In December 2017, the international airport Zhukovsky launched air traffic services between Jinan and Zhukovsky: the first aircraft travelled from Jinan to the Moscow regional airport on 11 December. The passenger carriage services are provided by Pegas Fly.
As expected, during the initial stage from December this year to March 2018 the frequency of flights will be twice per week, on Thursdays and Sundays. Over time, the list of Chinese cities where passengers can travel from Zhukovsky may be expanded. This list may include Guangzhou, Xian, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Xinzheng, Ningbo and Taiyuan. Correspondingly, the number of flights may also be increased to more than ten flights per week, depending on the demand.
"Zhukovsky's cooperation with Pegas Fly emerged in June 2017 from a flight to China. An almost 100% passenger load on the Zhukovsky-Xian route has fully demonstrated the high level of demand for flight services between China and Russia. Further negotiations with the representatives of Chinese tourism operators allowed to reveal their interest in a significant expansion of this initiative," commented Tomas Vaisvila, the General Director of JSC Ramport Aero, on the launch of new route.
The Zhukovsky Airport opened in spring 2016 is located on the Ramenskoe Airfield 23 km from the capital and has the longest (5,500 m) runway in Europe The airport complex is being developed by Ramport Aero, a joint venture of TEC-Russia (a Rostec company) and the international aviation holding company Avia Solutions Group.