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Experts estimated prospects of expanding transportation to Slovenia
Aeroflot Airlines intends to increase the frequency of flights to Ljubljana from 7 to 14 times. Experts believe that such an increase of flights is not profitable.
Tour operators significantly expand their assortment in Armenia
This winter season Armenia promises to become one of the fastest growing destinations on the Russian market. Against the background of a rapid decline of the Russian tourist flow to Georgia, large tour operators significantly expand their assortment in Armenia, offering new resorts and types of holidays in this country.
Aeroflot again cancels flights to Sri Lanka
Aeroflot Airlines has notified partners about the cancellation of the flight program to Colombo from the beginning of September till the end of October 2019. The carrier offers passengers a refund, tour operators are looking for alternative flights.
Russian airlines cancel flights to Сzech after Ministry withdraws permission
Russia’s national carrier Aeroflot and two other airlines from the country have canceled several flights to and from Czech on Tuesday after the country’s Transport Ministry withdrew permits for the flights, the BBC in Russia reported. The Russian airlines have limited air traffic between Prague and the airports of Moscow and Yekaterinburg, the report said. Later on Tuesday, the Czech Ministry of Transport reported that flights of Russian airlines were once again allowed – but only until July 7.
Aeroflot and Vietnam Airlines concluded an agreement on joint operation of flights
Aeroflot and Vietnam Airlines have signed an agreement on the joint operation of domestic and international flights (code-sharing) in Vietnam and Russia. It was reported by the press service of the Russian airline. Code-sharing applies to Aeroflot flights on the following routes: Moscow (Sheremetyevo) - Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh, Moscow (Sheremetyevo) - St. Petersburg, Ufa and Krasnodar; and also on Vietnam Airlines flights on the routes Hanoi - Moscow (Sheremetyevo), Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City, Phu Quoc, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City - Phu Quoc, Nha Trang.
Direct flights to Bali have been resumed
From July 1, Rossia Airlines (a subsidiary of Aeroflot) 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: from Moscow to Denpasar by flight SU6295 on Mondays and Thursdays at 01:40 with arrival in Denpasar at 19:00 (local time). From Denpasar to Moscow with 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).
Aeroflot connects Sheremetyevo to Marseille
On June 1, Russia’s largest airline, Aeroflot, launched regular flights from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo to Marseille. The route will be operated five times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays by the 140-seat A320 aircraft. According to OAG Schedules Analyser, Aeroflot will face competition from French carrier Aigle Azur twice-weekly through the carriers A320 operations (Fridays and Sundays).
Ellinair and Aeroflot signed a partnership agreement
The CEO of the Greek carrier Ellinair, Thanos Paschalis, announced the conclusion of a partnership agreement between Ellinair and Aeroflot airlines. The announcement was made during a solemn event held in Athens on the occasion of the celebration of the five-year anniversary of Ellinair airline.
Aeroflot cancels flights to Sri Lanka and Bali
According to the schedule on the Aeroflot website, the flights operated by Rossia Airlines (part of Aeroflot group) from Moscow to Colombo (Sri Lanka) and Denpasar (Indonesia, Bali Island), will be canceled after May 11 until July 2019. Tourists are offered a refund "within 30 days."
Aeroflot will transport tourists to Majorca for the price of a charter
The Russian airline Aeroflot starts to fly on the summer flight schedule, which will operate from March 31 to October 26, 2019. Two new international routes of the national carrier caused special attention among tourism community. From June 1, passengers will be offered direct flights from Moscow to Palma de Mallorca (Spain) with a frequency of 4 times a week and to Marseille (France) - 5 times a week.
Aeroflot launches ticket sales for flights to Palma de Mallorca
Aeroflot has begun ticket sales for flights to Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the Spanish island Mallorca. Regular flights on the Moscow – Palma de Mallorca – Moscow route will launch on 1 June 2019. Four weekly flights on Airbus A320 aircraft will operate on the following schedule:
Aeroflot will fly to Hong Kong, Italy and Finland more often
The Interdepartmental Commission of Ministry of Transport of Russian Federation has authorized Aeroflot airlines to increase the frequency of flights to Hong Kong, Rome, Milan and Helsinki. As follows from the materials published on the website of Rosaviation, the carrier will now be able to fly to Hong Kong up to 14 times a week (previously there was an admission to perform 7 flights a week), to Rome and Milan - up to 35 times (instead of 28), Helsinki – up to 21 times (instead of 14).
"Aeroflot" will launch flights to Newark airport in summer 2017
The airline company "Aeroflot" plans to start daily flights from Moscow to Newark Liberty International airport (located near Newark city, New Jersey) since June 1, 2017. The flights will be performed by Airbus A330. Departure from Moscow (airport "Sheremetyevo") is scheduled at 20:00, arriving to Newark at 23:00. Departure of the return flight is scheduled at 1:00 with arrival to Moscow at 17:20. Newark Liberty airport is 24 km south-west of New York's Midtown area. Currently, "Aeroflot" implements two daily flights to New York City airport John F. Kennedy (JFK).
"Aeroflot" will twice increase flights to London this winter
“Airline company "Aeroflot" almost double increase the frequency of flights from Moscow to London this winter”, - said the carrier in a statement. The number of flights will increase from current 18 to 32 flights a week. This is due to the opening of the flights to the second most important airport of London - Gatwick.
