Aeroflot conducts a Twitter contest to name its new Far Eastern Airline, reopens the route to Toronto

Aeroflot Russian Airlines (Moscow) is using Twitter to name its new Far Eastern Airline. The company issued this statement:

Aeroflot is calling for its passengers to take part in choosing the name for its new Far Eastern Airline.

At the first stage, Twitter users are welcome to send their proposals of a new regional airline name to Aeroflot official account with #AFLVostok hashtag until June 25, 2013.

The winning name will be chosen through an Internet vote from a list of Twitter leading proposals and some variants provided by our consultants.

It will be the first time in the history of the Russian civil aviation, when the name of a company is invented with the help of passengers.

The airline on June 2, 2013 relaunched the Moscow-Toronto (Pearson) route from Sheremetyevo Airport Terminal D.

Toronto Pearson International Airport greeted the first Aeroflot flight with a traditional water salute followed by an impressive welcome ceremony.

Aeroflot will provide services to Toronto with Boeing 767-300s  on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in accordance with the following schedule:

SU 114 flight leaves Moscow at 10:25 and arrives to Toronto at 12:25 (local time).

SU 115 flight leaves Toronto at 14:00 and lands in Moscow at 07:20 (local time).


On the same date, Aeroflot launched a regular Moscow-Yakutsk-Moscow flight from Sheremetyevo Airport Terminal D. The Yakutsk services will also be flown on Boeing 767-300s.

In other news, the company is considering the grounding and replacement of its three McDonnell Douglas MD-11F freighters due to the mounting operational and maintenance costs according to ch-Aviation.

Top Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/ (all others by Aeroflot). Boeing 767-306 ER VP-BWX (msn 27960) prepares to land at Dulles International Airport near Washington.

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