- Joe Breitfeller
Aeroflot Announces Direct Service From Krasnoyarsk to Bratsk, Will Also Service Singapore With A350
Aeroflot announced Tuesday new Direct Service from Krasnoyarsk in Siberia to Bratsk. Late last week, the Russian flag carrier also announced a new route between Moscow and Singapore which will be serviced by an Airbus A350-900.
Yesterday, Aeroflot announced new service from their Siberian hub in Krasnoyarsk to Bratsk in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia. The route will operate daily with the departing flight (SU 2870) taking off from Krasnoyarsk at 3:45PM and arriving in Bratsk at 6:00PM. The return flight (SU 2871) departs Bratsk at 7:00PM and arrives in Krasnoyarsk at 7:25PM (all times local).
Aeroflot recently created a new international hub in Krasnoyarsk which will become the carrier’s second hub and a base for Boeing 737 and Sukhoi Superjet SSJ-100 aircraft. Krasnoyarsk is a major economic center in Siberia and the new base is part of the Aeroflot Group’s Strategy 2023, with the goal of carrying up 100M passengers by the airline’s 100th anniversary. The strategic location of Krasnoyarsk will allow Aeroflot to offer direct flights to cities in the Urals, Siberia and southern Russia.
In a separate February 7, 2020 press release, Aeroflot also announced new service between Moscow-Sheremetyevo and Singapore, starting October 25, 2020. The route will be operated five times weekly and serviced with An Airbus A350-900. The departing flight (SU 280) will leave Sheremetyevo at 7:40PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and arrive in Singapore at 10:55AM the following morning. The return flight (SU 281) departs Singapore 12:30PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, arriving Moscow at 6:30PM the same day. Aeroflot’s A350-900 is arranged in a three class configuration with Business Class, Comfort Class (premium economy) and Economy Class cabins. In last week’s announcement, 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. The addition of the modern and fuel-efficient long-haul A350-900 to the Aeroflot fleet allows the airline to further strengthen its competitive advantages, among which are quality service and superior value for money.”
Aeroflot is the award-winning flag carrier of Russia and a member of the SkyTeam® global alliance. The carrier serves 149 destinations in 53 countries with a fleet of 249 aircraft. The airline’s fleet is the youngest in the world for any carrier with over 100 aircraft. Aeroflot carried 37.2M passengers in 2019 on their flagship brand flights and a total of 60.7M passengers when all Aeroflot Group subsidiaries are included. The carrier holds a four start rating with Skytrax and was named ‘Best Airline in Eastern Europe” by Skytrax for the eighth time in 2019. Aeroflot 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.