Turkish airline Atlasglobal opened flights between Moscow and Istanbul from Sheremetyevo Airport

25 September 2017 Sheremetyevo International Airport held a meeting ceremony of Atlasglobal first flight from Ataturk International airport. Atlasglobal became the first foreign airline performing scheduled flights from Sheremetyevo to Istanbul.

The inaugural flight ceremony was attended by Atlasglobal Sales Director Recep Emanet, Deputy CIS Sales Director Ahmet Can Akbuga, Regional director for Russia Nejdet Tasci, Ground Operations Director Yuksel Atak and Deputy General Director for passenger service and aircraft handling JSC “MASH” Dmitry Kaigorodov.

Passengers of Atlasglobal are serviced in Terminal E Sheremetyevo. Atlasglobal airline has scheduled daily flights (in the summer schedule airline’s arrival is at 12.30 MSK, the departure is at 16.00 MSK). Airbus 319, A320 and A321 with a capacity of 136 seats, 164 seats and 204 respectively to be operated on the route. Moscow became the fifth Russian city in the route network of Atlasglobal.

Business class passengers may take advantages of additional services such as free baggage allowance (40 kg), delicious cuisine from airline’s onboard chef, priority baggage services, and free VIP shuttle service to the aircraft at Ataturk airport.

Atlasglobal Sales Director Recep Emanet said: “Atlasglobal continues to expand its network from East to West. With opening of new routes in Europe, the Middle East, the CIS, in particular Russia and Ukraine, we have reached more than 50 destinations. With opening of new destinations, we increase the number of convenient connections offered to our customers. The main goal of Atlasglobal is to provide as fast, efficient and high quality service as it possible. I am sure, the route Moscow — Istanbul from Sheremetyevo Airport has a great future”.

Deputy General Director for passenger service and aircraft handling JSC MASH Dmitry Kaigorodov mentioned: “Sheremetyevo International Airport welcomes the new aviation partner. We can offer modern infrastructure and qualified staff, which is ready to provide airlines and its passenger’s high level of service, reliability and safety”.

Next year Sheremetyevo will meet participants and guests of the World Cup with the new Terminal B which has capacity of 20 million passengers per year and new automated transport system which connects terminals under runways. Turkish football fans who will arrive to Moscow on flights Atlasglobal will be able to gain all advantages of the new Terminal B, modern infrastructure and excellent service of Sheremetyevo.

Atlasglobal operates flights in more than 50 destinations, 35 of which are in Europe, the Middle East and the CIS. The airline is based at Istanbul Ataturk Airport and has an additional hub at Dalaman Airport.

During 2017, the airline increased the number of routes from different geographical regions, such as Najaf, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Beirut and Tel Aviv. In addition, Atlasglobal has signed interline agreements with Air France, Air Serbia, and others.

Sheremetyevo International Airport is the largest Russian airport in terms of passenger and freight traffic, takeoff and landing operations, the area of ​​the airport complex and the capacity of the cargo complex. The Sheremetyevo route network consists of 186 destinations. In 2016, Sheremetyevo set a historic record for passenger traffic, serving 34 million 30 thousand people.

In 2016, Sheremetyevo took the first place in Europe for the quality of passenger service in the category of airports with a passenger flow of 25-40 million people per year in the ASQ (Airport Service Quality) ACI (Airports Council International) rating.

According to the report of the International Council of Airports ACI (Airports Council International), in the first half of this year Sheremetyevo became the most dynamic airport in Europe in the category of airports with a passenger flow of more than 25 million per year. The growth rate of passenger traffic in Sheremetyevo amounted to 17.7%. In July 2017 Sheremetyevo airport retained the status of the most dynamic airport in Europe in its category.

Following the results of August 2017, Sheremetyevo took the first place in Europe and the second in the world on punctuality in the Major Airports category, according to the rating of the information and statistical company Flightstats.

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