What types of cars do you rent?

Car Hire Comparison UK: Most rental companies categorise the hire cars and broadly speaking, these are as follows: Mini, Economy, compact, Standard or Intermediate, Full Size, Luxury or Premium, Vans/Minivans (also referred to as MPV's or People Carriers), SUV's and, depending on the location, Exotic and/or Special Cars which may include such icons as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Bentley, Lamborghini and so on. The 'vans' or people carriers are typically available in derivatives from 5 seats through to nine seater. Some locations will also have soft tops (convertibles/cabriolets) available, from a sports car through to a family soft top or 4x4 with a removable, canvas top. Compare Car Hire.

The range is exhaustive and we invite you to look at the 'information' section for additional details on individual vehicles and specifications. Remember, that the extent of the range will be dependent on availability, location and country. 

Where can I get my rental car?

The good news is that 'Car Hire Assistant' has access to over 550 suppliers who, combined, have some 30,000 locations in 175 countries. Therefore, if you want to collect your rental car from a large city, small town, holiday resort, sea port or airport, there is an excellent chance that one of the rental companies we use will have an office near you. If you want to collect your hire car from one location and return it to another, this is also possible with some hire companies, although a premium is charged. Many of the companies we deal with also have kiosks or stations at major airports. 

Remember, our service is free, there are no hidden charges or booking surcharges. We search, so you can compare, not just the price of your rental car, but the options, types of vehicles, locations and service. Compare car hire prices with Car Hire Assistant, The UK  Car Hire Comparison Site - Compare Car Hire

Car Rentals made simple

Renting a car, van or people carrier (MPV) does not have to be a stressful experience. Using a car rental comparison site such as 'Car Hire Assistant' can save you  many hours attempting to find the cheapest deals and then trying to compare the hire options on a like for like basis. Moreover, the process of weeding out those rental operators that employ tactics of headline grabbing, low rental costs, only to hit the hirer with a huge list of extras, means you have to remain alert. Car Hire Assistant removes ambiguities with a guarantee of no hidden prices and a commitment to inclusive rental rates. Car options are laid out in a logical manner allowing the renter to compare 'apples with apples'. We also offer additional, complimentary services such as Car Hire Excess Insurance, Travel Insurance and Airport Transfers. Free service and no booking charges. The best comparison site for Cheap Car Hire

Rental Cars in Moscow

Car Hire Assistant offer a wide range of rental cars. Compare Car Hire with Car Hire AssistantCar Hire in Moscow? Anyone that has had to search for the best car rental prices will appreciate the time consuming nature of the process and the frustration of trying to compare prices on a 'like for like' basis. Car Hire Assistant removes the vagaries and ensures that our prices are presented in a manner that allows you to compare prices, benefits and terms on an equal basis. Your search for car hire in Moscow has brought you to our site and now we can get to work.

We are a car hire comparison site, which means that we will, on your behalf, seek prices from all the car rental operators we have in Moscow. The number of rental operators we deal with varies, however, to give you an insight into the depths we go to, we have some 550 rental operators, with in excess of 30,000 locations in 175 countries. As will become apparent, this is an extensive network and maximises your opportunities to get the best price for your hire in Moscow. One fundamental  aspect of this comparison service is that all the hire companies know they are being compared and this encourages them to be competitive. Because none of us want to miss out on promotions and special offers, these will be included with our hire summary for Moscow and they will be marked with a best buy icon. 

To ensure that you are provided with a comprehensive choice, in addition to local rental companies in Moscow, we also seek prices from national and international operators who have rental locations in Moscow. Some of these operators may have several locations in Moscow, at strategic places, such as Moscow airports, railway stations or in the centre of the city.  Some of the companies we may seek quotes from will be familiar to you, they include; Europcar, National, Avis, Sixt, Hertz, Thrifty, Budget Rent A Car, Enterprise and Alamo. Rent a prestige, compact of luxury SUV in Moscow through Car Hire Assistant. Finding you the cheapest deals on car hire.

