Category: Companies / March 18, 2013 4:12 PM EDT
EasyJet became the first low-cost airline to start flying to Moscow's Domo-de-dovo airport on Monday (March 18), while passengers were served vodka to celebrate the inaugural flight.
The new London Gatwick to Moscow Domodedovo service is EasyJet's 100th route from the airport in the west Sussex.
Airbus 319 will be delivering passengers to Moscow and back to the UK once a day until mid-April, when it will be reinforced to two flights a day.
Ticket prices for a flight range from 100 to 600 U.S. dollars.
Passengers of the inaugural flight said the flight was smooth and service was good, with some adding they were served vodka en route to Moscow.
"Very excited, it's my first time as well and I think it opens up Russia for all the British tourists and business people which is a big plus for us," said EasyJet passenger Ajay Soda.
"Oh, it's amazing, an amazing EasyJet flight to Moscow because it gives us as consumers another choice," another EasyJet passenger Lorraine Montgomery.
"Service was excellent. They served vodka as well, which was rather moving," said EasyJet passenger Malcolm Ginsberg.
Easyjet won the Russian route after beating Virgin Atlantic to take over slots freed up by the takeover of BMI by British Airways.
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