Aeroflot in the winter flight schedule will increase the number of flights on popular destinations for Russian tourists – Phuket and Dubai, the company said.
Additional flights will be introduced from October 28, 2018 on the Moscow-Phuket line. Flights will be performed on modern Boeing 777 airliners.
From October 29, the airline will introduce new flights from Sheremetyevo to Dubai’s Al-Maktoum Airport (DWC), which will be operated daily. Flights will be made on Boeing 737 aircraft. In addition to additional flights to Al Maktoum airport, Aeroflot performs regular flights to Dubai International Airport (DXB) three times a day.
Aeroflot is among the top 20 largest airlines in the world. The company has the youngest airplane fleet in the world among airlines with more than one hundred aircraft. In 2017, Aeroflot carried 32.8 million people, and taking into account the airlines of the Aeroflot Group – 50.1 million.
The company “Aeroflot” got into operation immediately two Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft. Now the company’s fleet consists of forty-seven domestic short-haul passenger liners of this type, the company said in a press release.
The forty-sixth SSJ100 aircraft was assigned the onboard number RA-89114 and in the Aeroflot airline the name of the Soviet test pilot, Hero of the Soviet Union Valery Chkalov.
Forty-seventh aircraft SSJ100 was assigned the on-board number RA-89109 and the name of the famous Russian painter, battle artist Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin.
The new SSJ100 will start flying on the Aeroflot route network in the coming weeks.
Aeroflot is by far the largest operator of Sukhoi Superjet 100. In the near future, the airline will replenish its aircraft fleet with three new SSJ100, so the total number of domestic modern airliners in Aeroflot’s fleet will reach fifty.
Aeroflot has the youngest airplane fleet in the world among airlines with more than one hundred aircraft. In 2017, Aeroflot transported 32.8 million people, and taking into account the airlines of the Aeroflot group – 50.1 million.
In January-July, Aeroflot Group increased passenger transportation by 9%, compared to the same period last year, to 30.8 million people, the company said.
“Over the seven months of 2018, the Aeroflot group transported 30.8 million passengers, which is 9% more than the same period last year.” During the same period, Aeroflot transported 19.8 million passengers, which is 7% for the same period last year, “- said in a statement.
The passenger turnover of the group increased by 8.2%, the company’s passenger turnover – by 5.4%. The percentage of passenger seats in the Aeroflot group decreased by 0.4 percentage points (percentage points) compared to the same period last year and amounted to 81.9%, according to the company, the index decreased by 1.9 percentage points, to 79.8%.
In July, the group carried 6 million passengers, which is 12.4% higher than the result of the previous year. The number of passengers carried by the airline Aeroflot amounted to 3.6 million people, an increase of 9.7% compared to the same period last year. Passenger turnover of the group in the past month increased by 10.2% compared to the same period last year, passenger turnover of Aeroflot – by 7.2%.
The percentage of passenger seats in the Aeroflot group increased by 0.3 percentage points in July. – up to 91.2%. According to the airline, the percentage of passenger seats increased by 0.1 percentage points, to 89.3%.
“There is an improvement in the dynamics of the percentage of employment of the passenger seats of the company compared to the previous months of 2018 due to the growing demand for air transportation, supported by the holding of the World Cup in Russia,” the report adds.