Although the precise terms of some rental companies will differ, you can be assured that the prices you are quoted for your Moscow rental car will be fully inclusive, with no hidden charges such as airport collection premiums, credit card surcharges or booking fees. Our fully inclusive prices will include; Collision Damage Waiver, Third Party Liability Protection, Theft Waiver and taxes. You will be given the opportunity to review the specific terms of the rental company in Moscow before you book. If you have read to this point, they you may like to know, that in the time it has taken you to get to this point, you could have entered your hire details and received a summary of the best deals in Moscow. We have timed the process and it takes under a minute. It is a free service, we don't add on a booking fee or surcharge for using ours service, so you really have nothing to lose, but everything to gain. 

When you are presented with the summary of hire prices for Paris, you will also be given the opportunity to filter the type of vehicle you are seeking. These are categorised as; Mini, Economy, Standard or Intermediate, Full Size, Luxury or Premium, Van or Minivan (people carriers), SUV and Exotic or Special. The extent of vehicle options available in Moscow will be dependent on the availability for the dates you require. However, some operators also specialise in top of the range rental cars and/or special or exotic cars and these might include; Porsche, Ferrari, McLaren, Aston Martin, BMW M5's and so on. 

No matter which part of Moscow you want to collect your rental car, we are confident that we can accommodate your needs with little need to compromise. Remember, we will contact independent and national operators in Moscow, to ensure that you receive the best prices and, the most choice (locations, types of vehicles etc.) If you want to take a look at the specifications of specific models contained within the categories listed above, please refer to the link above. Car Hire Assistant would be delighted to help you find the best deals in Moscow and we hope you will give us the opportunity.

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About Russia

Year after year, people go to Russia for their vacation. They head there because of its history, its beauty, and with so many Russians living outside; some visitors will have Russian descendants. No matter whether you are going there for the first time or you have been there in the past, here are some interesting facts about Russia that you may not have known.

  • Russia is the world's largest country measuring some 6,592,849 sq miles and covering more than an 8th of the world's inhabited area.
  • It spans nine time zones
  • It is the the world's 9th most populous country.
  • Russia has the earth's biggest reserves of energy and mineral resources in the world.
  • Back during the 18th century, it was the 3rd biggest empire in the history of the world. The empire spread from Poland to Alaska.
  • It was the first country to get into space and for launching the world's first satellite.
  • Russia is home to 23 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 40 UNESCO biosphere reserves, 40 national parks and 101 nature reserves.
  • For a long time before becoming the soviet state, it was ruled by the Tsars.
  • There are 11 million who live in Moscow, and it's the largest city in Europe.
  • The biggest forest reserves are in Russia. The only place that produces more oxygen is the rainforest in the Amazon.
  • Russia has the largest active volcano is in the world. This volcano (Klyuchevskaya Sopka) is 4,750 meters at its peak.
  • Russia's Ladoga Lake is Europe's largest lake. It covers some 18,400 square km and has a depth on 51 meters.
  • Russia has world's oldest mountains. It is also home to Lake Baikal, which is the deepest lake in the world and the world's the largest fresh water reservoir. Baikal also contains over one fifth of the world's fresh surface water.
  • Russia is rich in raw materials such as oil, timber, and natural gas.

Car Hire Assistant can provide Car Hire in most Russian cities including the major and regional airports. One you have booked your hire car and you have rested from your flight, you will undoubtedly want to go out and see some of the sights. For a truly memorable vacation, you should consider at least one of the suggestions below. You will not regret it and you will make some great memories.

Red Square

No trip to Russia is complete without visiting Red Square. It's truly a really great experience. It's not the architecture, though they are amazing. It's the feeling of history that you will feel. It's where Lenin's body is displayed. It is also where a famous parade was held back in 1941 when the city was besieged by Germany. When you visit Russia, go to Red Square. You will remember it for your whole life.

