Updated: Dec 15, 2019
Aeroflot announced Friday the addition of four weekly flights from Moscow to Osaka, Japan starting June 1, 2020. This is the Russian flag carrier’s second Japanese destination, as they have served Tokyo since 1967.
Yesterday, Aeroflot announced the addition of four weekly flights between Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport and Osaka, Japan. The new service will be offered from June 1, 2020 and Osaka will be the Russian flag carrier’s second Japanese destination. Aeroflot has served Tokyo since 1967 and the addition of Osaka is part of the airline’s strategy to strengthen routes to Asia from Europe and North America. Aeroflot offers fast and convenient transfers through their Moscow hub often able to reduce travel times by up to three hours, when compared to European and Asian competitors. The new Osaka service (SU0268) will depart Moscow at 7:05PM, arriving Osaka at 11:05AM the following morning and will be operated on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The return flight (SU0269) departs Kansai International Airport in Osaka as 12:45PM, arriving Moscow at 4:45PM the same day and will operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Osaka is a major commercial and industrial center that is popular for both business travelers and tourists. The city offers memorable attractions such as the Osaka History Museum, the Museum of Ceramics, the Shitennoji Buddhist temple and Osaka Castle. One of Japan’s most famous historic landmarks, Osaka Castle has a 58 meter tower that rises above the city’s largest park where the stunning sakura trees blossom in the spring. Osaka is also home to Japan’s largest skyscrapers that offer breathtaking panoramic views of the city. For food connoisseurs, the city offers gastronomic delights with hundreds of restaurants to choose from. Osaka is also known as a major shopping destination offering travelers everything from major department stores to whimsical boutiques and shops.
Russia’s award-winning flag carrier is a SkyTeam global alliance partner and serves 149 destinations in 53 countries with a fleet of 247 aircraft. Aeroflot carried 35.8M passengers in 2018 on their flagship brand and a total of 55.7M passengers when all Aeroflot Group subsidiaries are included. Aeroflot holds a four star rating with Skytrax and was named "Best Airline in Eastern Europe" by Skytrax for the eighth time in 2019. The airline has also received a five star rating from APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Association) and has been awarded five stars for punctuality by UK global travel data provider OAG.