Direct flights between Iceland and Russia to begin in 2013
Both Icelandair and the Russian airline Transaero are planning direct flights between Iceland and Russia in 2013. Icelandair intends to fly to Saint Petersburg and the first flight is planned for the beginning of June. There will be two flights a week. Icelandair is Iceland´s main airline and they fly to more than thirty cities in Europe and North America. Icelandair is expected to carry about two million passengers this year.
Transaero are planning to begin flights between Moscow and Iceland in the spring with two flights a week. Transaero is Russia´s second largest airline operating over ninety aircraft to more than 180 destinations in Russia and internationally. In 2011 the airline carried more than 8.4 million passengers.
On 13 December, Ambassador Jónsson, had a meeting with Mrs. Olga Plshakova, the CEO of Transaero.