First low-cost airline begins operations in Russia30 January 2007
When the inaugural Sky Express flight took off from Moscowâ€™s Vnukovo Airport for Sochi last Monday afternoon, the low-cost airline phenomenon familiar in Europe and the United States finally came to Russia.
The brainchild of Boris Abramovich, general director of the countryâ€™s third-largest carrier, KrasAir, Sky Express is the first budget airline to start operating in the country. With a handful of competitors expected to follow, the airline looks set to change the face of domestic air travel by offering tickets for as little as 500 rubles ($19).
source: St Petersbourg Times