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Transfer transportation

Transfer transportation

Transfer carriage is a type of carriage in which you fly from point A to point B with a stopover (transfer); in this case, the transfer time is no more than 24 hours.

The transfer point is called a transfer point, and the transfer itself is called a docking. Transfer carriage from transit is distinguished by the fact that the flight from the transfer point continues with a different flight number. It can be a flight of the same airline that performed the transportation to the transfer point, or it can be a flight of another airline.

For reference. Minimum connecting time (MCT) - the time required to successfully transfer passengers and transfer baggage from one flight to another at the transfer airport (from 60 minutes to 24 hours). A connection between flights for more than 24 hours is considered a stop over.

Thus, the difference between a transfer and a regular transfer from flight to flight:

  • no baggage is required *;
  • it is not required to re-pass all pre-flight formalities *;
  • time is saved.

* Provided that the passenger at the airport of departure simultaneously checks in both for the flight to the transfer point and for the connecting flight from the transfer point to the destination airport (two boarding passes are issued to the passenger). In this case, transfer passengers do not need to check in at the transfer lounges or at the check-in counters in the common hall of the airport, but should immediately go to the departure hall of international / domestic airlines to the boarding gate indicated on the boarding pass or on information boards. More information on through check-in can be obtained upon check-in at the airport of departure.
Not all airports have the ability to issue transfer passengers. Please check with the departure airport if your baggage is checked in to your final destination.

Transfer benefits

  • Additional options in choosing the date and time of departure.
    If there are no direct flights in the schedule or you are not satisfied with their schedule, you can always find the best transfer route through the transfer point on the days of the week and time of day that are convenient for you.
  • Lower flight cost.
    When a transfer carriage is sold at special through fares with a transfer at a transfer point, the total cost of the flight may be lower than the cost of a direct non-stop flight.

ATTENTION: If you have issued an air ticket with a transfer route, be sure to read the following information!
Please note that in order to pass customs control at the Zhukovsky (ZIA) transfer airport, you will need a Russian transit visa.
If it is not available, you may be denied check-in for the flight.

London Stansted Airport also has its own peculiarity: if you follow other international routes from Stansted Airport, you need to have a valid British visa.

Obligations of the carrier in case of transfer

  • When booking, the carrier is obliged to provide a transfer and receive confirmation at all sections of the carriage (even on the sections of other carriers), which allows the passenger to arrive at check-in on time.
  • The carrier is obliged to inform the transfer passenger of the pre-flight formalities and requirements at the transfer airport. In addition, the Carrier is obliged to provide passengers with information:
    • about the route, about the time of arrival at the transfer airport to go through the formalities before departure;
    • on the procedures to be performed at the point of transit or transfer for further transportation to the point of destination;
      When carrying out transfer transportation, a passenger traveling on an international flight with a landing in the territory of the Russian Federation and then flying on a domestic flight must, after passing through passport control at the Transfer (transfer) airport, receive baggage (regardless of whether baggage is checked in to the final point or to the transfer point ), go through customs, check-in for a connecting flight and check in baggage. (Clause 6 of FAP No. 82 of June 28, 2007; Article 354 of the Customs Code of the Customs Union)
    • about the requirements of the country where the transfer is carried out.
  • The carrier is obliged to ensure the minimum connection time with the flight for which the passenger has a seat.
  • At the transfer points, passengers are provided with services subject to a confirmed reservation for the next leg of the route, if the loss of connection or flight delay was due to the fault of the airline.

If the connection time is more than 24 hours, the passenger and his baggage are checked out only to the point of transfer.

  • In the event of a flight delay, if the connection is lost, the carrier must select a new route for the passenger and make the appropriate changes to the original booking, rebook the carriage.

Baggage handling for transfer passengers

When departing from points of the Russian Federation to points of near and far abroad, you can check in for a flight of our airline and check in your baggage immediately to the final destination, provided that there are no goods in your baggage that are subject to written declaration. You can familiarize yourself with the list of goods subject to mandatory written declaration in accordance with the Decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission of December 20, 2017 N 107 "On certain issues related to goods for personal use" by clicking on the following links:

Website of the Eurasian Economic Commission

GARANT system documents

Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 637 of July 10, 2014 " On the simplified procedure for performing customs operations "

When checking in for a flight at the airport of initial departure, check the possibility of baggage registration to the final destination and the need to receive baggage at the transfer airport.

The baggage of the transfer passenger must be checked in to the final destination, if the technical capabilities of the airport allow, if this does not contradict the laws of the connecting country and if the passenger does not express a desire to receive the baggage at the transfer point.

The passenger must be informed about to which point his baggage is checked in.

The baggage of visa-free transfer passengers is always checked out to the final destination of transportation. The admission of transit, transfer passengers to their checked baggage is prohibited .

Baggage of transfer and transit passengers, when changing routes on their initiative, is re-examined and sent on the same flight as passengers.

Transfer transportation of any types of weapons and ammunition is prohibited!

For reference . If the transfer passes through the zone of the Customs Union , passengers must inform the Carrier in writing about the availability of goods subject to customs declaration before the start of baggage check-in.

