On Sunday 29 March, Strigino International Airport (belongs to Airports of Regions Group) is switching to the spring-and-summer timetable. 20 airlines will perform scheduled and charter flights to 37 cities in Russia and abroad. The spring-and-summer timetable will be in effect until the end of October 2015.
During the spring-and-summer season Nizhny Novgorod airline passengers can travel on scheduled flights from Strigino to 19 cities in Russia: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Belgorod, Yekaterinburg, Izhevsk, Kirov, Murmansk, Nizhnekamsk, Norilsk, Penza, Perm, Samara, Saratov, Surgut, Ulyanovsk as well as the southern Anapa, Krasnodar, Sochi and Simferopol*.
For reference: 10 daily flights will go to the capital of Russia this summer, and from 19 May UTair will re-establish Nizhny Novgorod - St. Petersburg route: the Boeing 737-500 will depart from Strigino at 07:55 seven days a week (also RusLine airline will continue daily flights to this destination with the CRJ-200 aircraft).
South of Russia
Anapa. From 17 May to 27 September Ural Airlines will operate flights from Nizhniy Novgorod to Anapa with the Airbus A-320 on Sundays.
Krasnodar. On 29 May Nordavia will resume services to Krasnodar with the Boeing 737-500 on Fridays.
Simferopol. The air route between Nizhny Novgorod and the Crimea will be serviced by two carriers. On Saturday 16 May, Ural Airlines’ first regular flight will go to Simferopol, on 19 May, the airline will add the second frequency - on Tuesdays, and on 31 May - the third, on Sundays. From 8 June, Yamal airline will also begin operations on this route: the CRJ-200 aircraft will perform flights on Mondays and Fridays.
Sochi. Three carriers will fly to this destination. From 17 May, Ural Airlines will start operations on Sundays with the Airbus A-320 aircraft. From 29 May, Transaero airline will launch flights from Nizhny to Sochi with the Boeing 737-800 on Tuesdays and Fridays. And from June 3, it will be possible to fly to the Olympic capital on Wednesdays on board the Yak-42 of Izhavia airline.
Holiday destinations abroad
Turkey. In April, as many as five airlines: North Wind, Transaero, Ural Airlines, Metrodzhet and Royal Flight will open the charter program to Antalya from Nizhny Novgorod. And from 24 May, North Wind will begin flying to Dalaman with the Airbus A-321 once in 10 days.
Greece. On 28 May, the first charter Airbus A-321 of North Wind airline will go from Strigino Airport to Heraklion, and on 5 June - the Boeing 737-800 of Royal Flight airline to Rhodes.
In addition, Strigino Airport’s spring-and-summer timetable will offer regular flights to Greece. On 1 June, Ellinair Airline will start operating one connection to Thessaloniki with the Boeing 737-400 1 time in 10 days.
Cyprus. Transaero Airline from 26 April plans to open a charter flight program from Strigino to Larnaca with the Boeing 737-800.
Tunis. From 29 May, North Wind will begin charter services to Monastir on board the Airbus A-321.
Egypt. Flights from Nizhniy Novgorod to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh will be continued throughout the spring-and-summer season.
Azerbaijan. From 6 June Azerbaijan Airlines will start operating direct scheduled flights from Nizhny Novgorod to Baku with the Embraer 190 on Saturdays, and from 29 July the airline will add the second frequency - on Wednesdays.
Armenia. Ural Airlines will continue flying to Yerevan under the spring-and-summer timetable: on Tuesdays with the Airbus A-320.
Tajikistan. Regular flights to Dushanbe will be operated on Mondays and Saturdays.
Uzbekistan. On Mondays passengers will be able to travel from Strigino to Tashkent, and on Sundays - to Fergana.
Czech Republic. From April 4, Ural Airlines will re-introduce regular connections to Prague from Nizhny Novgorod. Departure from Strigino at 16:30 on Saturdays, return flight from Prague at 19:50, the aircraft type –Airbus A320.
Finland. Finnair will resume direct scheduled flights to Helsinki from Nizhny Novgorod from 23 April. The frequencies will remain unchanged: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; departure from Strigino at 03:55, the type of aircraft Embraer 190.
Germany. Regular flights to Frankfurt will continue throughout the spring-and-summer season, departing from Nizhny Novgorod at 03:30 four times a week (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays).
Spain. Charter flights to Barcelona will begin on 31 May. Royal Flight airline will operate the route with the Boeing 757-200.
* Please note that the timetable is subject to changes.