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Transaero Airlines now flies direct between London, Moscow and St Petersburg





When Transaero launched its direct flights from London to Moscow and London to St Petersburg a new style luxury travel was born. The award-winning second largest passenger carrier in Russia led by CEO Olga Pleshakova has a bag of awards under its belt. The airline was voted:

The only Russian airline to be in the top 30 safest airlines in the world according to JACDEC
Skytrax World Airline Awards 2013:
• The World's Most Improved Airline 2012
• The Best Airline in Eastern Europe GlobeRunner Awards by US online publication Frequent Business Traveler 2013
• Best airline food and drinks 2012
• Best airline in EMEA
• The only transport company in Russia to be assigned with the top CSR ranking AAA(s)

The Transaero Boeing 767 aircraft

Olga Pleshakova, Chairman and CEO of Transaero Airlines

CEO Olga Pleshakova, is herself, the first woman to lead a major Russian airline and has been CEO of Transaero since 2001. She first joined the airline after graduation from the Moscow Aviation Institute. On 28 May 2014, she was honoured with one of the highest awards of the French Republic, the National Order of Merit. Mrs. Pleshakova was awarded for her contribution to the development of the economic and cultural connections between Russia and France.
23 years ago, Transaero opened a new page in the history of the Russian commercial aviation by becoming the first private airline in Russia.

Today, Transaero operates six classes with two daily flights to Terminal 4 London Heathrow airport; namely:
• First class standards of service known as Imperial Class,
• Business class, • Premium class,
• Economy class • Tourist class • Discount class

Click here for the The Transaero UK Schedule

The interior of Transaero's Imperial Class

The option of services available depends on the routes and the type of aircraft operated but it is the luxurious Imperial class that makes it a leader in the game.

For the UK, Imperial class is available on the London-Moscow route where real luxury is displayed for this unique destination. Transaero’s Imperial class was launched in 2008 targeted at those who appreciate luxury and exclusiveness of services, making it the only airline in Russia offering a first class service. This unique class combines both the modern service technologies and the best traditions of hospitality of the Russian Imperial Court. Apart from the super high quality interior, smartly dressed personal attendants and choice menu, extra services include:
• Personal Driver Service on the way to and from airports
• VIP and business lounges
• Personal attendants
• Seats converted into a full flatbed
• Meals from Café Pushkin restaurant on flights from Moscow
• Wide selection of wines and liquors
The following routes are served by Imperial Class: London, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Milan, Paris, Paphos, Tel Aviv, Dubai, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Almaty, Astana, Cancun, Punta Cana, and Denpasar (the range of destinations varies seasonally)
The Imperial class is available on board: Boeing 767-300, Boeing 777-300, Boeing 777-200, and Boeing 747-400, as well as on board narrowbody Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Top Ten Things to do in Moscow

The Kremlin and Red Square and its surroundings
The Moscow Kremlin with Lenin's Mausoleum

The Kremlin and Red Square
I cannot imagine anyone visiting Moscow without touring the Kremlin and the Red Square. The centre of Russia's capital is a magnet for tourists and one of the most iconic squares in the world. The name of the square is a derived from the Russian word "Krasnaya" (The name of the square is Krasnaya Ploshchad) which can be translated to either mean "beautiful" or "red". The red square is also home to Lenin's mausoleum.

Saint Basil's Cathedral
Something definitely draws you to the Red Square because the first thing you'll probably notice after entering the Red Square is the beautifully coloured onion domes of Saint Basil's Cathedral, a magical view of one of the most famous landmarks in Russia.

Tretyakov Gallery
Old Arbat (including GUM shopping mall)
Cathedral of Our Christ the Saviour
The Bolshoi
The Patriarch’s Ponds
Café Pushkin
Arkhangelskoe Estate
Pushkin Museum of Art

Top Ten Things to do in St. Petersburg

The airline operates only a discount class to its headquarters destination, St Petersburg, but upon arrival the destination itself does not fail to impress you. The former home of Tsars has everything luxury written all over it. Visit the information desk at the airport to find out how to get into town with public transport. You will discover that when you walk along the streets of St Petersburg, and start exploring it, history becomes a reality. The is the place where splendour and glamour greets you in abundance.

The State Hermitage Museum is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. One of the largest and oldest museums in the world, it was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and has been open to the public since 1852.

The State Hermitage museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia

“Must do” food and drink places in Saint Petersburg

Teatime at the famous “Eliseevsky” store
Everything in Saint Petersburg is like a luxurious museum. The “Eliseevsky” keeps up with tradition. With a window dressing in splendid fairy tale style, the “Eliseevsky” is a museum of food. The whole store is set up with an assortment of bread, pies, cakes, fancy cakes, exclusive handmade chocolates, caviar, semi-prepared food and everything exquisite.

The exciting window dressing at the Eliseevsky Store, St Petersburg
Fine dining “Russian Imperial Cuisine” style at the “Tsar” restaurant
Opened in 2008, the “Tsar” restaurant is located in the very heart of the city, in the historic 12 Sadovaya Street. Embellished by four grand sets of columns, the mansion was a popular address by the art community of the previous century. Today, with its exquisite menu it attracts famous names like Gerard Depardieu, Leonardo di Caprio, Antonio Banderas, Daniel Radcliffe and Gerhard Fritz Kurt Schroder among others. Apart from the delicious food, vodka is served in the same way that Alexander the III used to drink it. The average bill at the “Tsar” is about 70-100 USD. Almost everything at 12 Sadovaya Street is regal including the imperial toilets which have been restored to the delight of customers.

Other places of interest in Saint Petersburg

Peterhof Grand Palace, Tsarskoe Selo, Yusupov Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, Kazan Cathedral, The Summer Garden, Mariinsky Theatre, Peter and Paul Fortress

Useful Information

How to use the Metro in Moscow

Most beautiful subways in Moscow

How to obtain a Russian Tourist Visa

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