Moscow is the sixth most populous city in Europe with a population of over 11.5 million, and it is served by five airports: the Sheremetyevo International Airport, Bykovo Airport, Vnukovo International Airport, Ostafevo International Airport and Domodedovo International Airport. The airport used for most international flights from Moscow is the Domodedovo International Airport, located 26 miles from the city center, with the rest primarily handling domestic flights to other Russian destinations and flights to former Soviet states. International carriers operating from Domodedovo include Aeroflot, Air China, Korean Air, British Airways and Delta Airlines. Seats on many of the flights can be reserved online through Orbitz.com.
Short-term parking is available near the passenger terminal starting at $1.50 per hour. Long-term parking can be found at the long-term car park for around $18 a day.
Domodedovo Airport is linked to Moscow by a speedway, allowing quick transportation from the city to the airport by car, taxi or bus. The airport also operates the Aeroexpress railway service. The Aeroexpress train takes between 20 and 25 minutes to make the trip from Moscow to the airport at a cost of about $10. The express bus takes about 30 minutes but is less expensive at $3.00. Taxis can be booked anywhere in the city, with costs varying according to starting location.
A quick meal before departing from Moscow can be eaten at the low-cost fast food restaurants located within the airport. Kroshka-Kartoshka specializes in foil-wrapped baked potatoes with tasty fillings, while Sbarro offers dishes such as lasagna, calzone and stromboli. Indian dishes are available at the Paprika restaurant and Uzbek cuisine at Uzbechka. Several other restaurants are available as well, offering travelers a hearty meal before catching their flights from Moscow.
When you are looking for cheap flights to Astana, Orbitz.com searches hundreds of airlines to find the best deals. Flights into the city arrive at the Astana International Airport, which is located about nine miles outside of Astana, Kazakhstan's capital city. A number of domestic and international airlines fly into the airport, including Aeroflot, Austrian Airlines, Etihad Airways and Lufthansa.
Once you find a low fare on domestic or international flights into Astana, Orbitz.com can help you find transportation options into the city. A taxi, which costs $10, takes about 20 minutes to get into the center of the city. Buses 10 runs from the airport into the central bus station every 15-30 minutes until 11 p.m.
Astana experiences temperature extremes throughout the year. The winter extends from October to April, and temperatures can dip as low as -4 degrees Fahrenheit in the coldest months of December, January and February. In July and August, the hottest months, temperatures can rise to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Astana was once a provincial town, but was elevated when it became the capital of the country. Along the Bulvar Nurzhol, you can see the latest architectural additions to the city, including the imposing Khan Shatyr. Other government-related sites include the Bayterek monument and the President's Culture Center. After you have booked your cheap flights to Astana, use Orbitz.com to look for deals on tours in the area to make your trip easier.
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