Aeroflot names its new low-cost carrier “Pobeda”, meaning “Victory”, to start on November 17

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Aeroflot Russian Airlines (Moscow) will name its new low-cost airline Pobeda, or Victory. The name is favorably associated with the Russian victory over Nazi Germany in World War II but some would say its is also a reference to the grounded Dobrolet (2nd).

Aeroflot issued this statement:

Aeroflot Group’s new low-cost carrier will operate under the name “Pobeda” (“Victory” in Russian). The airline’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft will be branded with the new logo of the company.

Pobeda logo

Pobeda will make its maiden flight on November 17 from Moscow’s Vnukovo airport to Volgograd. Tickets will be available through the company’s website from November 1. The company will initially fly from Moscow to Samara, Yekaterinburg, Perm, Kazan, Tyumen, Surgut and Belgorod, and the route network will subsequently expand to other Russian regions as the fleet grows.

As part of Aeroflot Group, Pobeda will adopt a classic low-cost carrier (LCC) model with the ambition of delivering low fares for price-sensitive passengers. The company’s core goal is to increase Russian citizens’ transport mobility and enhance transport connections between regions of Russia.

Pobeda will operate new Boeing 737-800 aircraft (below). The fleet is planned to expand to up to 40 aircraft by 2018, operating 45 routes and carrying more than 10 million passengers, making it one of Russia’s top ten carriers.

Pobeda 737-400 (14)(Flt)(Aeroflot)(LR)

Image: Aeroflot. For Pobeda, Aeroflot will use the color scheme of now disbanded Dobrolet (2nd).

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