S7 Airlines will be starting regular direct flights from Irkutsk to Ulan-Ude starting on June 2nd, 2019. Tickets are already on sale.
Flights will be running up to five times a week. Departing flights will leave from Irkutsk Airport on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 13:15, and will arrive in Ulan-Ude at 14:10. The return flights will leave at 15:00 and arrive in Irkutsk at 16:00. On Thursdays, the plane will depart at 14:20 and land in Ulan-Ude at 15:15. The return flight will be at 16:05 and arrive in Irkutsk at 17:10.
“S7 Airlines Passengers who are traveling for work will appreciate the benefits of the new flight. The flight time is less than an hour, instead of the usual seven to eight hours on the train or bus. This will certainly allow for more efficient business trip planning for meetings between partners in Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude. Simultaneously, we expect high demand among both Russian and foreign passengers departing for natural vacations. On their journey, they will be able to fully enjoy the beauty of Lake Baikal, visiting both of its banks”, states Igor Beretennikov, commercial director of the S7 Group. Passengers from Ulan-Ude who prefer vacationing in Asian countries will be able to plan stopovers on trips to Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Beijing, Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo and other cities with convenient connections to Irkutsk airport.
Flights between Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude will be operated on the modern Embraer 170 aircraft, designed to carry 78 passengers in its comfortable economy class cabin.
S7 Priority loyalty program members will be able to earn upwards of 500 miles for the flight from Irkutsk to Ulan-Ude. Accumulated S7 Priority miles can be used for bonus tickets and additional services.