S7 Airlines Adds 3rd Daily Moscow - Kiev Service

Start from late-September 2013, S7 Airlines Adds 3rd Daily Moscow – Kiev Service

S7 Airlines, Russia will to increase on regional route service between Moscow Domodedovo - Kiev start from September 30, 2013, is adding 3rd daily service on new morning departures in both direction. These route will serve by Airbus A319 aircraft.

Operational schedule from September 30, 2013 as follow.
Service Flight Number Departs Arrives Day
Moscow - Kiev S7147 08:10 08:40 Daily
Moscow - Kiev S7159 14:15 14:45 Daily
Moscow - Kiev S7149 18:55 19:25 Daily
Kiev - Moscow S7148 09:25 12:05 Daily
Kiev - Moscow S7160 15:30 18:10 Daily
Kiev - Moscow S7150 20:05 22:45 Daily
All times are local. “+1″ stands for next-day arrival.
Operate by Airbus A319 aircraft.

UTair takes delivery of its first Airbus A321

UTair, Russia has delivery first the new Airbus A321 on Wednesday Jul. 18, 2013. The aircraft is part of a firm order for 20 Airbus A321s at the Farnborough Airshow in July 2012. All will deliveries are scheduled before the end of 2016.

New Airbus A321 UTair, features 220 seats on single-class, powered by CFM56 engines. This aircraft will be serve on high-demand domestic and international destinations.

Currently UTair operates a fleet of more than 200 aircraft, which includes a mix of Boeing, Tupolev, ATR, Bombardier and Antonov Yakovlev.

Scheduled later this year, UTair will take delivery of its first of 40 Boeing 737NGs on two type, comprising seven 737-900ERs and 33 737-800s, ordered at the 2011 Paris Air Show.

Photo by UTair & alexx72

Airbus A330-200 AEROFLOT Daily Service to Los Angeles

Aeroflot plans to increase frequency service between Moscow, Sheremetyevo and Los Angeles 7 days on  weekly flights start from June 23, on next year 2014. This route will be served by Airbus A330-200 operates in a two class configuration 335 seats, consisting of 34 seats of the business class, 207 in economy class on this route.

Scheduled as follows:
Service Flight Number Departs Arrives
Moscow-Los Angeles SU106 13:0014:45
Los Angeles-Moscow SU107 16:25 15:40+1
All times are local. “+1″ stands for next-day arrival.

Manchester United picks Aeroflot as its official carrier

Manchester United
, UK foot ball club has today announced a five-year partnership with Aeroflot Russian Airlines. Aeroflot will become the Club’s Official Carrier.

As the Official Carrier of Manchester United, Aeroflot will provide the English Premier League champions with strategic advice on travel for the team and club representatives.

Aeroflot is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, has 137 planes and one of the youngest fleets in Europe, with an average age of five to six years and in 2012, the Group provided an outstanding travel experience to its 27.5 million passengers. Each of its luxury aircraft features comfortable seating as well as award-winning on-board menus designed by Michelin-starred chefs. As a member of SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot and its partners provide services to more than 1000 destinations in 178 countries and offer the shortest route between Europe and Asia, via Moscow.

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Aeroflot has received the first Sukhoi Superjet 100 Full Specification

Russian airline, Aeroflot, has received the first Sukhoi Superjet 100 with full specifications on May 31, 2013.

In 2005, Aeroflot and Sukhoi signed a contract to purchase 30 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft with standard specifications, such as the cabin of the class consists of 98 seats. Later, the airline decided to increase the aircraft specifications, including the arrangement of cabins, cabin equipment, and avionics. Some changes require modifications requested by Aeroflot.

Between the full specifications with lower specs have some differences. Full specs have been equipped with Flight Management System (FMS) that have been upgraded and equipped with weather radar detector function wind direction. In addition, there are many other things that are included in the full specification related to passenger comfort in the cabin.

Some airlines both from Russia and abroad are interested to buy Superjet 100 with lower specifications that have been used by Aeroflot. Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) plans to sell 10 aircraft with low specifications for new customers.