Russian airline begins Sydney flights


Sydney Airport says Russia-based airline Transaero has become the latest carrier to begin flights into Sydney.

Transaero will begin a new fortnightly charter service to Sydney from Moscow, via Hong Kong, on Boeing 767s.

Sydney Airport chief executive Russell Balding said Transaero is Sydney Airport’s 39th international carrier, with Moscow becoming the airport’s 52nd destination.

Mr Balding said the airline is an established and growing Russian carrier that would provide more choice for international tourists who wish to travel to Australia.

“Transaero’s new service makes Sydney more accessible as a place to visit for millions of Russians,” he said.

Sydney Airport is 72.1 per cent owned by Macquarie Airports (MAp).