The Hermitage

This was founded by Catherine the Great back in 1762. This is among the largest and oldest museums you are ever going to find. It's housed in a total of six buildings, which includes the amazing Winter Palace. It is home to an amazing collection of historical and art treasures from all around Europe and other places. There are nearly three million things there, including the biggest painting collection that you would find anywhere. That means you can go back again and again and you won't see everything.

The busiest airports in Russia are the three based in or around Moscow which are; Domodedovo International Airport, Sheremetyevo International Airport and Vnukovo International Airport. Followed by Pulkovo Airport (St. Petersburg), Koltsovo Airport (Yekatarinburg), Tolmachevo Airport (Novosibirsk) and Pashkovsky Airport in Krasnodar. With passenger numbers ranging from 22m at Domodedovo to 2m at Pashkovsky.

Russia's top 10 tourist attractions include; The Kremlin (Moscow), Red Square (Moscow), St. Basil's Cathedral (Moscow), The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood (St. Petersburg), The Winter Palace and Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg), Mamayev Kurgan (Volgograd), St. Isaac's Cathedral (St. Petersburg), The Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow), The Russian Museum (St. Petersburg) and, Novgorod, one of the oldest cities in Russia.

Favourite destinations for travellers in Russia include (of course), Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Sochi, Kazan, Samara, Kaliningrad, Krasnodar, Irkutsk, Nizhniy Novgorod and Novosibirsk. Major sea ports of Russia include Rostov-on-Don on the Azov Sea, Novorossiysk on the Black Sea, Astrakhan and Makhachkala on the Caspian, Kaliningrad and St Petersburg on the Baltic, Arkhangelsk on the White Sea, Murmansk on the Barents Sea, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Vladivostok on the Pacific Ocean.

Car Hire Assisatnt will provide a price comparison service for car hire at any major city in Russia, most major seaports, all international airports and many regional airport. Our car hire comparison service is free and we add nothing to the price of the rental. In addtion, Car Hire Assstant can provide tours, additional protection for insurance excess, airport or hotel transfers and airport parking in the UK

Planning your Trip

Things always seem to go better when they are carefully planned and flying to another destination is no exception. Plan well and all things being equal, you should have an uneventful trip with less stress. Here are the top tips:

Before you leave

  • Ensure that you have your airline tickets, vouchers for hotel bookings, car rental and/or airport shuttle transfers, your passport, visa (if required), money, credit cards and travellers cheques. If you are renting a car at your destination, make sure you have your driver's licence (paper and photo) and, if necessary, an international drivers permit. These items should all be kept in your hand luggage.
  • Familiarise yourself with the 'banned item' list, these change from time to time, but it is important to know what can go in your hand luggage, what must go in the hold and what you simply cannot take with you.
  • Avoid wrapping items such as gifts or presents because these may be opened by security at your departing or destination airport.
  • If you are taking essential medicines, ensure that that they are in their original packaging and, if they are prescription drugs, try and get a letter from your doctor confirming that these have been prescribed for you. Also remember, that is some countries, certain drugs are banned, even if you have been prescribed them by your doctor. If in doubt, check with the airline and/or embassy.
  • Make sure that you choose comfortable clothing, especially if it is a long journey, also be cognisant of the weather at your destination, which may influence your choice of clothes.
  • Check the weight of your luggage. Most airlines have a strict policy on exceeding baggage limits and airport surcharges can be very expensive. In addition, some airlines will not allow you to pay in excess at checkin, which could lead to delays and inconvenience.

Heading for the airport

  • Always remember to allow plenty of time to arrive at the airport. As a general rule, if you are taking an international flight, you should aim to be at the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure. For local or domestic flights, at least one hour.
  • Make sure you know what terminal you are departing from, some airports are very large and the distance between the terminal buildings can be considerable.
  • Allow plenty of time to get to the airport. Road maintenance often happens at night, and this can occasionally lead to unexpected road closures, so check before you travel and allow ample time for your journey. If you are travelling during the day, then traffic may become your curse, once again, check on travel information sites and allow extra time for unexpected delays.
  • If you are driving to the airport yourself, it is advisable to book your airport parking in advance. Many websites no offer this service and it can be much cheaper than attempting to find parking on arrival.
  • If you are using public transport to get to the airport, then make sure you have booked advance tickets and also, that there are no planned maintenance (in respect of railways) or anticipated road works in the case of coach travel.
  • If you are travelling by hire car and intend to leave it at the airport, make sure the rental company has facilities to allow you to drop it off. Not all car rental companies have airport facilities, many are located just outside.

