From July 1, 2019, Rossia Airlines (a subsidiary of Aeroflot Airlines) resumes direct flights from Moscow to Denpasar (Indonesia, Bali). Flights will be operated twice a week.
The flights are carried out according to the following schedule:
Moscow - Denpasar: Flight SU6295 on Mondays and Thursdays at 01:40 with arrival in Denpasar at 19:00 (local time).
Denpasar - Moscow: Flight SU6296 on Mondays and Thursdays at 21:10 with arrival in Moscow at 04:55 (local time).
According to Rossia Airlines, the flights are carried out on Boeing 777-300 (21 seats of business class and 436 of economy class).
Rossia has stopped flights to Denpasar from May 23, 2019. The airline did not report the reasons of cancelation of the flight program. The most likely cause is low flight load. Passengers were offered a refund within 30 days.
In connection with the closure of the flight program, tour operators had to look for an alternative transportation for the realization of already sold tours. “There were certain difficulties, but we managed to change air carrier for all the tourists. 80% of tourists agreed to fly by Singapore Airlines. The remaining 20% of the tourists used other regular carriers,” says the marketing director of PAX tour operator Lyubov Chuchmaeva.
Coral Travel, as an alternative, offered tourists transportation on Qatar Airlines and Emirates flights.
Booking of tour packages that include flights on Rossia flights have resumed, but not as actively as it was before the cancellation of flights. "The cost of tickets for the flights of Rossia in July-August, of course, is higher on average by 20-30% than it was before," PAKS noted.
This is most likely due to the fact that July-August is a high season in Bali. “During this period, island hotels raise prices. For our market, the destination becomes more expensive in the summer months,” says Marina Makarkova, the head of public relations of Coral Travel.