AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has launched its new Go Russia Pass offering greater flexibility and cost savings on flights operated by Aeroflot within Russia.
The pass is the latest in a series of Go Passes developed by SkyTeam to provide global customers with economical travel to suit their needs whether flying for business or leisure. The Go Russia Pass is available to passengers traveling on flights originating outside Russia with any of SkyTeam's 15 member airlines or on a Go Round the World ticket.
Aeroflot - Russia's flag carrier and a SkyTeam member since 2006 - operates an extensive network of domestic flights and more than 30 destinations are included from its hub at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport as part of the Go Russia Pass. These include the famous financial, industrial and tourism center of St Petersburg, the major energy producing regions of Surgut and Tyumen and the industrial cities of Nizhny Novgorod and Vladivostok.
Customers purchasing a Go Russia Pass can opt from a minimum of three to a maximum of 16 flight coupons. Fares are calculated based on the number of miles flown non-stop, offering discounts of up to 20% off standard fares, depending on the itinerary. Coupons have no minimum stay, open-jaw itineraries are permitted and passengers can stop in each city multiple times - giving them complete flexibility to plan their trips. The Go Russia Pass is available for sale starting May 2nd 2012.
"With the Russian economy continuing to perform strongly, the Go Russia Pass has been designed to meet the demand for increased travel within the country," said Alfredo Frassoni, SkyTeam's Manager Revenue Management & Fare Products. "The majority of SkyTeam airlines fly to Moscow and the Go Russia Pass enables customers to visit multiple cities in one trip, maximizing the potential for business travel and tourism."
SkyTeam members serving the alliance's hub at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport include: Air France, Alitalia, Czech Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta Air Lines, KLM and Korean Air. Aeroflot operates flights from Moscow to major cities throughout Europe, Asia, the Greater China Region, North America, Africa and the Middle East.
SkyTeam's Go Russia Pass is one of a number SkyTeam travel passes including: Go Round the World, Go China, Go Europe and the recently launched, Go Africa.