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Aeroflot begins phased transition of international flights to Sheremetyevo’s new Terminal C

Aeroflot has begun phasing in operation of international flights from the new Terminal C at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. The first departures and arrivals from the terminal will be to/from Helsinki, Dresden and Bucharest.

By mid-June Aeroflot plans to have completed the bulk of the migration to Terminal C. From October, Aeroflot expects to operate 268 international flights from the new terminal. A joint Aeroflot-Sheremetyevo working group was formed to manage the transition and establish a timeline and testing program.

Terminal C, which occupies more than 127,300 square meters at Sheremetyevo’s Northern Terminal Complex, is integrated with Terminal B, to which Aeroflot previously shifted domestic flight operations. Terminal C can accommodate 20 million passengers a year. The rollout of Terminal C, combined with the commissioning of a third runway at Sheremetyevo in September 2019, establish a fundamentally new basis for Aeroflot Group operations.


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Aeroflot updates its livery with the first Airbus A350-900 out of the paint shop

Aeroflot revises its livery with the first Airbus A350-900

Aeroflot Russian Airlines has updated its livery with the first Airbus A350-900 fresh out of the paint shop at Airbus.

The new look adds larger titles and removes the blue underside with the red trim line. The fuselage has also gone from silver to white.

The pictured A350-941 carries the temporary registration of F-WZGT and will become VQ-BFY (msn 383) on delivery. It carries the name of  “P. Tchaikovsky”.

Copyright Photos: Aeroflot Russian Airlines Airbus A350-941 F-WZGT (VQ-BFZ) (msn 383) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 948798.

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Aeroflot introduces hand-luggage-only fares on selected long-haul routes

Aeroflot Russian Airlines has made this announcement:

From December 24, 2019 Aeroflot Group airlines will introduce hand-luggage-only fares on selected long-haul flights departing from Moscow, and on routes from St. Petersburg via Moscow, including to destinations in the US, India, Mongolia and Thailand, as well as the Maldives, Cuba, Sri Lanka, Indonesia (Denpasar in Bali) and Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City).

This year, Aeroflot rolled out new hand-luggage-only fares – fares that are not inclusive of checked baggage – on some medium-haul routes, including those operated by its subsidiaries Rossiya Airlines and Aurora.

The new option has proven popular with customers. Aeroflot’s wide selection of fares better meets the needs of passengers and significantly increases the accessibility of air travel.

Economy class passengers can now choose between fares inclusive of a checked bag (up to 23 kg and the sum of three dimensions not exceeding 158 cm) or a carry on-only fare, so that they do not pay for a service they do not need. Passengers who select the carry on-only fare can bring hand luggage on board weighing 10 kg per seat for Economy class. The new offer will be particularly appreciated by passengers traveling with families, who usually check fewer than one bag per family member.

A discounted price for checked baggage applies if passengers pay in advance when booking or after purchasing the ticket on the company’s website, via the mobile app, in sales offices or through authorized agents. A discount for checked baggage also applies on the departure day, if the service is purchased through the website or the Aeroflot mobile app.

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Aeroflot expands Asia route offering with four flights weekly to Osaka

Aeroflot has launched ticket sales for scheduled direct flights from Moscow to Osaka, Japan’s third city, beginning on June 1, 2020.

The addition of a second destination in Japan strengthens Aeroflot’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.

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


Flight SU0268 departs Sheremetyevo at 19:05 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, arriving at Kansai at 11:05 the following day.


Flight SU0269 departs Kansai at 12:45 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, arriving at Sheremetyevo at 16:45 the same day.

Osaka is Aeroflot’s second destination in Japan. The Russian flag carrier has operated daily scheduled flights to Tokyo since 1967.


Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot serves 149 destinations in 53 countries.

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Aeroflot expands route network for summer 2019

Aeroflot Russian Airlines Airbus A330-343 VQ-BCU (msn 1065) LHR (SPA). Image: 946727.

Aeroflot Russian Airlines has made this announcement:

This summer Aeroflot has launched new flights to more destinations in Russia and abroad.

From June 1, Aeroflot is operating five weekly flights from Moscow to Marseille, France’s second largest city and a renowned cultural and historical centre. Another destination in the Mediterranean that was added to Aeroflot’s route network is Palma de Mallorca – Aeroflot is now operating four weekly flights to the largest city of the Balearic Islands.

In addition, to support the further development of services in Asia, Aeroflot increased flight frequencies between Moscow and Seoul – from June 1, Aeroflot doubled the number of flights to the capital of South Korea. Aeroflot’s offering in the Asian market is further supported by a codesharing agreement that has been signed with Vietnam Airlines. The codesharing on both domestic and international routes began last week and aims to offer customers enhanced connectivity and seamless connections between destinations in Russia and Vietnam.

Boosting Russian citizens’ mobility remains one of Aeroflot’s key priorities. In accordance with the plan to increase the number of interregional flights that bypass Moscow, this summer Aeroflot has launched new direct flights between major cities in the south of Russia – Volgograd and Sochi, Krasnodar and Simferopol. Flights between these cities will operate on a daily basis.

Aeroflot is continuously expanding its route network and increasing flight frequencies to popular destinations. This summer Aeroflot will fly to 159 destinations in 54 countries, including 58 destinations in Russia.

Trivia by Aeroflot: Aero Gangplank, the original jet bridge, was first used at Chicago airport in 1958. Just like gangways allow people to board ships, jet bridges connect planes to airport terminals enabling passengers to comfortably embark/disembark.

Top Copyright Photo (all other photos by Aeroflot): Aeroflot Russian Airlines Airbus A330-343 VQ-BCU (msn 1065) LHR (SPA). Image: 946727.

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