Uzbekistan Airways will start flying to one more Moscow airport – Vnukovo from 1 October 2023, the carrier’s press service said.
“The transfer of scheduled flights to Vnukovo airport has a number of advantages – an opportunity to choose a convenient airport with all conditions for a comfortable visit to the capital of the Russian Federation is provided. Flights HY601/602 and HY603/604 will continue to be operated from Tashkent to Domodedovo International Airport,” said a representative of the airline.
Flights HY613/614, HY611/612, HY9613/9614 and HY9813/9814 from Tashkent to Moscow and back, as well as all flights from Fergana, Namangan, Samarkand, Bukhara, Navoi, Karshi, Termez, Urgench and Nukus to Moscow and back will be operated to Vnukovo Airport.
The transfer of flights to Vnukovo will allow passengers travelling from Moscow to Tashkent or back to choose the best airport in Moscow, taking into account the distance of each airport from the city centre. For passengers coming from regional centres of the Uzbekistan to Vnukovo airport will be the most optimal in terms of developed transport infrastructure, Uzbekistan Airways said.
The airline added that Vnukovo airport is the closest to the centre of Moscow – 34 kilometres away. And since recently, a metro station of the same name has been operating on the territory of the airport, which will allow passengers to get to the centre of the capital in 40 minutes.
In autumn 2018, Uzbekistan Airways changed its home airport in the Russian capital from Domodedovo to Vnukovo. However, in the summer of 2021, the carrier returned to DME and increased the number of flights to the historically traditional Moscow airport to 28 per week. The frequency of flights doubled compared to the 2018 level.