JULY 3 AEROFLOT OPENS REGULAR FLIGHT TO DRESDEN
June 18 2009, Moscow. – From July 3 JSC Aeroflot Russian Airlines opens the new regular line Moscow – Dresden – Moscow. On July 3, all passengers flying from Moscow to Dresden or back will receive Aeroflot Bonus gold cards, and will be able to celebrate the flight with a glass of champagne.
Throughout the Summer Schedule 2009, the flight will be performed twice a week (on Fridays and Mondays) on А319 aircrafts. Dresden will become the 7th German city connected with Moscow by Aeroflot’s flights. Aeroflot made its first flights to Dresden in 1972. However, in 1993 the air connection was suspended. Today, Aeroflot performs regular flights to Berlin, Frankfurt-am-Mein, Dusseldorf, Munich, Hamburg and Hannover.
The cards Aeroflot Bonus Gold Level deliver our passengers many benefits during a flight: for instance, they can carry extra baggage weight on board, use the business-class lounges, obtain award tickets for Aeroflot regular flights for the double number of miles when no award tickets are available for booking, obtain award tickets with low account balance, etc. (find more info at www.aeroflotbonus.ru).
You can buy or book tickets to Dresden at Aeroflot ticket offices and the website www.aeroflot.ru .
The ancient capital of Saxony, and one of Germany’s main industrial, transport and cultural centers, Dresden was founded in 1206 г. The city’s main treasure is the world famous Dresden Gallery of Fine Art, home to one of the largest collections of paintings that was established back in 1560.
Dresden’s twin city is St. Petersburg, which is the reason for a number of long-term exhibition and research programs binding the Dresden State Collection of Art and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.
It is largely to this long-standing friendship of the twin cities that St. Petersburg and Dresden have become ones of the strategic areas of Russian-German partnership. Fyodor Dostoyevsky and his family lived in Dresden for some years, during his travel around Europe. In 2006 a monument to the writer was unveiled at one of the city’s main squares.
The economy of Dresden is based on the port activities and the production of hi-tech goods such as specialized optical and medical equipment, trade equipment, computers, musical instruments and machinery. In the neighboring city Freital, at the Dresden Porcelain Factory, the famous Dresden porcelain has been made since 1872.
In the city center locates a Volkswagen production specializing in the individual assembly of expensive cars (VW Phaeton) which is performed in the customer’s presence. The factory (called Glaserne Manufaktur, a glass factory) has all-transparent walls — and now is one of the cities many attractions. A large variety of annual public events held in Dresden attract tourists from both Germany and al over the world.