On arrival at the airport terminal

  • Since 2001, airport security has been tightened considerably and, on occasion, additional security measures are employed at very short notice. As a consequence, the amount of time taken to go through airport security has lengthened considerably and it can also be unpredictable, especially if additional measures have been introduced.
  • Make sure you are familiar with what you can take through security, particularly in relation to banned items and liquids. Remember, even if you have purchased something at the airport (such as drinks), you may not be able to take it through security and/or on the airline.
  • You must keep your baggage with you at all times. In part because of the security issues at airports, but also because it will almost certainly contain your essential travel documents and you would not want to lose them or have them stolen. You should never look after the belongings of other people or agree to carry anything onto the aircraft on their behalf.
  • Once you are through passport control and security, make sure you keep a close eye on the 'departure boards', many airport no longer make verbal announcements and you need to know which gate number your flight is departing from. Also consider the amount of time it takes to get from where you are to the gate, some airport are very large, such as Heathrow and it can take up to 30 minutes to get to the gate.

On the plane

  • If you are going on a long journey, then try to relax and get some sleep. For shorter journeys you may want to read a book, watch a movie or listen to music on your MP3 player. So make sure you have packed laptops, tablets and/or music players into your hand luggage.
  • It is advisable not to eat too much on long haul flights, because this can lead to an inability to sleep or indigestion. Move around the aircraft as much as you can to keep your circulation working. If you have flight socks, then consider using them.
  • Avoid too much alcohol, but drink plenty of other beverages to avoid dehydration.
  • Even if you are a seasoned traveller, it is worthwhile spending a few minutes to decide exactly what you need from your hire car. 
  • When considering the type of vehicle you wish to hire, consider the passengers and the luggage. Hiring a Suzuki jeep for 4 people with luggage could really be a problem. All too often hirers count the seats, but not the luggage.
  • If you are going on holiday and want to relax consider carefully whether you want a manual or automatic gearbox. 
  • Most cars have air conditioning as standard, but some of the economy vehicles may not, therefore if this is important to you, check carefully before you book and upgrade to the next model if necessary.
  • If you are not familiar with the country you are travelling to, then you need to think ahead. Planning the journey from your arrival airport to your destination is often overlooked. Do you need a local map, SatNav or will you take written directions? There is nothing worse than arriving at the airport in the middle of the night and getting lost! 
  • Do you need booster seats, child seats or a ski rack? These are often available from the hire companies at an additional charge, but they have to be booked in advance.  
  • Will you be the only driver? Some rental companies will allow a second driver at no additional charge (or for a small fee), but this needs to be booked in advance.
  • It is recommended that you remove the identiying tag from the car key ring and keep it in a safe place until the termination of your hire to avoid highlighting that you are a tourist and using a rental car. 
  • One Way Hires or dropping the car off at a different location can be convenient, but expensive. Most car hire companies allow this option, but it is worth checking the difference between these options and returning the car to the airport terminal. 
  • Check the terms of your hire carefully. Some rental companies will supply the car with a full tank of petrol and will expect you to return it with a full tank. If you don’t, then there could be additional charges levied and the cost of fuel may not be the most competitive. If your car is not provided with a full tank of petrol then you should plan to stop as early as possible refuel. 
  • Before you accept the car, make sure you check the condition carefully, noting any damage, including scratches, dents, tyres or windscreen damage. You should ensure that these are written on the handover form to avoid any arguments when the vehicle is returned. Also remember that, as the driver, you are responsible for ensuring that the hire car meets local road and traffic regulations, this includes, but is not limited to tyres, lights, wipers and brakes. If you are not happy, reject the vehicle and ask for an alternative. 
  • Above all, familiarise yourself with the car before you drive. Being in a different country with an unfamiliar car can be stressful. Take your time.
  • Rules of the road and more specifically traffic laws and regulations vary enormously between different countries. Therefore, whilst your drivers licence may be valid, your appreciation of local driving laws may not. To avoid frustration, fines, arrest or accidents, all travellers would be well advised to familiarise themselves with the local driving regulations before they embark on their journey. Many European countries also impose 'on the spot' fines for offences such as speeding. Also worth noting is that the car hire company will hold you personally liable for any fines incurred whilst you are using the vehicle, for example, parking fines

