25 March 2016, Moscow. — On March 27, 2016 Aeroflot starts its summer schedule valid until October 29, 2016.
This summer Aeroflot will fly to 131 destinations in 50 countries, including 45 cities in Russia and 14 destinations in CIS (in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Uzbekistan). Other foreign destinations will include 72 cities, 50 in Europe, 13 in Asia, 5 in Americas, 4 in Middle East. The renewal of flights to Egypt is not planned by now.
Compared to the previous summer, current schedule is expanded with six destinations in Kazakhstan. Three promising tourist destinations are launched in Europe: starting from June 1, 2016 Aeroflot will fly to Valencia and Alicante (Spain), starting from June 3, 2016 to Lyon (France).
The most significant changes are expected on domestic market: the domestic network will unite more than 150 destinations within Aeroflot Group of companies — a record number in Aeroflot’s history.
A milestone summer event for Aeroflot Group will be the launch of the merged airline under the brand name Rossiya. The new company will integrate three Aeroflot subsidiaries: Rossiya, Donavia and Orenair. The new carrier will provide services in the middle price segment. It is expected that Rossiya will operate the fleet of 74 aircraft and will transport around 10 mln. passengers per year. The list of Aeroflot Group subsidiaries will be still presented by the Far East regional airline Aurora and low-cost carrier Pobeda that has achieved unprecedented growth rates.
On the eve of the holiday season special attention is given to the Russian Black Sea coast. An extensive flight programme from Simferopol includes such destinations as Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Orenburg, Perm, Rostov, Tyumen, Ufa and Chelyabinsk. Regular Aeroflot Group’s flights will link Krasnodar and Yekaterinburg, Orenburg, Anapa and Sochi.
The Far East of Russia will be provided with seamless air connection both with the Russian regions and neighboring countries: additional flights will be operated to Dalian, Hong Kong, Harbin, Beijing, Busan and Seoul.
The Aeroflot Group network in Summer 2016 will include 290 destinations in 51 countries worldwide.
In total during Summer Season 2016 Aeroflot Group together with its subsidiary companies and code sharing partners will fly to 417 unique destinations in 68 countries, including Russia, 383 destinations — non-recurring.
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 170 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 and for the first time was ranked among TOP-10 airlines with Best Airline Cuisine according to Global Traveler. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.