Aeroflot Russian Airlines (Aeroflot Group) (Moscow) announced on December 26 its low-fare Pobeda (Moscow-Vnukovo) subsidiary had reached the three million passenger mark when a passenger flew on flight DP 117 from Moscow (Vnukovo) to Sochi.
According to the carrier;
“This landmark event was celebrated at Pobeda’s home airport of Vnukovo, Moscow. Participants included Russia’s Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vnukovo Airport Vitaly Vantsev, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pobeda and CEO of Aeroflot Vitaly Saveliev, and CEO of Pobeda Andrey Kalmykov.”
Pobeda currently operates 33 routes, 31 of them within Russia.
Its two first international routes were launched in December. Pobeda’s fleet currently contains 12 Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Pobeda (Moscow-Vnukovo), the low-cost carrier subsidiary of Aeroflot Group, yesterday (June 3) carried its millionth passenger.
Anna Bryk, a student at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia in Moscow, bought a ticket for the Moscow-Sochi flight departing at 1:00 pm.
A ceremony to celebrate the landmark was held at Pobeda’s home airport of Vnukovo in Moscow. Participants included Russia’s Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vnukovo airport Vitaly Vantsev, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pobeda and CEO of Aeroflot Vitaly Saveliev, and CEO of Pobeda Andrei Kalmykov.
Pobeda made its first flight on December 1, 2014 and currently operates flights to 34 destinations in Russia with a fleet of 11 brand-new Boeing 737-800NG aircraft. In the first three months of 2015, it became one of Russia’s 10 largest airlines.
In January to May 2015, passenger numbers rose by 27.9% to 5.668 million.
Copyright Photo: OSDU/AirlinersGallery.com. Pobeda Boeing 737-8LJ WL VQ-BTC (msn 41203) arrives at the Vnukovo Airport base.
Aeroflot Russian Airlines (Moscow) has announced Russia’s Federal Aviation Agency has granted Pobeda, the low-cost carrier subsidiary of Aeroflot Group, an operator’s certificate and air transportation licence.
According to the carrier, “under Russian legislation the award of this documentation means that Pobeda is able to launch ticket sales from today, November 11.”
The carrier will fly daily flight from Moscow to Volgograd, Samara, Ekaterinburg, Perm, Tyumen and Belgorod. Pobeda will make its maiden flight on 1 December 1 from terminal A of Vnukovo international airport in Moscow.
The new airline’s fleet will comprise new narrow-body Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which can carry up to 189 passengers. As new aircraft join the fleet, flight frequency will increase and Pobeda will launch connections to new destinations.
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 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.
Image: Aeroflot. For Pobeda, Aeroflot will use the color scheme of now disbanded Dobrolet (2nd).