Moscow, 1 June 2016. – Aeroflot today launched regular flights between Moscow and Lyon, bringing the number of European destinations served by Russia’s flagship airline to 50.
The flights will operate four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, using Airbus A320 aircraft on the following schedule (all times are local):
- Flight SU 2480 departing Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) Terminal D at 10:25, arriving Lyon (LYS) at 13:15;
- Flight SU 2481 departing Lyon (LYS) at 14:25, arriving Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) Terminal D at 19:05.
Lyon will be Aeroflot’s third destination in France, alongside Paris and Nice. The Russian flag carrier’s European network includes regular direct flights to 50 destinations in 28 countries from Moscow. A full list of destinations can be found below.
Croatia (Zagreb, Split)
Czech Republic (Prague)
France (Paris, Nice, Lyon)
Germany (Berlin, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart)
Greece (Athens, Heraklion, Thessaloniki)
Italy (Rome, Bologna, Milan, Venice)
Spain (Alicante, Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga, Tenerife, Valencia)
Switzerland (Geneva, Zurich)
Turkey (Istanbul, Antalya)
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 168 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 2016 Aeroflot has been awarded an official four-star quality and service ranking from the leading independent authority on airline quality, Skytrax. 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.