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28 October 2016

Aeroflot Launches Winter Schedule

Moscow, 28 October 2016 – Aeroflot will operate its winter flight schedule from 30 October 2016 through 25 March 2017.

In total, the winter 2016/2017 season includes destinations in 50 countries, including 7 across the CIS (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Uzbekistan). Aeroflot will operate flights to 131 destinations, including 46 in Russia and 14 in other CIS countries.

Internationally, this year’s winter timetable sees increased weekly flight frequency to Bangkok (from 7 to 14), Lyon (from 4 to 7), Guangzhou (from 5 to 7), Hanoi (from 5 to 7), Miami (from 2 to 5). Additionally, this winter season in the European market sees the launch of a new route to London Gatwick, which combined with an additional daily flight to Heathrow boosts the total number of flights to London from 18 to 32 per week.

Another 144 unique destinations will be offered by Aeroflot’s code-sharing partners, adding an additiona 18 countries to Aeroflot’s own route network: Albania, Algiers, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Ghana, Indonesia, Ireland, Iceland, Kenya, Luxembourg, Malta, Macedonia, Morocco, Myanmar, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia andTunisia. 

In total, flights on 360 routes across 69 countries, including Russia, will be operated under the SU code.

Domestically, Aeroflot continues to focus on expanding its domestic network. A new route between Sochi and Simferopol will connect two most popular Russian Black Sea resorts and will offer passengers an unprecedented opportunity to travel to regions which are popular among tourists throughout the year. The winter season also sees the launch of another new route between Moscow and Syktyvkar with two daily flights on Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft.

Aeroflot will increase the number of flights on high-demand routes including St. Petersburg (from 119 to 140 flights per week), Ekaterinburg (from 42 to 49), Sochi (from 42 to 49), Volgograd (from 28 to 35), Novosibirsk (from 21 to 28), Tyumen (from 21 to 28), Stavropol (from 14 to 21), Ufa (from 28 to 35).

Other Aeroflot Group airlines – Rossiya, Aurora and Pobeda –  will also contribute to the expansion of the route network. These subsidiaries will carry passengers on additional 85 routes from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Sochi, Samara, Ekaterinburg, Makhachkala, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Together with these flights, Aeroflot Group will operate 216 unique routes across 51 countries.

About Aeroflot

Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2015, Aeroflot carried 26.1 million passengers (39.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries), a record for any Russian airline. A proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,057 destinations in 179 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, numbering 188 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners.Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety, with a European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, the main globally recognized safety parameter, comparable to global peers. The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the sixth time in 2015, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant. In 2016 Aeroflot became the first Russian airline to be awarded Four Star Airline status by Skytrax in recognition of the high-quality of its customer service, and was also named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the fifth time at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. In 2015 Global Traveler named Aeroflot one of the 10 best airlines worldwide for on-board cuisine. Find out more at www.aeroflot.com