Ryanair, Europe’s largest low-cost airline, is seeking permission to fly to Russia.
According to officials, Russia’s Transportation Ministry has received a request to allow Ryanair to fly between Ireland and Russia. The document did not specify routes or flight frequencies.
Russia has proved to be a challenging market for low-cost airlines, with Russian low-cost carriers like SkyExpress and Avianova failing in recent years.
A number of low-cost airlines currently fly between Europe/Middle East and Russia, including Air Berlin, Germanwings, Niki, Norwegian, Pegasus, Flydubai, and Air Arabia.