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Aeroflot to launch flights to Dublin

CSKA Moscow Football Club

Aeroflot issued this statement:

Starting from October 28, 2018, Aeroflot will operate regular flights to Dublin, the capital of Ireland (below).

Daily flights on Airbus A320 aircraft will operate on the following schedules:

Moscow-Dublin (all times local):

– flight SU 2590 will depart Sheremetyevo at 19:20 and arrive in Dublin at 20:45.

– return flight SU 2591 will depart Dublin at 21:45 and arrive at Sheremetyevo at 04:50 +1.

Flights will operate under the winter timetable effective from October 28, 2018 through March 30, 2019.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Aeroflot): Aeroflot Russian Airlines Airbus A320-214 VP-BWE (msn 2133) (CSKA Moscow Football Club) CDG (Jacques Guillem Collection). Image: 943847.

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Aeroflot and UAC sign agreement for 100 Russian-built Superjet 100s

Aeroflot Russian Airlines Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B RA-89043 (msn 95074) HEL (Tony Storck). Image: 943469.

Aeroflot Russian Airlines and United Aircraft Corporation have signed an agreement for the delivery to Aeroflot, of 100 Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft.

The document was signed by Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev and President of PJSC United Aircraft Corporation Yury Slyusar during the Eastern Economic Forum in the presence of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

Under the agreement UAC will deliver 100 Russian-built SSJ100 aircraft to Aeroflot between 2019 and 2026. The aircraft will be configured with 12 seats in business class and 75 seats in economy class. The final contract will be signed after the parties agree on material terms of the transaction and corporate approvals have been obtained.

Vitaly Saveliev, CEO of PJSC Aeroflot, said:

“We have signed the largest aircraft delivery agreement in Aeroflot’s history, under which the Company will receive 100 modern Russian-built SSJ100 aircraft. Including the expected delivery of 50 MC-21, by 2026 Aeroflot will operate 200 Russian-built aircraft. Aeroflot has historically been the largest operator of Russian aircraft and has helped to improve all Russian aircraft models currently in operation. It is Aeroflot’s top priority to act in the interests of Russian aviation and our country.”

Yury Slyusar, President of PJSC UAC, said:

“We have worked with Aeroflot for many years. As the first and largest operator of SSJ100 aircraft Aeroflot has significantly helped the development of Russia’s aircraft industry. The signing of this new agreement marks the next stage of our cooperation and joint contribution to the development of the aircraft industry and the expansion of regional and international air connections. We are happy to continue working with Russia’s leading airline.”

Aeroflot currently operates 49 SSJ100 aircraft and is expecting the delivery of the 50th aircraft.

Aeroflot’s first commercial SSJ100 flight took place on June 16, 2011 between Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Today, SSJ100 aircraft operate on routes to Belgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Orenburg, Perm, Saratov, Sochi, Syktyvkar, Tyumen, Chelyabinsk and other cities.

SSJ100 aircraft also fly to international destinations including Dresden, Vilnius, Gothenburg, Bucharest, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Riga, Sofia and Tivat.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Aeroflot): Aeroflot Russian Airlines Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B RA-89043 (msn 95074) HEL (Tony Storck). Image: 943469.

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Aeroflot launches flights to new international destinations: Colombo, Gothenburg, Ljubljana

Named "N. Novikov"

Aeroflot opens regular flights to Colombo, Gothenburg, Ljubljana. Flights will operate under the winter schedule effective October 28, 2018 through March 30, 2019.

 

Colombo is the largest city of Sri Lanka and its financial and cultural centre. It is the main tourist hub from which travellers start their journeys across the country. Five weekly flights on Airbus A330 aircraft will operate on the following schedules:

Moscow-Colombo (all times local):

– flight SU 0286 will depart Sheremetyevo on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 22:05, and arrive in Colombo at 9:05.

– return flight SU 0287 will depart Colombo on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:45, and arrive at Sheremetyevo at 17:30.

Gothenburg is the second-largest city in Sweden and one of the cultural capitals of Scandinavia. Part of Gothenburg lies on the Southern Archipelago just off the coast and is connected to the mainland by public boat and ferry services.

Daily flights on Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft will operate on the following schedules:

Moscow-Gothenburg (all times local):

– flight SU 2180 will depart Sheremetyevo on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 21:05 and arrive in Gothenburg (Landvetter airport) at 21:40. Flight SU2180 will depart SVO on Tuesdays at 21:25, arriving in Gothenburg at 22:00.

– return flight SU 2181 will depart Gothenburg (Landvetter airport) daily at 00:20 and arrive in Moscow at 04:45.

Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia, its main political, financial and cultural centre. It is popular among tourists for its architecture and the medieval Ljubljana Castle complex standing on a hill above the city’s downtown. Daily flights on Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft will operate on the following schedules:

Moscow-Ljubljana (all times local):

– flight SU 2610 will depart Sheremetyevo at 9:05 and arrive in Ljubljana at 10:20.

– return flight SU 2611 will depart Ljubljana at 11:30 and arrive at Sheremetyevo at 16:40.