Guide to common rental car definitions:

These definitions are provided only as a guide and it essential that you refer to the terms and conditions of your rental agreement for specific terms relative to your hire.

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), also referred to as: Loss Damage Waiver (LDW)
If the hired car or any of its parts or accessories is damaged other than by theft, attempted theft or vandalism, while on rental, CDW limits your liability to the amount of the non-waivable excess, if any, which applies in each country, provided that you have adhered to all the terms and conditions of the Rental Agreement. CDW does not cover any damage caused as a result of theft, attempted theft or vandalism.

Theft Waiver (TW)
It is an insurance offered by the car rental firm limiting your liability to the excess amount in case of theft of the vehicle. This does not over negligence, if for example you can't return the ignition key, or you left it in an unsafe place, you could be liabel for the full cost of the vehicle, as would be the case with most domestic car insurance policies.

Third Party Liability Protection
Offers protection against any third pary liability such as damage to another vehicle or personal injuries to an individual not travelling in the hire car. TPLP typically does not have an excess or deductible amount to pay.

Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW)
Covers tyres, roof and windscreen.

Personal Insurance (PI) Insures against the cost if you accidentally kill yourself or a passenger. (Also see ALI below)
 
Personal Effects Cover (PEC)
Covers property that has been stolen from a vehicle.
 
Additional Liability Insurance (ALI)
This is an optional insurance that protects the hirer and other other authorised drivers against claims made by third parties for personal injuries, death and property damage caused by the use of or the operation of the rental car.

 

The top 20 tourist destinations around the world for British nationals are as follows; 1. Spain 17m, 2. France 14m, 3. USA 6.5m, 4. Ireland 3.579m, 5. Italy 3.5m, 6. Greece 3m, 7. Germany 2.372m, 8. Portugal 2.254m, 9. Turkey 1.920m, 10. Cyprus 1.3m, 11. China (including Hong Kong) 1.212m, 12. Egypt 1.202m, 13. UAE 1.1m, 14. Thailand 812k, 15. India 734k, 16. Australia 670k, 17. Canada 650k, 18. South Africa 451k, 19. New Zealand 300k, 20. Pakistan 285k.

The coveted, top 10 most visited countries in the world are; 1. France 75.5m, 2. United States 50.9m, 3. Spain 48.2m, 4. Italy 41.2m, 5. China 31.2m, 6. United Kingdom 25.2m, 7. Russia 21.2m, 8. Mexico 20.6m, 9. Canada 20.4m and 10. Germany 19m.

According to SkiHorizon, the top winter ski resorts were Switzerland, France, Austria and Italy. The French preferred, Val Thorens, Les Deux, Avoriaz, Les Arcs 1800, Les Menuires, The village of Les Coches, Saint Sorlin d'Arves, Risoul, Tignes Val Claret and Plagne Bellecote. For the British, it was; Morzine, Les Arcs, Saas Fee, Serre Chevalier, Avoriaz, La Plagne, St. Anton, Megeve, Puy St. Vincent and Alpe D'Huez. Whilst the Dutch opted for Risoul, Val Thorens, La Plagne, Saint Sorlin 'dArves, Menuires, Les Deaux Alpes, Avoriaz, SFL, Arca and Oz.

