TO VLADIVOSTOK BY А330
May 14 2009, Moscow. – Aeroflot starts flying to Vladivostok on new comfortable A330 aircrafts by Airbus, with 34 business-class and 207 economy seats. The business class compartment uses folding “cocoon” armchairs, providing advanced comfort in a long-haul flight. The economy compartment has a larger inter-row pitch compared to other models, which creates more space to accommodate passengers.
The aircrafts are equipped with the cutting-edge multimedia Panasonic eX2 IFE system with inbuilt widescreen monitors of 9 to 16 in., which allows using multi-channel video and audio programs.
Aeroflot’s A330s have Rolls-Royce Trent 772 engines and can accommodate 241 passengers; their flying range is up to 12,500 km. The aircraft type is now extensively used by world’s leading carriers in the long-distance segment.
Flight SU719/720 on A330’s will operate five times a week: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Moscow; Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Vladivostok. Mondays and Sundays, flight SU719 from Moscow will be performed by a B767, as earlier.
Flight SU719 departs from Moscow at 20:15 and arrives in Vladivostok at 11:45 local time.
Flight SU720 departs from Vladivostok at 14:15 and arrives in Moscow at 16:10 local time.
Aeroflot currently operates two А330 aircrafts. By April 2010 the company awaits eight more of this type aircrafts, including three A330-200s and five A330-300s.
Aeroflot begins flying the new А330 to Vladivostok at the same time as it launches reduced tariffs within the government program for residents of the Far East of Russia. Over 9,000 people from the Far East have already bought 50%-discount tickets for Aeroflot's regular flights, including almost 2,000 of people living in Vladivostok.