Air Astana has confirmed that it will transfer
flight operations from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport to Domodedovo
Airport (Terminal 1) with effect from 27 October 2019.
The transfer of flights will be carried
out without any interruption to the airline’s schedule.
This change of
airport is for services from both Nur-Sultan (formerly known as
Astana) which has 11 weekly services
in winter, and Almaty which has 14 weekly services in winter.
The change of airport in Russia’s capital is
linked to the recent signing of a codeshare agreement with S7
Airlines, with Domodedovo Airportbeing the Russian carrier’s
operational base in Moscow.
Moscow Domodedovo Airport, situated to the south
of the city, served 29.4 million passengers in 2018. It’s the base
airport for the largest global airline alliances, OneWorld and
Star Alliance, with 50 scheduled airlines operating to 202
Moscow Domodedovo Airport has a terminal area of
190,000 m2, offers over 140 shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, and
provides free WiFi via 60 access points in the terminal.
“Under One Roof” concept means that international and domestic
flights are operated within a single terminal. This improves the
transfer potential of the airport, whilst saving time and
providing convenience for passengers on the move.
The airport is connected to Moscow city centre
by way of a modern and comfortable high-speed train service (AeroExpress),
which transfers passengers straight to the heart of Moscow (Paveletskaya
station) in just 40 minutes.
Air Astana launched flights from Almaty and Nur-Sultan
to Moscow in September 2002. Since that date, the airline has carried
over 3.5 million passengers and more than 26 thousand tons of
cargo on the routes.
Air Astana currently operates 12 weekly
flights on the Nur-Sultan-Moscow-Nur-Sultan route and 16 flights
on the Almaty-Moscow-Almaty route (summer schedule).