Although France leads the league table in terms of visitor numbers, the top spot in terms of revenue earned from tourism goes to America (World Tourism Organisation figures for 2010) of $103.5bn. 2. Spain $52.5bn, 3. France 46.3bn, 4. China $45.8bn, 5. Italy 38.8bn, 6. Germany $34.7bn, 7. United Kingdom $30.4bn, 8. Australia $30.1 bn, 9. Hong Kong (China) 23bn and 10. Turkey $20.8bn.

The worlds safest roads based on the estimated number of road traffic deaths per 100,000 of population are; 1. Netherlands(49), 2. Sweden (53), 3. Norway (56), 4. United Kingdom (57), 5. Switzerland (69), 6. Germany (71), 7. Finland (72), 8. Denmark (74) 9. Japan (75) and 10. Iceland (79).

The top selling cars in Europe in 2011 are; 1. VW Golf, 2. Ford Fiesta, 3. W Polo, 4. Opel Corsa, 5. Renault Clio, 6. OFord Focus, 7. Opel Astra, 8. Peugeot 207, 9. Fiat Punt0, 10. Renault Megane, 11. VW Passat, 12. Nissa Qashqai, 13. Fiat Panda, 14. Citroen C3 and 15. Skoda Octavia.

Domodedovo Airport, Moscow. In August, the passenger traffic in domestic airlines increased on 15.3% compared to the same period in 2011: airport’s services were used by more than 1.320.000 people. Passenger traffic in international airlines exceeded more than 1.911.000 people in August.

Over the whole summer holiday period, the airport has provided its services to more than 9.123.000 passengers. The majority of air travelers have chosen to spend their holidays this summer in Antalya, Barcelona, Sochi, Burgas, and Tivat, and total passenger traffic on these destinations reached above 1.177m.

Domodedovo Airport has become increasingly attractive to the transit passengers, who choose it due to the variety of destinations in the MAH, and convenient connecting routes offered by the air harbor and its partner airlines. In percentage terms, the number of transit passengers, who has chosen Domodedovo Airport as a connecting point for their summer journey, travelling with a single ticket to/from St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Ekaterinburg, was 33.9%, 31.7%, and 20% respectively These were the most popular transfer destinations for June 1 – August 31. of total passenger traffic on these destinations.

Over the 8 months of 2012, passenger traffic of Domodedovo Airport achieved 18,717,000 passengers, and it is 9.1% more than in the same period last year.

7.607.000 passengers used DAL services of Domodedovo airport (plus 14% to the index of January-August 2011). The highest growth was recorded on the following routes: Saint-Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Krasnodar, Chelyabinsk, and Anapa. Over 8 months this year, these destinations have been used by more than 2 million passengers, and it was 26.8% more than last year.

IAL services of Domodedovo were used by 11.109.000 passengers (plus 5.9% to the index of January-August 2011). The highest growth was recorded on the following routes: Dubai, Barcelona, Burgas, Kiev, and Minsk. Over 8 months in 2012, passenger traffic in these destinations achieved 1,277,000 people, and it was 38.6% more than in the same period last year.

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Moscow Domodedovo Airport has invested 350 million rubles in purchasing de-icing machines and equipment for cleaning the airfield. In the run-up to the autumn-winter period, which will last from October 2012 to March 2013, in total, it was acquired 14 additional emergency vehicles of the world’s leading manufacturers. All equipment purchased meets Euro 4 and Euro 5 international environmental standards.

Domodedovo Airport operates the most up-to-date equipment. In November-December 2012, the de-icing fleet consisting of 24 vehicles will be reinforced with 4 state-of-art de-icing machines Elephant Beta, the popular lineup by the market leader Vestergaard. The equipment will be used to de-ice the aircrafts with the engine running. This technology has already proved itself in airports of Canada, USA and Europe, in Russia it was first adapted and applied by the experts of Domodedovo.

