Moscow, 29 March 2018. - Aeroflot is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the resumption of regular flights between Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod.
The route is of historical significance for Aeroflot, as it was the inaugural flight of the Russian flag carrier’s predecessor, Dobrolet, on 15 July 1923.
On 29 March 1998, after a prolonged suspension of flights as a result of the collapse of the USSR, Aeroflot resumed regular flights between Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod using a Tu-134. Today, with much higher demand, the airline operates six daily flights using modern and comfortable Airbus A320, Boeing 737 and Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft. Passenger traffic numbers are continuing to increase: in 2017 alone, the airline carried more than 387,000 passengers – 13.2% more than in 2016.
Since the start of the summer season on 25 March, Aeroflot has increased the number of daily flights between Moscow and Nizhny from five to six. In preparation for increased passenger traffic in summer, flights will operate using higher-capacity aircraft from the A320 and B737 families.
Nizhny Novgorod is one of the oldest and most picturesque cities in Russia. Located at the confluence of the Oka and Volga rivers, Nizhny is remarkable for its abundance of architectural and historical sights. It is the perfect city for family walks in the fresh air.
Developing its domestic route network is a priority for Aeroflot, which offers convenient flights for passengers travelling not only to Moscow, but also to other cities across Russia and internationally.
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 2017, Aeroflot carried 32.8 million passengers (50.1 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 230 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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