Category Archives: Aeroflot Russian Airlines

Aeroflot and S7 Airlines receive permits to fly to Germany, Aeroflot opens an international hub at Krasnoyarsk

Aeroflot Russian Airlines Boeing 737-800 WL VQ-BHR (msn 41230) LHR (SPA). Image: 947987.

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Aeroflot, S7 received permits for flights to Germany – Russia – TASS

In other news, on June 1, 2021, Aeroflot’s international hub at Krasnoyarsk D.A. Hvorostovsky International Airport opened.

On June 1, 2021, Aeroflot launched regular flights program to Russian cities from Krasnoyarsk. SU 2878 service from Krasnoyarsk to Blagoveshchensk was the inaugural flight of the program.

Initially, the schedule of direct flights from Krasnoyarsk will include five destinations: Krasnodar, Simferopol, Blagoveshchensk, Sochi, Irkutsk.

New domestic and international destinations will later be added to the airline’s route network.

More than 100,000 Aeroflot passengers are expected to use the hub in the summer season. Boeing 737-800 aircraft will be based at Krasnoyarsk Airport. Krasnoyarsk airport’s terminal complex is designed to serve 1300 departing passengers per hour.

Top Copyright Photo: Aeroflot Russian Airlines Boeing 737-800 WL VQ-BHR (msn 41230) LHR (SPA). Image: 947987.

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CDB Aviation begins deliveries of four Airbus A320neo family aircraft to Aeroflot

CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited, announced that the company delivered the first of four Airbus A320neo family aircraft on long-term lease to Russia’s flagship airline, Aeroflot.

Aeroflot took delivery of the first aircraft, a new A320neo, on May 14 at Airbus’ delivery center in Toulouse, France. The remaining three deliveries include two additional A320neos and one A321neo, which will be received by the carrier later in May.


Aeroflot updates its strategy to 2028, Aurora to be sold

Aeroflot has issued this statement:

The Board of Directors of PJSC Aeroflot held a meeting on July 16 at which Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev presented an updated Aeroflot Group strategy for the period through 2028.

Under the updated strategy the Group will target 130 million passengers in 2028. The Group’s fleet is expected to reach 600 aircraft, of which 235 will be Russian-built.

The Strategy also calls for additional differentiation among the Group’s airlines in terms of their individual priorities and operating models.Aeroflot will focus on developing long-haul operations.

Pobeda will focus on budget travel and will aim to carry 55-65 million passengers in 2028. Further development of the Group’s low-cost carrier will help significantly reduce average ticket prices for economy-class travel and increase air transport accessibility in Russia.

Meanwhile, Rossiya  will focus on the Russian domestic market, including flat fares on socially important routes, as well as on operating Russian-built aircraft.

Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev said:

“Key aspects of the updated strategy were developed at the end of 2019. Recent developments caused by the coronavirus pandemic showed us that we are on the right track. The updated strategy will make air travel more affordable and increase mobility, providing additional support for Aeroflot Group’s future growth.

“The strategy through 2028 is called 30/30, as it calls for an increase in passenger traffic by 30 million, and a decrease in the average fares for economy-class passengers in Russia by 30%. It is an ambitious goal, but I believe that we can achieve it and put Aeroflot Group among the 10 largest global aviation groups.”

Note: Aeroflot Group will sell its 51% share of Aurora to the minority owner.

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Aeroflot repatriates more than 43,000 Russians

Aeroflot Russian Airlines made this announcement:

Between March 14 and March 23 Aeroflot repatriated 43,555 Russian citizens from destinations served by the airline’s route network. The most passengers were repatriated from Berlin (3,260), Paris (3,152), Prague (3,031), Budapest (2,938), Amsterdam (2,175), Barcelona (1,833), Brussels (1,811) and Vienna (1,745).

According to data from the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency, over the last week Russian airlines repatriated 19,942 Russian citizens from countries worst affected by the epidemiological situation including Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Montenegro, Portugal, Serbia and Spain.

Special evacuation flights are continuing to operate.

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Aeroflot reduces its Tehran route to only one flight a week

Aeroflot is reducing flight frequencies between Moscow and Tehran to one flight a week on Sundays, beginning March 8, 2020.

Passengers who have already purchased tickets on this route may rebook their tickets for any date up to and including May 31, 2020 for no additional fee.

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Aeroflot is suspending service to Hong Kong

Aeroflot is temporarily suspending flights to Hong Kong. Flights to Hong Kong will operate until March 7 and from Hong Kong until March 8.

Passengers who booked tickets on or before March 5, 2020 to travel on flights SU212/213 between 8 and 31 March 2020 can:

•          change their departure dates;

•          obtain a refund for tickets at sales offices where they were purchased. Tickets purchased online can be returned at any of the airline’s sales offices or via the contact centre.

Changes and refunds will not incur additional fees.

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Aeroflot takes delivery of its first Airbus A350-900

Aeroflot's first Airbus A350-900, first in the new livery

Aeroflot, the Russian flag carrier and member of the SkyTeam alliance, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900, becoming the launch operator of the latest-generation widebody aircraft in Eastern Europe and CIS.

Aeroflot’s A350-900 features a distinctive new livery embracing its almost 100-year heritage.

Aeroflot has a total of 22 A350-900 aircraft on order and operates an Airbus fleet of 126 aircraft (107 A320 Family and 19 A330 Family aircraft).

