airlinestravelIncepând cu 27 octombrie 2014, Aeroflot va deschide ruta Moscova Sheremetyevo – Chişinău, după 20 de ani de la suspendarea serviciului. Ruta va fi operată zilnic la bordul aeronavei Airbus A320, după următorul program:
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Ţinând cont de situaţia conflictuală din Ucraina, deschiderea rutei Moscova – Chişinău pare uşor ciudată. De ce acum? Poate şi pentru că Republica Moldova se află la graniţă cu Ucraina, dar şi cu UE.
flightglobal.comAeroflot is to brand its new low-cost carrier ‘Pobeda’, meaning ‘Victory’, after its previous budget operation, Dobrolet, was forced to halt services.
The airline will use Boeing 737-800s and largely retain Dobrolet’s livery, although the fleet will carry the revised name
On Nov. 12, the low-coster, a subsidiary of Russia's national carrier Aeroflot, opened sales of tickets for its first international destinations, Bratislava and Vienna (which includes a flight to Bratislava and then a bus trip to Austria's capital) with ticket prices starting from 999 rubles ($15).
Apart from Bratislava and Vienna, Pobeda is planning to launch flights to the European cities of Salzburg, Verona, Bergamo, Chambery, Dresden and Cologne. The sales for two new destinations will start by the end of the year, the company said in a statement.
Budget airlines have revolutionized air travel in Europe and currently generate 38 percent of European passenger flow. In Russia, all earlier attempts to set up a low-cost airline have failed so far. Russia's first low-cost airlines, Avianova and Sky Express, set up in the beginning of the 2000s, went bankrupt several years after the launch, and Dobrolyot, Aeroflot's first attempt to set up a budget airline, was forced to shut down after the European Union put the company on its sanctions list last year over Russia's actions in Crimea.
Pobeda, which was founded last year to replace Dobrolyot, has ambitious plans for its development. By 2018, Pobeda aims to fly 10 million passengers annually, which will place it in the top five largest Russian air carriers. It is also looking to expand its Boeing 737-800 aircraft fleet from 12 jets to 40 in three years' time.
In October the airline, which currently operates on 22 routes inside the country, was granted permission to fly abroad. The move required changes to Russian aviation regulations that originally obliged the air carrier to fly only domestically for two years before launching flights to international destinations.
The low-cost airline has implemented a host of surcharges: for luggage weighing more than 10 kilograms, for in-flight food, and for advance selection of plane seats. In addition to that, Pobeda has introduced a 10 euro fee ($10.67) for each duty-free bag a passenger carries on board.