Dobrolet is experiencing heavy ticket sales before it launches operations on June 11

Dobrolet (2nd) 737-800 WL (14)(Flt)(Dobrolet)(LR)

Dobrolet (2nd) (Moscow-Sheremetyevo) is the new low-fare subsidiary of Aeroflot Russian Airlines (Moscow-Sheremetyevo). The new airline will launch operations on June 11.

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Aeroflot issued this statement about ticket sales for the new subsidiary:

More than a half of all tickets offered by low-budget airline Dobrolet for June were booked during the first day of sales. The sale was opened on May 26 at 23:17 Moscow time, and within the first 24 hours 13,700 tickets were booked on the initial Moscow-Simferopol-Moscow route.

From June 11 to June 22, the load factor on flights from Moscow to Simferopol is 99.9%, from June 27 to 30 100% of seats are booked.

Simferopol is in the newly annexed Crimea (see route map below).

The new airline was issued its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) on May 19.

The carrier will commence scheduled operations with two Boeing 737-800 Next-Generation aircraft. The airline will also operate one Sukhoi Super Jet 100 (SSJ100) according to a press release in Russian.

Dobrolet expects to have with Boeing 737-800s in service by the end of 2014 increasing to 40 by 2018.

Aeroflot owns 100 percent of the shares and projects it will invest $100 million in the new company in the first two years.

Image: Dobrolet/Aeroflot.

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Route Map: The first route and prospective cities.

Dobrolet (2nd) 5.2014 Route Map (LRW)