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20 October 2008

Aeroflot and China Southern start Codeshare partnership

Aeroflot and China Southern start Codeshare partnership

Moscow, 20th October 2008: From the launch of the winter flight schedule 2008/2009 Aeroflot Russian Airlines and China Southern, SkyTeam alliance partners in connection with the signed Codeshare agreement, are going to offer a new connection Urumqi – Moscow – Urumqi.

China Southern operates the shared flights three times a week on a Boeing B737 (on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays).

CZ6001/SU410 Departure Urumchi: 20:00  Arrival Moscow: 21:30
CZ6002/SU409 Departure Moscow: 23:10  Arrival Urumchi: 08:00+1  -
All times are local times

Flights to Urumqi are bookable under Aeroflot code SU410/409 and also on the basis of «Free sales». The opening of this route particularly provides businesspeople with new travel opportunities

The trade center Urumqi lies at the northern foot of the Tian Shan mountain range; but is also very attractive to tourists. The geographic situation is one of a kind, as it is the most remote city from any sea in the world at a distance of more than 2,000 km from the nearest coastline. For this it has won an entry in the Guiness Book of Records.

The connection to Urumqi is a good addition to Aeroflot’s routes from Moscow to Beijing and Shanghai.

Presently, Aeroflot is cooperating with 33 international as well as Russian airlines within the Codeshare framework. In addition, it is planned to extend the number of Codeshare flights between SkyTeam partners to attractive destinations domestic and abroad even more. Passengers will have more destinations available as well as more better opportunities to transfer.

Aeroflot offers finest access to the SkyTeam flight network with its 841 destination in 162 countries worldwide. Bonus Miles can be collected on all Aeroflot and SkyTeam flights.