Air Malta will move its Malta-Moscow operation to Sheremetyevo Airport Terminal E as from the 3rd June 2016.
The airline’s timetable will remain unchanged operating a twice weekly service departing from Malta every Friday and Saturday and from Moscow every Saturday and Sunday. The Maltese airline continues to be the only airline offering direct flights between Russia and Malta.
Located northwest of central Moscow, the airport is served by a variety of efficient transport modes. It is just 35 minutes away from the city center by the Aeroexpress train. Sheremetyevo Airport has the biggest duty free area in Russia and a wide selection of famous food and beverage outlets. There are six hotels within a ten-minute walk of the airport, and hotel in transit zone of Terminal E.
“Sheremetyevo airport is one of the top 10 fastest growing airports in Europe. Last year the airport handled 31.6 million passengers and 265,040 aircraft movements, making it the largest and most modern airport in Russia,” commented Ursula Silling, Air Malta’s Chief Commercial Officer. Air Malta will serve the airport’s newest terminal, inaugurated in 2010.
The airport’s 20 million people catchment area covers regions with the biggest concentration of business headquarters and the highest income per capita. “Sheremetyevo Airport will provide Air Malta with more operational flexibility and fits perfectly in our strategy to offer customers the best central airports with easy onward connections. Sheremetyevo Airport is a hub of the National Airline of Russia and Air Malta’s code share partner, Aeroflot. Through this code-sharing Sheremetyevo will offer our customers over 30 destinations within Russia,” added Ms Silling.
Despite the tough economic and competitive climate, Air Malta is committed to the route and is the only airline offering connectivity to the country to support the business community and assist the development of tourism from both countries.