Air Berlin joins Easyjet in Russian exodus

 The problem, allegedly, low demand, rather than the climate...

The problem, allegedly, low demand, rather than the climate...

Air Berlin is joining Easyjet in its decision to leave the Russian market early next year.

Both were among the most competitively pricing options to fly to the West. Add to this the bankruptcy of Transaero and one wonders what is going to happen to air fares...

Well, there are still Vueling, Wizz Air, AirBaltic and Pegasus offering a low cost product between Russia and Europe...and Aeroflot's new low cost carrier, Pobeda, joining them soon with flights to Bratislava (I guess as a secondary airport to Vienna) and Bergamo.

Whereas it looks like the UK to Moscow slots won't be vacant for long, as Virgin Atlantic is considering taking over them in order to launch a new Russian route.