Russian national flag carrier Aeroflot will start flying its brand new Airbus A320neos in the summer of 2020. For those of you keen to fly on one of Aeroflot’s new Airbus A320s we have just seen what routes they will be flying on starting in July.
According to last week’s scheduled update, Aeroflot is putting its new leased Airbus A320neos on short and medium-haul routes.
Aeroflot’s A320neos will be based in Moscow
All flying from Aeroflot’s main hub at Sheremetyevo – A.S. Pushkin international airport (SVO) in Moscow, the flights will be to the following domestic and European destinations:
- Once-daily to Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), starting on July 1st.
- Twice daily to Novosibirsk International Airport (OBV) starting August 1st.
- Once-daily to Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) starting October 1st.
- Once-daily to St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport (LED) starting July 1st.
- Four to six times per week to New Ulaanbaatar International Airport (UBN) starting September 28th.
- Six times per week to Mezhdunarodnyy Airport Yakutsk (YKS) starting July 1st.
Eagle-eyed readers will spot on the map that we used the code ULN for Chinggis Khaan International Airport as the new Ulaanbaatar Airport (UBN) does not open until May.
New business and premium economy fares to start in March
In other Aeroflot news, starting in March the airline will introduce a new, less expensive business and premium economy class fare.
While basic fare tickets will be non-refundable, business class tickets will still give holders benefits such as one checked bag up to 32kilograms (70.5lbs), the ability to pre-book a seat, and access to the business class lounge.
In Aeroflot’s premium economy, affectionately called “comfort class,” passengers will be allowed to pre-select seats and will have a baggage allowance of 23 kilograms (50.7lbs). The new class of tickets will also be available on the Russian carrier’s subsidiaries Rossiya, and Aurora, although with some exceptions.
When speaking about the new lower fares, aviation website Business Traveller quotes an Aeroflot executive as saying the following:
“We continuously analyze feedback from key passenger groups, as well as global trends, in order to consistently improve our fares. The new fare group will complement and expand our existing offering. The Base fare is designed for passengers who prefer to precisely plan their travel, appreciate comfort and premium service, while at the same time are price-conscious.” -Aeroflot’s CEO for commerce and finance Andrey Chikhanchin
Aeroflot A350 test flight
In other Aeroflot news, the airline is due to receive the first of 15 Airbus A350s that it has on order with the European planemaker. This will take place at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse next week.
On Monday, February 3rd, the aircraft registration number VQ-BFY performed its maiden flight, spending two hours performing high altitude tests over the Western Mediterranean before an hour of low altitude tests over the Pyrenees between France and Spain.
*The schedules in this article were previously published by Routesonline*