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Pobeda to expand its fleet

Pobeda Boeing 737-800 WL VP-BOD (msn 41238) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 955136.

Pobeda, the low-cost subsidiary of Aeroflot, is planning to expand its fleet from 44 Boeing 737-800s to 84 aircraft by the end of 2023, according to Andrei Kalmykov, the Director of the airline according to TASS.

Top Copyright Photo: Pobeda Boeing 737-800 WL VP-BOD (msn 41238) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 955136.

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Pobeda cancels its order for 20 leased Boeing 737-8 MAX 8s

Pobeda has announced it has cancelled its lease agreements with SMBC and GECAS for 20 Boeing 737-8 MAX 8s due to the lack of certification in Russia and the late delivery of the type.


The subsidiary of Aeroflot currently operates 44 Boeing 737-800s.

Pobeda begins a full-scale flight program from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport

Pobeda Boeing 737-800 SSWL VP-BQQ (msn 64869) TXL (Rodrigo Cozzato). Image: 952139.

Sheremetyevo International Airport has made this announcement:

Pobeda, a member of the Aeroflot Group, has begun operating a full-scale flight program at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow.

Pobeda began operating flights from Sheremetyevo as part of the Aeroflot Group’s strategy to optimize the Group’s route network and fleet, taking into account the high demand for low-cost travel.

The modern infrastructure, production resources and qualified personnel of Sheremetyevo Airport make it possible to provide efficient ground handling of the airline’s turnaround flights within 25 minutes. The handling operator of Sheremetyevo Airport, Sheremetyevo Handling LLC, in cooperation with the airport’s divisions and other companies of the Group, provides services for passengers and aircraft in the shortest possible time to ensure return flights. The technologies for servicing aircraft and passengers provide for the accelerated or parallel execution of a number of operations, taking into account all safety measures.

“The full-scale program of flights of Pobeda Airline from Sheremetyevo is another step in the development of our base partner – Aeroflot Group,” said Mikhail Vasilenko, Director General of JSC SIA, “and we are delighted to welcome one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe. The arrival of the low-cost airline will ensure the expansion of the airport’s route network and provide our passengers with new opportunities in terms of airfares.”

The Director General of Pobeda, Andrei Kalmykov, said, “Launching flights from our second Moscow airport makes Pobeda even more convenient and affordable for our clients. Now they can choose not just fares, destinations and departure dates, but even the airport in Moscow. We are seeing over 90% of capacity already on our first flights, which is typical for Pobeda.”

The airline is serviced in Terminal D. Pobeda passengers are offered a wide range of services and opportunities while waiting for their flight. Travelers with children can visit the comfortable mother-and-child room, and passengers with disabilities have access to the modern Saturn Lounge in the terminal. Passengers will also appreciate the high level of services in the Sleep Lounge, a sleep and relaxation room located in the public area of Terminal D. The comfortable Sochi business lounge is available to business-class travelers and features an exquisite and spectacular interior design.

Pobeda’s summer schedule includes flights from Sheremetyevo to 14 domestic destinations. Since May 11, the airline has operated flights to Perm twice a day as well as flights to Makhachkala and Cheboksary.

Flights to Gorno-Altaysk, Yekaterinburg, Nalchik, St. Petersburg, Sochi and Ufa will be launched during the second stage, which will begin June 1, and flights to Petrozavodsk will be added to the network of flights from Sheremetyevo on June 2. The third stage involves the launch of flights to Barnaul, Vladikavkaz, Mineralnye Vody and Ulyanovsk, beginning July 1.

In the summer season, Pobeda will operate up to 20 flights a day from Sheremetyevo. By the end of 2021, more than 1.5 million Pobeda clients will be served at Sheremetyevo.

By the end of summer 2021, 10 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, received by Pobeda as part of the fleet optimization within the Aeroflot Group, will be based at Sheremetyevo. All aircraft were delivered to Aeroflot during 2018 from the manufacturing plant in Seattle, and Pobeda is already operating three of the airliners. Aeroflot will transfer 50 aircraft of this type to Pobeda from 2021 to 2023.

Pobeda’s fleet currently has 34 Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft.

Top Copyright Photo: Pobeda Boeing 737-800 SSWL VP-BQQ (msn 64869) TXL (Rodrigo Cozzato). Image: 952139.

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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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Pobeda to suspend all flights from April 1 to May 31

Pobeda will suspend all flights from April 1 until May 3, 2020 due to the coronavirus.

The airline issued this statement:

On March 26 the Government of the Russian Federation decided to suspend all flights until June 1, 2020 and recommended citizens to limit their travel.

