Moscow, 26 October 2017 – Aeroflot announces the launch of its Winter 2017-2018 Schedule, which will operate from 29 October 2017 through 24 March 2018.
The winter 2017/2018 season includes Aeroflot – Russian Airlines flights to 137 destinations in 51 countries, including 50 routes inside Russia, 15 routes to seven CIS countries and 72 other international flights. These include 50 routes to European destinations, 13 routes to Asia, five routes to the Americas and four routes to the Middle East.
This winter Aeroflot will launch twice-weekly service between Moscow and Ulyanovsk, with the launch date to be announced in due course.
Of particular note for Aeroflot’s winter schedule are increased frequencies on existing routes. Compared to summer 2017, Aeroflot will increase frequencies by seven flights per week to five domestic destinations: Krasnoyarsk (from 21 to 27 flights per week), Perm (from 30 to 37 flights per week), Rostov (from 42 to 49 flights per week), Surgut (from 14 to 21 flights per week) and Chelyabinsk (from 28 to 35 flights per week). An additional daily flight will be added from Moscow to: Budapest (an increase from 14 to 21 flights per week), Dubai (from 14 to 21), Milan (from 28 to 35), Istanbul (from 21 to 28) and Helsinki (from 14 to 21).
As a result of seasonal demand, Aeroflot will increase service to the Maldives capital Malé from two times per week to five times per week. Aeroflot has extended its promotion for passengers travelling to and from Malé, Bangkok, Phuket and Ho Chi Minh City, offering free shipping of one set of surfing or diving equipment weighing up to 23 kilograms.
Aeroflot – Russian Airline’s expansive route network is supplemented by service offered by Aeroflot subsidiary companies. In winter 2017/2018 Rossiya Airlines will fly 57 routes. Rossiya will fly to 41 domestic and international destinations from its St. Petersburg hub, with particularly popular destinations including Simferopol, Sochi, Krasnodar, Rome, Milan, Paris, Geneva, Berlin, Prague and Tel-Aviv. Rossiya will fly from Moscow’s Vnukovo airport to Crimea, to the Krasnodar region and to cities in Russia’s Far East. Rossiya will also fly from Rostov to Simferopol and Tel-Aviv.
Aurora Airlines offers a wide range of travel options to Russia’s Far East. This winter Aurora will fly long-haul flights from Vladivostok, Khabarovsk and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk as well as routes within the Far East region.
Low-cost carrier Pobeda is likewise developing a unique route network, flying to 47 destinations both in Russia and internationally.
In winter 2017-2018 Aeroflot Group, not inclusive of Pobeda, will fly its own scheduled flights on 210 routes (196 non-repetitive routes) to 51 countries.
Aeroflot Group’s offerings are enhanced by code-sharing agreements with partner airlines that cover an additional 173 destinations. Code-sharing agreements allow Aeroflot to offer travel to an additional 19 countries: Albania, Algeria, Australia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Cambodia, Ghana, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Malta, Morocco, Myanmar, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia and Tunisia.
In total, counting partner airline flights, Aeroflot Group in winter 2017-2018 will fly 383 routes (369 non-repetitive routes) to 70 countries, including Russia.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,074 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. In 2016, Aeroflot carried 29 million passengers (43.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).
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. In 2017, Aeroflot was named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the sixth time at the Skytrax World Airline Awards.
In 2017, Aeroflot was named the most powerful brand in Russia and the world’s strongest airline brand by leading valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance. Aeroflot was also named Best Major Airline in Europe by TripAdvisor travellers and recognised as the Favourite International Airline in China at the Flyer Award Ceremony 2017.
Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world with 210 aircraft. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, at Sheremetyevo International Airport.
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 seventh time in 2017, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2004 compliant.
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