News from the budget airline “Victory” (Pobeda by Aeroflot) tell of coming flights operating between Kutaisi in Georgia and Moscow and Saint Petersburg in Russia. Beginning in September, the airline intends starting regular flights via five Russian airlines.
Tour operator “Biblio Globus” has just signed a deal with “Russia” airlines for the use of 13 aircraft under contract until 2018. With Russia set as a priority destination for the company, “Biblio Globus” announced an extensive flight program for Krasnodar and the Crimea as well.
In air travel news, Russia’s Federal Aviation Agency has granted Pobeda, the low-cost carrier subsidiary of Aeroflot, its operator’s certificate and air transportation licence. The award of the documentation, under Russian legislative rules, allows the new low cost airline to begin ticket sales as of November 11.
Beginning October 26th Russia’s Aeroflot will launch regular flights for routes in between Moscow — Tbilisi — Moscow and Moscow — Chisinau — Moscow. The airline intends to launch daily flights to the Georgia capital using the Airbus A320 from Sheremetyevo Airport Terminal D.
Aeroflot and Russia’s largest international hotel operator have partnered for an international guest rewards program. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, the leading international hotel operator in Russia, CIS and Baltics, and Aeroflot, Russias biggest airline, announced the Aeroflot Bonus frequent flyer program.
Apparently western sanctions can’t keep a Russian airline giant down. Aeroflot’s being forced to ground fledgling budget airline Dobrolyot over EU sanctions disrupting aircraft leases may turn out to be a blessing in disguise for Russia’s biggest airline.
In news from the Russia airline industry Gazpromneft-Aero has begun supplying aviation fuel to Meridiana at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow. With regular direct flights to Cagliari, Olbia and Naples on Airbus A320 planes, Meridiana is now the 13th airline refuelled by Gazpromneft-Aero at Domodedovo.
Aeroflot has taken delivery of a new Boeing 777-300ER named in honor of Anton Chekhov, the famous Russian author. Configured in a three class arrangement, the new 777-300ER also includes increased leg room, an upgraded on-board menu, additional baggage room and more Aeroflot Bonus reward miles. So far this is Aeroflot’s 6th aircraft in the class.
Russian airline Aeroflot has taken delivery of a new Boeing 777-300ER named in honour of the famous Russian writer Anton Chekhov.