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    • Transfer transportation

      Transfer carriage is a type of carriage in which you fly from point A to point B with a stopover (transfer); in this case, the transfer time is no more than 24 hours.

      The transfer point is called a transfer point, and the transfer itself is called a docking. Transfer carriage from transit is distinguished by the fact that the flight from the transfer point continues with a different flight number. It can be a flight of the same airline that performed the transportation to the transfer point, or it can be a flight of another airline.

      For reference. Minimum connecting time (MCT) - the time required to successfully transfer passengers and transfer baggage from one flight to another at the transfer airport (from 60 minutes to 24 hours). A connection between flights for more than 24 hours is considered a stop over.

      Thus, the difference between a transfer and a regular transfer from flight to flight:

      • no baggage is required *;
      • it is not required to re-pass all pre-flight formalities *;
      • time is saved.

      * Provided that the passenger at the airport of departure simultaneously checks in both for the flight to the transfer point and for the connecting flight from the transfer point to the destination airport (two boarding passes are issued to the passenger). In this case, transfer passengers do not need to check in at the transfer lounges or at the check-in counters in the common hall of the airport, but should immediately go to the departure hall of international / domestic airlines to the boarding gate indicated on the boarding pass or on information boards. More information on through check-in can be obtained upon check-in at the airport of departure.
      Not all airports have the ability to issue transfer passengers. Please check with the departure airport if your baggage is checked in to your final destination.

      Transfer benefits

      • Additional options in choosing the date and time of departure.
        If there are no direct flights in the schedule or you are not satisfied with their schedule, you can always find the best transfer route through the transfer point on the days of the week and time of day that are convenient for you.
      • Lower flight cost.
        When a transfer carriage is sold at special through fares with a transfer at a transfer point, the total cost of the flight may be lower than the cost of a direct non-stop flight.

      ATTENTION: If you have issued an air ticket with a transfer route, be sure to read the following information!
      Please note that in order to pass customs control at the Zhukovsky (ZIA) transfer airport, you will need a Russian transit visa.
      If it is not available, you may be denied check-in for the flight.

      London Stansted Airport also has its own peculiarity: if you follow other international routes from Stansted Airport, you need to have a valid British visa.

      Obligations of the carrier in case of transfer

      • When booking, the carrier is obliged to provide a transfer and receive confirmation at all sections of the carriage (even on the sections of other carriers), which allows the passenger to arrive at check-in on time.
      • The carrier is obliged to inform the transfer passenger of the pre-flight formalities and requirements at the transfer airport. In addition, the Carrier is obliged to provide passengers with information:
        • about the route, about the time of arrival at the transfer airport to go through the formalities before departure;
        • on the procedures to be performed at the point of transit or transfer for further transportation to the point of destination;
          When carrying out transfer transportation, a passenger traveling on an international flight with a landing in the territory of the Russian Federation and then flying on a domestic flight must, after passing through passport control at the Transfer (transfer) airport, receive baggage (regardless of whether baggage is checked in to the final point or to the transfer point ), go through customs, check-in for a connecting flight and check in baggage. (Clause 6 of FAP No. 82 of June 28, 2007; Article 354 of the Customs Code of the Customs Union)
        • about the requirements of the country where the transfer is carried out.
      • The carrier is obliged to ensure the minimum connection time with the flight for which the passenger has a seat.
      • At the transfer points, passengers are provided with services subject to a confirmed reservation for the next leg of the route, if the loss of connection or flight delay was due to the fault of the airline.

      If the connection time is more than 24 hours, the passenger and his baggage are checked out only to the point of transfer.

      • In the event of a flight delay, if the connection is lost, the carrier must select a new route for the passenger and make the appropriate changes to the original booking, rebook the carriage.

      Baggage handling for transfer passengers

      When departing from points of the Russian Federation to points of near and far abroad, you can check in for a flight of our airline and check in your baggage immediately to the final destination, provided that there are no goods in your baggage that are subject to written declaration. You can familiarize yourself with the list of goods subject to mandatory written declaration in accordance with the Decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission of December 20, 2017 N 107 "On certain issues related to goods for personal use" by clicking on the following links:

      Website of the Eurasian Economic Commission

      GARANT system documents

      Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 637 of July 10, 2014 " On the simplified procedure for performing customs operations "

      When checking in for a flight at the airport of initial departure, check the possibility of baggage registration to the final destination and the need to receive baggage at the transfer airport.

      The baggage of the transfer passenger must be checked in to the final destination, if the technical capabilities of the airport allow, if this does not contradict the laws of the connecting country and if the passenger does not express a desire to receive the baggage at the transfer point.

      The passenger must be informed about to which point his baggage is checked in.

      The baggage of visa-free transfer passengers is always checked out to the final destination of transportation. The admission of transit, transfer passengers to their checked baggage is prohibited .

      Baggage of transfer and transit passengers, when changing routes on their initiative, is re-examined and sent on the same flight as passengers.

      Transfer transportation of any types of weapons and ammunition is prohibited!

      For reference . If the transfer passes through the zone of the Customs Union , passengers must inform the Carrier in writing about the availability of goods subject to customs declaration before the start of baggage check-in.

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