On 26 March Aeroflot launches its summer timetable, which runs through 28 October. This summer Aeroflot will fly to 138 destinations in 51 countries, including 50 destinations in Russia, 14 points in other CIS countries and 74 other international destinations.
As always, Aeroflot caters to passengers planning to visit Mediterranean resorts with the relaunch of flights on its traditional routes to Heraklion and Split. Flight frequencies to Larnaca and Antalya will increase to 21 (from 14) and to 14 (from seven), respectively, compared to winter season. In mid-July, Aeroflot also plans to launch its own regular flight to Lisbon.
Aeroflot’s international route map includes 52 destinations across Europe, 13 in Asia, five in America, and four in the Middle East. A particular focus for Aeroflot is maximising Moscow’s potential as a transit hub. Flight frequencies to Yerevan, New York and Hamburg will increase to 42 (from 28), to 21 (from 14) and to 14 (from 7) per week, respectively.
This extensive choice is further supplemented by flights operated by other Aeroflot Group airlines. Rossiya offers flights from Moscow’s Vnukovo airport to cities in the Far East as well as European cities including Barcelona, Nice and Paris (Orly), as well as flights from St Petersburg’s Pulkovo airport to more than 50 destinations. In Russia’s Far East, Aurora operates international and regional flights from Vladivostok, Khabarovsk and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
In total during the summer season Aeroflot Group will fly to 240 destinations in 51 countries (excluding flights operated by Pobeda, the Group’s low-cost airline).
Another 147 unique destinations will be offered by Aeroflot’s code-sharing partners, adding 17 more countries to Aeroflot’s own route network: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Ghana, Indonesia, Ireland, Iceland, Kenya, Luxembourg, Malta, Macedonia, Morocco, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia and Tunisia.
Including partnerships and agreements, during the summer season Aeroflot Group will operate flights on 396 unique destinations across 68 countries, including Russia.
As Russia’s national carrier, Aeroflot focuses on the development of domestic route network. From June 1, Aeroflot will add three new destinations to its Russian route map.
Two daily flights will be launched to Belgorod, a city with a proud history and one of Russia’s agricultural powerhouses, using Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft. Daily flights will also connect Moscow with the oil capitals of Khanty-Mansiisk and Salekhard. Regular flights on these routes will support economic development and strengthen transport links between remote northern regions and central Russia. During the summer season Aeroflot also plans to launch Moscow-Ulyanovsk route once reconstruction is complete at Barataevka airport.
Popular summer vacation destinations make another priority on the domestic route map, given increased passenger interest in domestic tourism and the traditional surge in demand for flights to Black Sea destinations.
This summer Aeroflot will restart flights to Gelendzhik and increase flight frequency to Sochi to 77 flights (from 49) and Anapa to 28 (from 21) a week. Rossiya also offers regular flights from Vnukovo to airports in Krasnodar region.
An extensive flight programme has been developed for Crimea. Direct flights will connect Simferopol with Chelyabinsk, Kazan, Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Nizhny Novgorod, Omsk, Orenburg, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi, Tyumen, Ufa and Volgograd.