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60 and staying strong

Aeroflot celebrated 60 years of flight operations between Moscow and Delhi. Kidisyuk Sergey, General Manager—India, Nepal & Bangladesh, Aeroflot, talks more about the airline and the roadmap ahead.

TT Bureau

As the largest airline of the Russian Federation, Aeroflot has completed 60 years of flight operations between Moscow and Delhi. While rejoicing its achievements, Kidisyuk Sergey, General Manager—India, Nepal & Bangladesh, Aeroflot says that the airline has created a strong transit network between Europe and Asia over the years.

Terming Delhi as one of the priority destinations, Sergey mentions that Aeroflot has been extremely committed in its operations between Moscow and Delhi. “Currently, we operate two daily flights between Moscow and Delhi on Airbus A-330 which hosts approximately 600 passengers every day. Apart from Delhi, Mumbai is on our priority list. We are also considering destinations like Goa and Kolkata for operations,” he added.

Talking about achieving milestone in 2019, Sergey says, “Apart from celebrating 60 years of regular services in India, we are also celebrating our company’s 95th anniversary this year. We will plan certain programmes for all our travel partners to celebrate this event.”

On the airline’s growth, Sergey explains, “We are quite satisfied with our growth in India in last one year. The volume of sales has significantly increased around 70 per cent higher in comparison to numbers of previous year. The minimum payload factor was also around 70-80 per cent.”

Sergey applauded the airline’s association with its travel partners, their support and asked for cooperation in the future. “All our travel partners are very crucial in providing business to us. We are associated with some popular travel operators of the industry and also looking to plan certain programmes and commission for our top Indian agents.” he added.

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  • Apart from Delhi, Mumbai is on Aeroflot’s priority list. The airline is also considering destinations like Goa and Kolkata for operations


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