Handling aircraft with the engine running can reduce the waiting time and time for taxiing an aircraft after handling, as well as reduce the consumption of de-icing fluid, and make the use of deicing fleet more efficient. To apply this technology, which was tested in February 2012, Domodedovo Airport is using two special sites, which are located at the ends of the runway No. 1. Each of the two sites can receive 2 aircrafts alternately. By the next autumn-winter season, the airport will reach full production capacity and will be able to handle three times more aircrafts at each site.

This coming winter Moscow Domodedovo Airport is going to use for cleaning the airfield of snow and ice 43 units of equipment, including 2 new snowblowers Schmidt Supra 5001, 4 jet sweepers Schmidt CJS-914 Super II and TJS630, and 4 anti-icing distributors Schmidt Stratos B60-36. Some new models are featured by high performance and power: for example, the new auger rotary snowblower Schmidt Supra 5001 can remove up to 5,000 tons of snow per hour with a throw distance up to 40 m.

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Russian Railways carried 99.8 million passengers on its own infrastructure in July 2012, 4.9% more than in July 2011. Suburban passenger numbers rose 5.5% to 85.9 million, while long-distance passengers went up by 1.3% to reach 13.9 million.

Passenger turnover in July 2012 amounted to 18.3 billion passenger-kilometres, an increase of 2.4% on July 2011.

During January-July 2012, Russian Railways carried 599.1 million passengers, up 7.2% on the same period in 2011. Long-distance passenger numbers totalled 66.4 million passengers, up 2% o the same period in 2011, while suburban passengers rose 7.9% to 532.8 million.

Passenger turnover on the Russian Railways’ network since the beginning of 2012 rose by 3.9% compared to last year and amounted to 80.9 billion passenger-kilometres.

 

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The first new Aeroexpress electric train services between Vladivostok and Knevichy airport were launched on 20 July as part of an intermodal passenger transport project. Trains will depart simultaneously every two hours from Vladivostok and Artyom stations and every hour from 1 September 2012. The full service to Knevichy airport will begin after the new international terminal at Vladivostok airport is commissioned.

The first passenger on the new service, Vadim Nozdrin from Vladivostok, received flowers and a commemorative certificate.

The intermodal passenger transport project between Vladivostok and Knevichy airport is part of the sub-programme “Development of Vladivostok as a Centre of International Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region for 2008-2012” and a component of the targeted federal programme “Economic and Social Development of the Far East and Transbaikal until 2013”.

During the project, Russian Railways also carried out considerable modernisation of the existing infrastructure, platforms and overhead system and laid more than 4 km of new electrified track. The Company also constructed terminal complexes for air passengers and a railway flyover across the highway.

Total project costs amounted to over 8 billion roubles.

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Russian Railways to lay on additional high-speed Sapsan train between Nizhny Novgorod – Moscow.

To meet demand for passenger transport, on 5 August 2012 Russian Railways will lay on an additional high-speed Sapsan train between Nizhny Novgorod – Moscow.

Train No. 175 Nizhny Novgorod – Moscow will depart from Nizhny Novgorod on 5 August at 19:35 for Moscow and arrive at 23:26 the same day.

The train will stop en route in Dzerzhinsk (19:57 – 19:59) and Vladimir (21:43 – 21:45). Total journey time will be 3 hours 51 minutes. Tickets for the train are now on sale.

 

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UTair has signed a firm contract with Airbus for 20 A321 aircraft during.

This is the largest order for the type received from a carrier in Russia and the first time that UTair has ordered Airbus aircraft. ‪UTair-operated A321s will feature a single-class cabin layout seating 220 passengers. The airline is planning to operate these new aircraft to further develop its charter network of popular leisure destinations.

‪‪”The signing of the contract on the delivery of new A321s demonstrates our firm intentions to continue to grow and strengthen our positions among leading Russian carriers. The chosen A321 aircraft fully meets the requirements of our fleet modernisation programme, aimed at providing reliable operations, improving the level of service and developing the network,” said Andrey Martirosov, UTair chief executive.

‪UTair, founded in 1967, operates a fleet of some 200 aircraft to over 60 domestic and some 40 international destinations.

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