Aeroflot’s A350-900 features a brand new elegant cabin design, offering unrivalled passenger comfort. The aircraft has a spacious three-class cabin layout with 316 seats: 28 private Business Class suites with full-flat seats, 24 Comfort Class with extra legroom and 264 Economy Class. In addition, the latest-generation Panasonic eX3 in-flight entertainment system, HD screens and Wi-Fi connectivity will ensure enhanced experience for all passengers on long-haul flights.  Aeroflot will operate its A350-900 from Moscow to a number of destinations including London, Dubai, New York, Miami, Osaka and Beijing.

At the end of January 2020, the A350 XWB Family had received 935 firm orders from 50 customers worldwide, making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever.

Top Copyright Photo: Aeroflot Russian Airlines Airbus A350-941 F-WZGT (VQ-BFZ) (msn 383) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 948950.

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Aeroflot to operate flights to/from Iran and South Korea from Terminal F of Sheremetyevo Airport

Aeroflot Russian Airlines has made this announcement:

Beginning March 1, Aeroflot will transfer flights to/from Iran and South Korea to Terminal F of Sheremetyevo International Airport. 

The following flights will be operated from Terminal F:

  • SU 512 Moscow – Tehran / SU 513 Tehran – Moscow
  • SU 250 Moscow – Seoul / SU 251 Seoul – Moscow

KE 923/924 flights operated in conjunction with Korean Air will also operate from Terminal F.

Aeroflot’s flights from Sheremetyevo to Italian cities will be serviced from terminals that were previously specified in the schedule. Flights arriving from Italy will be serviced at Terminal F. 

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Aeroflot and Japan Airlines agree on a codeshare partnership

Aeroflot – Russian Airlines and Japan Airlines today announced a codeshare agreement that will offer added flexibility to passengers travelling between Russia and Japan. The codeshare comes into effect from March 29, 2020, with ticket sales launching at the beginning of March.

Both airlines will operate daily services between Tokyo (HND) and Moscow (SVO) under the codeshare agreement, as well as on connecting flights to major cities in Russia and Japan, thereby expanding the range of options available to passengers. Japan Airlines will add its “JL” designator codes on 10 major Russian destinations such as St. Petersburg, Kazan and Yekaterinburg. Aeroflot will place its “SU” designator codes on 10 popular Japanese destinations such as Sapporo, Osaka and Fukuoka.

Furthermore, both parties intend to increase codeshare destinations including Aeroflot’s new operation between Osaka (KIX) and Moscow (SVO) scheduled to commence in June 2020.

Aeroflot has operated a daily flight from Moscow to Tokyo since 1967, and is the leading carrier on East-West transit routes between fast-growing markets in Asia and Europe and North America. The Russian flag carrier offers seamless connectivity through its home airport and major hub at Sheremetyevo, as well as award-winning on-board service including menus designed specifically for travelers from countries in Asia.

Japan Airlines has also committedly operated flights between Tokyo and Moscow as the only Japanese carrier for over 50 years. Both partners are delighted to enter the partnership, and hope to contribute further to the market by providing customers with more options and great customer experience.

Operating Carrier Codeshare Routes
Aeroflot Japan=Russia route Haneda=Sheremetyevo
Russia Domestic route Sheremetyevo=St. Petersburg







Sheremetyevo=Nizhny Novgorod



Japan Airlines Japan=Russia route Haneda=Sheremetyevo
Japan Domestic route Haneda­=Sapporo


Haneda­=Osaka (Itami / Kansai)









Aeroflot moves Tokyo flights to Haneda Airport, will add Singapore with the A350

Aeroflot Russian Airlines has made this announcement:

From March 29, 2020 Aeroflot’s flights to and from Tokyo will switch from Narita Airport to Haneda Airport (Terminal 3). It is located just 15 km from Tokyo city center. Travel time from the airport to the city will reduce by almost four times if going by train, and by more than half if travelling by taxi.

Aeroflot operates its daily flights to Tokyo using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration – Business Class, Comfort Class (Aeroflot’s premium economy product) and Economy Class.

Starting with the summer 2020 flight schedule Aeroflot will operate daily flights between Moscow and Tokyo on the following timetable (all times local):

Moscow – Tokyo — flight SU260/262/264 departs from Sheremetyevo airport at 19:00 and arrives at Haneda airport at 10:30 the following day;

Tokyo – Moscow — flight SU261/263/265 departs from Haneda airport at 12:15 and arrives at Sheremetyevo airport at 16:05.

In other news, Aeroflot has launched ticket sales for flights to Singapore. Scheduled service on the new route between Moscow and Singapore will begin on October 25, 2020.

Flights will operate on the following schedule (all times local):

Moscow – Singapore

Flight number SU 280 departs Sheremetyevo at 19:40 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and arrives in Singapore at 10:55 the following day.

Singapore – Moscow

Flight number SU 281 departs Singapore at 12:30 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and arrives in Moscow at 18:30 the same day.

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The world’s most modern and fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft, the А350-900, will operate on this route in a three-class configuration – Business Class, Comfort Class (Aeroflot’s premium economy product) and Economy Class.

The addition of Moscow-Singapore service to Aeroflot’s route network strengthens the company’s offering on transit routes to Asia from Europe and North America, which forms a key part of the airline’s strategy. The Russian flag carrier offers convenient and fast transfers through its hub at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, with total travel times up to three hours shorter than those of competitors in Europe and Asia.

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