- Joe Breitfeller
Aeroflot Launches Direct Flights From Moscow to Orsk and Penza
Aeroflot announced on Monday the launch of direct flights from Moscow to Orsk and Penza. Situated in the south of Orenburg Oblast, Orsk is close to the border with Kazakhstan, while Penza is a major city in the central Volga region.
On Monday (July 2020), Russian flag carrier Aeroflot announced the launch of direct flight from Moscow to Orsk and Penza. Located south of Orenburg Oblast, close to the Russian border with Kazakhstan, Orsk is on the banks of the Ural river, which divides the European and Asian continents. The city is famous for its deposits of colorful jasper, which was used to decorate the interior of the Winter Palace (the Hermitage), as well as the Moscow Metro. Orsk is home to numerous notable monuments including Russian Orthodox, Muslim and Catholic complexes, along with the Local History Museum.
Penza is a major city in the Volga region which features the unique Museum of One Painting as well as the museum-theatre of actor-director Vsevolod Meyerhold. Penza is also home to one of Russia’s oldest botanical gardens and was the site of the country’s first circus. The city is often associated with famous Russian figures including Mikhail Lermontov, Vissarion Belinsky and Vasily Klyuchevsky.
Aeroflot is the flag carrier of Russia and a proud member of the global SkyTeam® alliance. During 2019, Aeroflot carried 37.2 million guests and when the Aeroflot Group subsidiaries are included, the total rises to 60.7 million passengers. The airline holds a 4-Star rating from Skytrax World Airline Awards and has been awarded a five-star global airline rating by APEX. According to Cirium’s On-Time Performance Review, Aeroflot was the world’s most on-time mainline airline for 2019. The carrier has also received a five-star rating from OAG for flight punctuality. Brand Finance, a leading brand strategy consultancy, has declared Aeroflot the “world’s strongest airline brand.”