27 October 2015, Moscow. - Aeroflot has begun operating flights to Magadan. The first flight under the SU code departed Moscow for Magadan’s Sokol airport on 27 October with passenger including Magadan Region Governor Vladimir Pecheny, and the director of Aeroflot’s Far East branch, Irina Lapitskaya.
The opening of the route is in line with Aeroflot’s plans to develop Russia’s domestic flights. Regular flights to Magadan address the important issue of increasing personal mobility and transport access to the Far East. Magadan Region has significant potential for development and is one of several Russian regions rich in natural and biological resources.
«For Kolyma, passenger flights are particularly important, as they are the only mode of transport linking our remote district with the central part of Russia and other regions of the Far East. We are grateful to Rosaviatsia and Aeroflot for solving this problem, which arose with Transaero’s exit from the market. I am confident that the status of these flights is now more stable,» said Vladimir Pecheny.
Aeroflot’s comfortable, modern Airbus A330s, which have 34 seats in business class and 268 in economy, will be used for these flights. More information is available on the company’s website, www.aeroflot.ru.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2014, Aeroflot carried 23.6 million passengers (34.7 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 163 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners. Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety. The company’s European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, which is the main globally recognized safety parameter, is 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 2015 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the fourth time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.