20 August 2018, Moscow. – Aeroflot has just marked 60 years of scheduled flights to Delhi, the capital of India. The first regular flight between Moscow and Delhi took place on 18 August 1958 on a Tu-104.
India was Aeroflot’s first country in Southeast Asia, and since then Aeroflot has been operating the Moscow-Delhi route without a break.
As demand for air travel between the two countries grew so did flight frequencies. At the end of 1950s Aeroflot offered only one weekly flight to India. Today, the Russian flag carrier operates two daily flights between Moscow and Delhi using modern and comfortable Airbus A330 aircraft.
In Spring 2016, passenger traffic increased sharply following the launch of the second daily flight. 2017 was a record-setting year for the Moscow-Delhi route: Aeroflot carried almost 290 thousand passengers, a 50% year-on-year increase.
The Moscow-Delhi route is strategically important for Aeroflot as it aims to further grow transit traffic between Europe and Asia. Passengers choose Russia’s leading airline to travel from Delhi to destinations in Russia and Europe. Among Aeroflot’s competitive advantages are competitive fares, high-quality service and convenient transit via the airline’s hub at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport.
Aeroflot transit passengers connecting between India and Europe enjoy the shortest airtime and award-winning service. Given its size and potential as well as positive legacy of bilateral ties India remains a priority market for Russia’s largest airline.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot serves 146 destinations in 52 countries.
Aeroflot’s 243-strong fleet is the youngest of any airline worldwide that operates more than 100 aircraft. In 2017, Aeroflot carried 32.8 million passengers (50.1 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).
Aeroflot holds 4-Star Airline status from Skytrax and was named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the seventh time at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Aeroflot has also been awarded a five-star global airline rating by US aviation association APEX.
Aeroflot is the world’s strongest airline brand and most powerful brand in Russia according to leading brand strategy consultancy Brand Finance.
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