“Aeroflot" can sell the airline company "Rossia"
"Aeroflot" is ready to sell its largest subsidiary - the airline company "Rossia", - writes the newspaper "Vedomosti" with reference to the three federal officials. Previously, "Rossia" became the second air carrier in Russia: it included "Orenburg Airlines" and "Donavia". According to the newspaper, the Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich ordered Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation to present proposals on the sale possibility of "Aeroflot’s” subsidiary "Rossia".
Aeroflot Group plans to finish 2016 with profit — company's head
The Aeroflot Group plans to end 2016 with a profit under Russian Accounting Standards (RAS) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), said Head of the Aeroflot Group Vitaliy Saveliev told reporters on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday. The company has no plans to borrow internationally in 2016, has moderate debt burden, Saveliev said.
In June, Aeroflot will open flights to Lyon
Starting from June 3, 2016, Aeroflot airline will start regular flights from Moscow to French Lyon, the press service of the air carrier reported. The airline plans to operate flights on the route Moscow - Lyon - Moscow three times a week on Airbus A320. Flight SU 2480 will depart from Moscow (airport Sheremetyevo) at 10:25 and arrive in Lyon at 13:15, return flight SU 2481 will depart from Lyon at 14:25 and arrive in Moscow at 19:05 (local time). The price for round-trip ticket on the web site of Aeroflot is currently starts from 27 060 rubles. Currently, flights between Moscow and Lyon absent.
Ex-owners of Transaero put together 72% of company’s shares to close deal with Aeroflot
Former owners of Transaero air carrier (the Pleshakov family) have put together 72% of the company’s shares for closing the deal with Aeroflot, Transaero’s former CEO Olga Pleshakova wrote in her Twitter microblog. Part of the shares was held in pawn in one of the state banks. Another state bank was to provide another 3% and announced its intention to do so at a meeting on September 1, according to Pleshakova.
Russian transport minister: Only Aeroflot can fill gap after Transaero goes away
Only Aeroflot can close the gap in international flights after Transaero goes away, Russia’s Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov said on Friday. "The most important now, when the license is canceled and the company [Transaero] will not make its flights, all our aviation market will be incompetitive in respect of other international airlines having everything in order and continuing to carry both their and our passengers with the same flying rates. Certainly, we need to reach parity and close the gap urgently. Certainly, only Aeroflot can do that with the fleet of wide-body aircraft flying mainly on international destinations," the minister said. Aeroflot took operational control over the distressed Transaero airline early in September. The decision on bankruptcy of the air carrier was taken by the Russian Government on October 1. Aeroflot will receive 56 international routes of Transaero as compensation of expenses for carrying Transaero passengers.
Aeroflot says it is yet to carry 230,000 passengers of Transaero until December 15
Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot will carry 230,000 passengers with tickets of Transaero airline by December 15, Vitaly Saveliev, general director of Aeroflot, said in an interview with the Russia 24 TV channel. "Approximately 230,000 people (are yet to be carried — TASS) including those of Biblio Globus (tour operator —TASS).
Aeroflot to transport Transaero passengers on international flights until October 5
Holders of Transaero tickets for international flights will be transported through October 5, Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Savelyev told journalists Friday. "Transportation of passengers from abroad does not stop on October 5 until all the passengers are transferred. As for the tickets purchased as part of the tour package, the refunds will be managed by the tour operators. Detailed information with step by step explanation of how to get a refund or to exchange tickets, will be posted today [October 2 — TASS] on Aeroflot and Transaero websites.
Aeroflot cannot buy Transaero: shareholders of Transaero failed to collect the required shares
Shareholders of Transaero airline thwarted term of the offer to repurchase by Aeroflot 75% + 1 share for 1 ruble. According to Kommersant newspaper, the owners have not been able to gather the necessary shares. One of the reasons the sources of "Kommersant" believe that 25% of "Transaero" are pledged with VTB bank, the other - the differences between creditors on debt restructuring of the carrier.
Aeroflot will transfer part of the flight of his daughter companies to Domodedovo airport in Moscow
Aeroflot airline plans to redistribute flights if its daughter companies among Moscow airports, the newspaper Kommersant wrote with reference to its sources. According to the newspaper, Aeroflot is negotiating the transfer from Sheremetyevo of all flights of Donavia and from Vnukovo the part of the flights of Orenburg airlines to Domodedovo. According to sources of the newspaper, thus "Aeroflot" wants to avoid internal competition with its low-cost airline Pobeda, but it is possible that the companies of the group will take in Domodedovo the place of Transaero (the company is in the process of accession to the group of Aeroflot), the number of flights of Transaero can be reduced by 70%.
Russia’s antimonopoly watchdog may demand Aeroflot sell part of its airline routes
The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) finds it necessary to oblige Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot to sell part of its airline routes - both domestic and foreign - in the next two years, head of the service Igor Artemyev told reporters. On Tuesday, it was announced that Aeroflot would buy 75% in Transaero air carrier. "We really should give our consent to this transaction, since about 50% of the market is in the hands of Aeroflot. This is not a tragedy, although it is already a signal for us [as an antimonopoly watchdog -TASS]. We may set some structural requirements - namely we may ask Aeroflot to sell some of its routes, where it acquires a monopoly position as a result of the merger with Transaero.