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Transaero Adds Paris to Growing List of Destinations

Transaero will fly to Paris seven days a week. Maxim Stulov

Transaero has received permission to run flights from Moscow to Paris seven days a week, adding another European capital to the airline's expanding range of destinations.

A Transaero spokesperson confirmed that the airline would be flying the route in an article published in Vedomosti on Wednesday. A document posted on the website of the Federal Air Transportation Agency said the airline received permission to fly the route seven days a week.

The flights will run to Paris's Orly Airport, most likely from Vnukovo Airport in Moscow, the spokesperson told the daily. Transaero opened a third base of operations at Vnukovo last month, adding to those it has at Sheremetyevo and its main hub Domodedovo.

Russia's second-largest airline won the right to fly to Italy last month after leading a campaign against what it called Aeroflot's monopolization of the route. On June 27, Transaero will run its first flight from Moscow to Rome, and on June 30 its first flight to Milan.

In April, Transaero began twice-weekly flights to Los Angeles, its third U.S. destination after Miami and New York.

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