Russian airline Vladivostok Air has announced the launch of new charter flights to Alaska.
The carrier – which operates out of the eastern Russian city of Vladivostok – will run two weekly flights to Anchorage for the summer.
Flights from Kamchatka to Ted Stevens Anchorage International will run until September 15th, with the route expected to prove popular for both business and leisure passengers.
"We, at Vladivostok Air, are very much excited to serve the US, connecting the booming Russian Far East with its closest US state," general director Vladimir Saibel said in a statement.
He added that depending on demand, the airline will add the Alaska flights to its summer schedule next year and consider the possibility of introducing the service on a year-round basis.
The carrier launched its first flights to Western Europe earlier this year with the arrival of flights from Moscow to Frankfurt.
Fellow Russian airline KD Avia is also cementing its commitment to international expansion, announcing this week that cheap flights to Kaliningrad from London will continue over the winter season.