Stansted has gained its first scheduled service to Moscow with flights by Russian carrier Ural Airlines.

One-way fares start at £23 on the new four-times a week service using Airbus A320 aircraft to the Russian capital’s Domodedovo airport.

Ural Airlines carries almost ten million passengers a year across 200 destinations with a fleet of 46 aircraft.

Stansted chief commercial officer Aboudy Nasser said: “This exciting new service will provide convenient and cost-effective direct access to Moscow from London Stansted for the very first time.

“I’m sure the route will prove to be very popular with business passengers, especially from across north and east London and the vibrant east of England, looking to access the Russian capital as well as leisure passengers keen to explore the amazing history and sights of this world-famous city.”

Ural Airlines chief commercial officer Kirill Skuratov added: “We look forward to working with Stansted airport to make this new partnership a great success and we hope the route proves popular with passengers and leads to further growth and more opportunities in the future.”

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