion of the airport's route network and provide our passengers with new opportunities in terms of airfares."

16 August, 2020

Pobeda to launch flights between St Petersburg and Yarolsavl

The low-cost airline Pobeda, as part of the development of the regional network of flights, opened the sale of tickets for the new route St. Petersburg-Yaroslavl.  
Yaroslavl will become a new city on the Pobeda flight map. A regular flight from St. Petersburg will be operated from September 22 three times a week - on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Earlier, as part of the expansion of the regional route network from St. Petersburg, Pobeda began flying to Ulyanovsk, Voronezh and Stavropol.
Pobeda began a phased restoration of the flight program on June 1, 2020. In total, 89 destinations are presented in the low-cost airline's schedule for the summer season of 2020.
Pobeda opened the sale for domestic flights of the summer schedule in May, having reduced the average fare by about three times compared to the summer of 2019: more than 60% of tickets were offered at 499-2999 rubles, taking into account all airport taxes.

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10 August, 2018

More new schedules from Russia's Aeroflot

The Russian airline, Aeroflot has announced it is increasing flights to Phuket and Dubai soon as well as launching a brand new route to Nalchik, the capital of the Kabardino-Balkaria region in southern Russia from its Moscow base. 

The carrier will launch new the route to Nalchik on 28 October 2018 and will fly an Airbus 1320 on a daily rotation to the city that's known as the pearl of the North Caucasus. The flight SU1064 will depart Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport at 14:00 and will arrive at Nalchik at 16:30, while the return flight, SU1065 departs Nalchik at 17:30 to land back at Sheremetyevo at 20:00. 

Nalchik is surrounded on three sides by mountains and is located practically at the foot of Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in Russia. In the winter time, Elbrus becomes a magnet for skiers and snowboarders from all countries. The Elbrus enjoys special popularity amongst climbers. Resorts in the North Caucasus are a fast-growing tourist centre in Russia, combining unique natural features with the renowned hospitality of the Caucasus.

24 June, 2018

Pobeda sues smoking passengers for causing diversions and wins

Is the Russian budget airline Pobeda starting a precedent by suing unruly passengers whose bad behaviour forces an aircraft to divert?

The low-cost airline has recently won a number of court cases it took to reclaim the costs of diversions against the passengers that caused them by bad behaviour - in the most recent three cases the bad behaviour was smoking during the flight.

The airline told the courts the flights were diverted to "exclude the possibility of fire" after smoke alarms had been triggered.  Flights DP188, DP189 and DP855 operating between Moscow and the cities of Gyumri and Makhachkala in August-September last year were diverted either to Mineralnye Vody or Volgograd and Pobeda decided to go after the passengers financially to recoup some of the costs associated with each diversion.  

In all three recent cases, the courts sided with the airline granting them legal damages of Rb700,000 ($11,000) in total. General director Andrei Kalmykov says that would-be smokers should "think a hundred times" before smoking on Pobeda's flights. He warned that the airline was working closely with financial recovery specialists to collect all the claims in full.

Pobeda is not the first airline to take legal action against passengers, in 2015 British budget airline Jet2 said it was taking legal action against a passenger, Jamie Ferguson, in Ibiza following Ferguson's abusive behaviour on a flight from Glasgow.  At the time the airline said it had banned Mr Ferguson for life and would be "pursuing legal action against the troublemaker in the Spanish courts".

Are the Pobeda cases about to set a precedent for airlines taking legal action against passengers who cause disruption through excess alcohol consumption, aggression or just plain bad behaviour?

"I firmly believe all airlines should take legal action against passengers you cause disruption to flights through being drunk on a flight or acting aggressively and dangerously." Our chief aviation correspondent Jason Shaw says. "The cost of a diversion can soon mount up for an airline, especially if the crew are coming to the end of their allowed duty hours and so, therefore, it seems only fair to recoup those costs, in full or in part, from the direct cause of those unexpected extra costs. It would also act as a deterrent to some people if they know that airlines will come after them legally for the extra costs their drunkenness of aggression costs."


25 October, 2017

Pobeda Airlines & Split Scimitar® Winglets Milestone

Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) announced today that Russia's Pobeda Airlines will be the largest operator in the Russian Federation of its latest Split Scimitar Winglet technology.  Pobeda Airlines intends to install the Winglets on its fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft beginning this week.  Aviation Partners' latest Winglet design, the Split Scimitar Winglet, uses existing Blended Winglet technology but adds new aerodynamic Scimitar tips and a large ventral strake, further increasing the efficiency of the aeroplane.