First flight arrives at Moscow's Zhukovsky airport
Moscow’s newest international airport in the city of Zhukovsky in the Moscow region, has received its first flight from the Belarusian capital of Minsk.
The flight was conducted by the Belarusian national airline, Belavia. The Boeing 737-300 aircraft with 133 passengers onboard landed at the airfield, and 88 passengers are expected on the return flight, TASS reports.
Zhukovsky International Airport was officially opened in May. Currently, Minsk is the only international destination one can fly to from the new airport.
Earlier, several Russian air carriers stated their intention to launch flights from the Zhukovsky airfield, among them are Ural airlines, Yamal and Wim-Avia. They have already received licenses from the interdepartmental commission at the Transport Ministry to conduct regular international flights from Zhukovsky. The air carriers plan to fly to Austria, Germany, Bulgaria, Hungary, China, Czech Republic as well as Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.