S7 Airlines has performed its first flight from Novosibirsk to Simferopol. All 166 seats of the carrier’s Boeing 737-800 have been booked, ITAR-TASS reports with reference to the carrier’s press-service.
All the 166 passengers checked in for the first flight on this route, including three infants, press-service of Novosibirsk Tolmachevo airport reported. "The flights to Crimea are very popular, most of the discount tickets have been sold right away", - the airline noted.
According to the carrier’s representative, S7 has over 6000 discount (subsidized) tickets. On June 27th the airline will open the second flight from Novosibirsk to Crimea and the third weekly flight on this route will be launched on June 30th.
Up to 120 discount tickets will be offered for each flight on this route; the cost of one-way ticket is 4800 rubles. The price of round-trip ticket on route Novosibirsk – Simferopol – Novosibirsk is 10100 rubles (including agency fees).
Besides S7 Airlines, Alrosa Mirny Air Enterprise (Alrosa Air Company Limited) started performing direct flights from Novosibirsk to Simferopol on June 16th 2014. The total number of discount tickets offered by the carrier will be 2700 ones.
The low fare tickets are offered to the passengers in the network of the governmental program aimed at increasing the affordability of flights to Simferopol and back.