Aeroflot airline has introduced a shuttle service for passengers flying on the Moscow-St Petersburg-Moscow route.
The service will help passengers cut down on the time they spend on check-in and other formalities at airports in both cities through the introduction of new technological solutions like permanent parking places for boarding and alighting.
Economy and business class passengers will board and disembark by separate ramps and will be conveyed to the aircraft and terminal separately.
These measures will help in reducing the time between the completion of check-in and the taxiing of the jet to 20 minutes, while luggage pick-up will begin just 15 minutes after landing.
Aeroflot airline makes nine return flights between Moscow and St Petersburg everyday, carrying about 200,000 passengers a month on the route.
Aeroflot is Russia’s largest airline, and is one of the oldest in the world, dating back to 1923. It recently embarked on a fleet modernisation programme, and joined the SkyTeam in 2006.