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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

New York, Miami Routes Planned by Transaero

APA jet silhouetted on a full moon Thursday in St. Petersburg. Transaero will start flying 23 new aircraft next month.

Transaero said Thursday that it would open new routes to Miami and New York starting this fall.

The flights will depart from Domodedovo Airport, spokesman Sergei Bykhal said, declining to give further details. The company does not currently fly to the United States, although it operated a Moscow-Los Angeles flight in the late 1990s and has been planning to resume flights to the United States since 2007.

Privately owned Transaero will be only the second Russian airline, after Aeroflot, to operate U.S.-bound flights. Aeroflot currently flies to New York, Los Angeles and Washington DC.

Transaero said earlier this week that it would purchase 14 Boeing-777s and nine Boeing-747s to use on international flights and flights to the Far East. The 747-400s are to be obtained from JAL, while the 777s had been operated by Singapore Airlines. The company will be leasing the planes, which are 10 years old, on average. They will be added to the company fleet starting next month.

Transaero, Russia's second-largest airline, has a fleet of 47 planes, all but three of which are Boeings, according to Transportation Ministry statistics. The airline saw year-on-year passenger volume growth of 74 percent over the first three months of 2010, outstripping the industry as a whole, which grew at 33.4 percent, the ministry said.