We are in solidarity with this decision: your health and the health of your loved ones are most important. We are suspending flights from April 1 to May 31, 2020.

Pobeda Airlines is a low-cost carrier of the Aeroflot Group. Pobeda Airlines has 30 Boeing 737-800s.

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Pobeda to fly to Eindhoven

Pobeda Boeing 737-800 SSWL VP-BPJ (msn 61800) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 943621.

Pobeda has announced it will start a new route linking Moscow with Eindhoven (Netherlands).

The new route will start on December 21, 2018 and will be operated four times a week – Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Top Copyright Photo: Pobeda Boeing 737-800 SSWL VP-BPJ (msn 61800) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 943621.

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Pobeda Airlines to start St. Petersburg service from London Stansted

Pobeda Boeing 737-800 SSWL VP-BPL (msn 61789) CGN (Rainer Bexten). Image: 943712.

Pobeda issued this statement:

Starting on October 12, 2018, the new route will connect Russia’s second largest city of St. Petersburg with London’s fastest growing airport, London (Stansted), four-times a week using one of the airline’s Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft.

The airline, founded in 2014, currently has a fleet of 22 aircraft with a further two Boeing 737-800 on order.

Pobeda has served nearly five million passengers in 2017 across 85 destinations in Europe, Russia and beyond.

Pobeda Airlines is part of the Aeroflot Group.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Pobeda): Pobeda Boeing 737-800 SSWL VP-BPL (msn 61789) CGN (Rainer Bexten). Image: 943712.

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Aeroflot launches its summer timetable

Aeroflot Russian Airlines Airbus A320-214 VP-BDK (msn 2106) (SkyTeam) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 926327.

On March 25, 2018, Aeroflot will launch its summer timetable, which runs through October 27, 2018.

This summer, Aeroflot will fly to 146 destinations in 52 countries, including Russia.

Six new routes from Moscow will be introduced: to Cairo, Burgas, Naples, Verona, Kyzylorda, Saransk.

The Russian flag carrier’s route network covers 52 routes within Russia, 16 points in seven other CIS countries and 78 other international destinations (55 to Europe, 13 to Asia, five to America, four to the Middle East and one to Africa).

The main news regarding international flights is the resumption of regular flights to Egypt. From April 11, Aeroflot will re-open the Moscow-Cairo route. Flights are scheduled three times per week on Airbus A320 aircraft. From June 12 to July 2 this will increase to daily flights to respond to high demand.

Aeroflot will boost its presence in the Italian market, which is ever-popular with travellers. From July 1, Russia’s leading airline will open two new routes: Moscow-Verona and Moscow-Naples. Flights on each of these routes will operate daily on aircraft of the A320 family. In addition, the new season will see an increase in the number of flights between Moscow and Bologna (from 14 to 21 flights per week).

Aeroflot’s route network will expand to include one more European destination: from July 2 daily flights will begin from Moscow to Burgas, the famous Bulgarian resort.

In the coming season, Aeroflot plans to expand its presence in Kazakhstan. From July 15, flights will begin between Moscow and Kyzylorda. Flights between the Russian capital and this major center of oil and gas production in Kazakhstan will operate four times a week on aircraft of the A320 family. With the opening of this new route, the Aeroflot network will cover nine destinations across Kazakhstan. Additionally, the frequency of flights to current destinations will increase: from Moscow to Astana (from nine to 12 flights per week) and Aktobe (from four to seven flights per week).

From May 1, Aeroflot will begin direct flights from Moscow to Saransk, the capital of Mordovia. The service will operate twice daily.

Aeroflot’s summer schedule will see a significant increase in the frequency of flights across a number of routes in comparison with the winter season.

Aeroflot flights from Moscow to the following destinations will increase: Kaliningrad (from 28 to 42 flights per week), Kazan (from 47 to 49 flights per week), Nizhny Novgorod (from 35 to 42 flights per week ), Samara (from 42 to 49 flights per week), Krasnoyarsk (from 21 to 28 flights per week), Murmansk (from 21 to 28 flights per week), Novosibirsk (from 21 to 28 flights per week), Novy Urengoy (from seven to 13 flights per week), Perm (from 37 to 42 flights per week), Saratov (from 14 to 21 flights per week), Syktyvkar (from 14 to 21 flights per week), Ufa (from 35 to 42 flights per week), and Khanty-Mansiysk (from seven to 14 flights per week).

In line with seasonal demand, the airline will also increase the frequency of flights to international resorts: Antalya (from seven to 21 flights per week), Athens (from 14 to 21 flights per week), and Barcelona (from 23 to 29 flights per week).

