22 Jun 2009 17:19

Rossiya, KLM sign code-share deal

ST. PETERSBURG. June 22 (Interfax) - The state-owned Rossiya Russian Airlines, based at St Petersburg's Pulkovo Airport, has signed a code-share agreement with KLM on services to and from Amsterdam, the Russian airline told Interfax.

Rossiya will increase the frequency of flights to Amsterdam to four from three weekly from July 13, and KLM will start operating five flights to St Petersburg instead of four as of July 17.

Rossiya merged with Pulkovo Airlines in 2006. It operates three Boeing-767-300, five Boeing-737-500, eight A-319, four A-320 and ten Tu-154M aircraft.

The airline flew 3.481 million passengers in 2008 - 7.3% more than in 2007.