Aeroflot launches two routes, one each domestic and international, from its Moscow Sheremetyevo hub

Cutting first the ribbon and then the celebratory cake to mark Aeroflot’s return to Toronto were Andrey Novokshonov, the airline’s GM US; and John Sharp, GTAA’s Associate Director of Air Service Development.

  • Aeroflot resumed services on two routes, one each domestic and international, which it last served 15 and four years ago respectively. Beginning on 2 June, the carrier operates on the 4,900-kilometre route from its Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) hub to Yakutsk (YKS), the capital of the Far Eastern Russian Sakha Republic. Six weekly frequencies are offered on the route, which will be initially operated using 767-300s. 737-800s will be then introduced on the route in mid-October. While there is no direct competition on the route, daily flights to Yakutsk are offered by S7 Airlines (from Domodedovo) and Yakutia Airlines (from Vnukovo), with further thrice-weekly services offered by Transaero Airlines from Domodedovo. In addition, the airline resumed flights from its Moscow hub to Toronto (YYZ) on the same day, and now serves the Canadian city with a thrice-weekly schedule using 767-300ERs. Indirect competition on the 7,500-kilometre route comes from Transaero Airlines, which operates twice-weekly frequencies from Domodedovo.

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