Sunday, October 01, 2023

Aeroflot resumes direct flights from Moscow and Ekaterinburg to Goa

Russian flag carrier Aeroflot resumed direct flights to Goa from Moscow and Ekaterinburg on September 30. The services will be operated at Goa’s Dabolim International Airport, Aeroflot said in a statement. Besides Goa, the Russian carrier will also operate direct flights from Moscow to Delhi.

In line with a bilateral agreement between India and Russia, the airline will operate three weekly flights from Sheremetyevo airport on wide-body Airbus A330 on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, Aeroflot said.

From October 3, three weekly flights from Ekaterinburg will be operated on Boeing 737- 800 on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, it added.

“These flights operated on A 330 to Moscow will cater to cargo demand from the western side of India, where domestic Indian airlines will be benefitted as feeder carriers, similarly road transport will play a significant role for custom bonded cargo transportation from Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Mumbai,” said Karpov Dmitry, Head of Cargo Department at Aeroflot Russian Airlines.

Traditionally, south India is a favourite place for beach holidays of Russians in fall and winter, the airline said, adding the flights are expected to be in high demand.

01/10/2023 Travel Trade Journal

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