Aeroflot, the Russian flag carrier, is set to launch a new service to Singapore. This new route, which is already on sale, will be operated by one of the airline’s new Airbus A350 aircraft.
Just this week Aeroflot’s first Airbus A350 took its first leap into the sky from Toulouse, France. The airline has been busy announcing routes for the aircraft, from London and New York to Beijing. However, now we have another route to add to the portfolio. From the 25th of October 2020, the world’s most punctual airline will begin flying to Singapore. This new route will be operated by the A350.
What to expect?
Aeroflot will operate its new Singapore service five times per week. Flights will depart Moscow on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Meanwhile, the return legs from Singapore will depart on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
The flight schedule should look something like this:
- Aeroflot flight SU 280 will depart from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) at 19:40 on the days that the flight is operating. Following a 10-hour 15-minute flight, the aircraft will touch down in Singapore (SIN) the next day at 10:55.
- Following around an hour and a half on the ground, Aeroflot flight SU 281 will depart from Singapore at 12:30. The Airbus A350-900 will fly for 11-hours before arriving back in Moscow at 18:30.
The new route to Singapore will be a key part of Aeroflot’s strategy. The Russian flag carrier wants to turn Moscow into a transit hub. This would see it focusing on routes from Asia to Europe and North America. Aeroflot believes that by offering fast transfers in Moscow it can cut three hours off of the time competitors take for similar routes.
The Aeroflot A350
Aeroflot’s first Airbus A350 is on course to be delivered this quarter having taken its first flight earlier this week. The aircraft will be delivered to the Russian flag carrier sporting an elegant white paint scheme, a departure from the carrier’s signature silver style.
The airline will operate the aircraft with three classes of travel. These are business class, Comfort Class (Aeroflot’s premium economy cabin), alongside an economy cabin.
Commenting, Aeroflot’s Deputy CEO for commerce and finance, Andrey Chikhanchin, said “Aeroflot is constantly expanding its international route network, continually providing new unique opportunities for passengers.
He added: “The addition of the modern and fuel-efficient long haul a three50–900 to the Aeroflot fleet allows the airline to further strengthen its competitive advantages, among which are high-quality service and superior value for money.”
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