Compared to the winter 2017/2018 season, Aeroflot will fly more frequently from Moscow to capital cities across Europe: Athens (from 14 to 21 flights per week),  Budapest (from 21 to 28 flights per week), Bucharest (from seven to 14 flights per week), Vilnius (from 14 to 21 flights per week), Madrid (from 14 to 21 flights per week), Prague (from 35 to 42 flights per week), and Tallinn (from 14 to 21 flights per week).

Aeroflot’s route network will be complemented by the extensive geography of its subsidiary airlines.

Rossiya Airlines Airbus A319-111 VP-BQK (msn 3179) DUS (Rainer Bexten). Image: 938024.

Above Copyright Photo: Rossiya Airlines Airbus A319-111 VP-BQK (msn 3179) DUS (Rainer Bexten). Image: 938024.

Rossiya Airlines will operate flights from St. Petersburg to more than 40 domestic and foreign destinations. The highlight of the upcoming season will be a daily scheduled flight from Russia’s northern capital to London’s Gatwick airport. Rossiya’s network also includes more than two dozen routes from Moscow’s Vnukovo airport, Rostov and Orenburg to destinations in Russia’s Far East. In addition, the upcoming summer season will see an extensive program of flights from Simferopol to 12 destinations in Russia: Volgograd, Kazan, Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Nizhny Novgorod, Omsk, Orenburg, Perm, Rostov, Tyumen, Ufa and Chelyabinsk.

Transfer to Aurora from Aeroflot

Above Copyright Photo: Aurora (Russia) Airbus A319-111 VP-BWL (msn 2243) SEN (Keith Burton). Image: 932471.

Regional carrier Aurora will also provide passengers with ample opportunities for travel in the Far East. The company will operate flights from Vladivostok, Khabarovsk and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, as well as flights within the Far Eastern Federal District.

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Above Copyright Photo: Pobeda Boeing 737-8LJ WL VQ-BWH (msn 41206) BFI (Steve Bailey). Image: 926604.

Low-budget airline Pobeda traditionally develops its own unique flight network of 61 destinations in Russia and abroad.

In total, Aeroflot Group will operate regular flights to 305 destinations in 53 countries throughout summer 2018.

The geography of the Group’s network will be supplemented by 186 unique destinations, which will be operated by partner airlines under code-sharing agreements. Thanks to this cooperation, a further 19 countries will appear in Aeroflot’s route network: Australia, Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ghana, Indonesia, Cambodia, Iceland, Ireland, Kenya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Morocco, Myanmar, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia and Tunisia.

In total, including cooperation with partners, Aeroflot Group will fly to 72 countries, including Russia, in the summer 2018 season. Flights are planned across 491 routes, 449 of which are unique.

Above Copyright Photo: Aeroflot Russian Airlines Airbus A320-214 VP-BDK (msn 2106) (SkyTeam) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 926327.

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Pobeda to add new routes to western Europe

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Pobeda (Moscow-Vnukovo) is spreading its wings westward with new routes. The airline has announced it will start flying from St. Petersburg to Pisa from February 18, 2018 twice a week.

The subsidiary of Aeroflot will also fly thrice-weekly from Moscow (Vnukovo) to Venice also starting on February 21, 2018.

The company has also announced it will fly from Moscow Vnukovo) to Karlovy Vary from February 17, 2018 twice a week.

Previously the airline added a daily flight on December 20, 2017 to Bergamo (near Milan).

Pobeda is a part of Aeroflot Group and operates on a classic low-cost carrier (LCC) model. The main goal of the company is to increase the mobility of the population and accessibility of transport between regions of the Russian Federation. Pobeda operates the youngest fleet in Russia.The average age of Pobeda aircraft’s is just several months. Company’s fleet is formed by modern Boeing 737-800 Next-Generation (NG) which are delivered directly from the plant.

By 2018 it is planning to increase fleet up to 40 units. It is expected that by this time the company will carry over 10 million passengers. It will help the company to become one of Russia’s five largest airlines. The company’s route network will encompass 45 domestic and international destinations.

The first aircraft took to the skies on December 1, 2014.

Top Copyright Photo (All others by Pobeda): Pobeda Pobeda Boeing 737-8LJ WL VQ-BWH (msn 41206) BFI (Steve Bailey). Image: 926604.(Steve Bailey). Image: 926604.

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Aeroflot’s Pobeda reaches the 3-million passenger mark

Pobeda 737-800 WL VQ-BTE (14)(Tko) VKO (Pobeda)(LR)

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 made its first flight on December 1, 2014.

Photo: Pobeda.

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