Moscow, 5 September – Aeroflot today marks ten years of flying to Hannover, one of the biggest cities in Germany.
The first regular flight took place on 5 September, 2006 using a Tu-154M aircraft. Since the summer of 2007 flights have operated daily on modern and comfortable Airbus A320 aircraft.
Aeroflot currently operates flights between Moscow and Hannover every day at the following times:
Flight departure SU 2342 from Moscow at 10:40am, arriving in Hannover at 12:40pm. The return flight SU 2342 departs from Hannover at 1.30pm and arrives in Moscow at 5.15pm (local time).
From September 2006 to August 2016 Aeroflot has carried more than 692,000 passengers on this route, and in the first seven months of 2016 the volume of traffic between Moscow and Hannover reached nearly 53,000 passengers.
Among the largest airports in Germany Hannover is one of the leaders by number of transit passengers to Russia and other CIS countries through Sheremetyevo. Consistent passenger traffic from Hannover is characterised by high load factors: more than 80% in the first seven months of 2016, reaching more than 96% in July 2016.
Aeroflot’s route network from its primary airport at Sheremetyevo includes seven German cities: Hamburg, Berlin, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Munich, Frankfurt and Stuttgart.
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 182 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.