30 September 2016, Moscow. – Aeroflot began selling tickets for flights to and from London Gatwick, the airline’s second destination in the UK. The flights begin operating on November 15.
Flight SU2588 will depart Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) at 1315 local time (1330 local time on Sundays), arriving at Gatwick at 1430 local time (1445 local time on Sundays). The return flight SU2589 departs London Gatwick (LGW) at 1610 local time (1700 local time on Sundays), and arrives in Moscow at 2250 local time (2340 local time on Sundays).
Flights to and from Gatwick give passengers additional options for getting into and out of London and the south-east of England. Russia’s flag carrier this winter also adds additional service from Moscow to Heathrow, bringing the total number of flights per week to and from the airport to 25.
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 183 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.