Copyright Photo (all others by Aeroflot): Aeroflot Russian Airlines Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B RA-89063 (msn 95099) ARN (Stefan Sjogren). Image: 941869.

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Fleet: Aeroflot fleet comprises 243 passenger aircraft, as of August 2018. The average age of the fleet is just over 4 years, which makes it one of the youngest in the world! All airliners are named after outstanding people.

Aeroflot adds more flights to Dubai

Aeroflot Russian Airlines Boeing 737-8LJ WL VP-BRH (msn 41196) DXB (Paul Denton). Image: 942058.

Aeroflot is increasing flight frequencies between Moscow and Dubai. From October 29, 2018 the Russian flag carrier will introduce new flights from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport to Dubai’s Al Maktoum airport (DWC). The additional flights will operate daily on the following schedule (all times local):

Moscow-Dubai

– flight SU 522 departs Sheremetyevo at 01:10 and arrives in Dubai (Al Maktoum) at 07:30

Dubai-Moscow

– flight SU 523 departs Dubai (Al Maktoum) at 09:00 and arrives at Sheremetyevo at 13:40

The new flights will be operated using comfortable Boeing 737 aircraft. As well as the additional flights to Al Maktoum airport, Aeroflot operates three scheduled flights a day to Dubai International Airport (DXB).

Copyright Photo: Aeroflot Russian Airlines Boeing 737-8LJ WL VP-BRH (msn 41196) DXB (Paul Denton). Image: 942058.

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First Boeing 777-300ER joins AviaAM Financial Leasing China fleet

AviaAM Leasing, a global aviation holding company engaged in commercial aircraft acquisition, leasing and sales, has announced that its joint venture with the Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) – AviaAM Financial Leasing China – has added a brand new Boeing 777-300ER to its fleet. The aircraft was delivered to the Russian carrier, Aeroflot, under a 12-year operating lease agreement.

The aircraft bearing the manufacturer’s serial number msn 6530, was delivered to the operator at the Boeing facilities in Seattle, USA, on June 1, 2018. It will be used under an operating lease for 12 years. The company intends to debut the aircraft in a flight to the FIFA World Cup 2018, which begins July 14th in Russia.

Along with being the world’s largest twinjet, this is also the first brand new Boeing 777 deal for AviaAM Financial Leasing China and has allowed the company to enter into the area of long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliners. “We are thrilled to make a new start, a new beginning in our business. This is the first wide-body aircraft we have leased and we are delivering it to one of our biggest customers. With this Boeing 777, we are stepping into the great market of wide-bodied aircraft leasing and looking forward to new challenges,” says Tomas Sidlauskas, CEO of AviaAM Financial Leasing China.

The abovementioned Boeing 777-300ER is an “extended range” airliner that can travel up to 13 650 km with 30 business, 48 premium economy, and 324 economy class passengers. It is powered by the world’s most powerful jet engine, a GE90-115B turbofan. In December 2017, there were 767 of these aircraft in service with 72 unfilled orders.

Photo: AviaAM Leasing.

Aeroflot introduces a special livery on VP-BEE to celebrate its 95th anniversary

Aeroflot presented an aircraft decked out in the company’s 95th anniversary celebration livery at Sheremetyevo Airport on May 4.

In the summer of 2017 Aeroflot announced a competition to design an aircraft livery. Members of the public were given the opportunity to create their own livery design and upload it to the contest website.

The next step was online voting, which narrowed the field to 10 finalists. Then the winner was chosen from amongst the finalists by an expert jury that included members of Aeroflot’s Management Board.

Ekaterina Lesik took first place in the competition with a white and blue design in stylized traditional Russian patterns.

An Airbus 321 was painted according to the design of the competition winner. The aircraft bears the name of the celebrated theater director Yuri Lyubimov.

The pictured Airbus A321-211 VP-BEE (msn 6726) performed its first flight in its festive livery on the Moscow-Yerevan route on May 4, 2018.

Photo: Aeroflot.

Aeroflot resumes service to Cairo

Aeroflot Russian Airlines Airbus A320-214 WL VQ-BRW (msn 5974) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 940530.

Aeroflot Russian Airlines on April 11 resumed regular flights between Moscow and Cairo. Flights are scheduled three times per week on Airbus A320 aircraft, and will depart/arrive at Sheremetyevo Airport’s Terminal F.

Even though air service between Russia and Egypt has been interrupted for such a long time, the load factor on upcoming flights is more than 85%.

Flights between Moscow and Cairo will be operated on the following schedules (all local times):

Flight SU 400 will be operated weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, departing Moscow at 20:50 and arriving in Cairo at 00:25.

Flight SU 401 will be operated weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, departing Cairo at 01:25 and arriving in Moscow at 06:50.

Flights between the Russian and Egyptian capitals will operate daily from  June 12 to July 2. This is due to the increased demand for air transportation during this period.

Copyright Photo: Aeroflot Russian Airlines Airbus A320-214 WL VQ-BRW (msn 5974) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 940530.

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