How Aeroflot Is Surviving After Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine —…

Editors note: This is the second article in a series on Aeroflot. Read Part 1 here. Our last report concluded that most of Aeroflot's widebody fleet has shifted from international to domestic flights due to international air space restrictions. What is the flag carrier doing with its domestic fleet now…

Aeroflot To Renew Its Fleet With 300+ Russian-made Aircraft

Russian airline Aeroflot, which has most of its capital in the hands of the local government, has again talked about fleet renewal with more than three hundred planes produced in Russia. This time, the information came through a note from the Kremlin, after the meeting of the airline’s general director,…

How Aeroflot Is Surviving After Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine —…

Six months have passed since Russia invaded Ukraine. Despite overwhelming support for Ukraine from the rest of the world, there is still no end in sight to the conflict between the two countries. Nearly every global industry has seen changes to their operations, supply chains or both, but civil aviation…

Aeroflot Resumes Flights to China

Aeroflot restarted its once-weekly service to China between Moscow and Guangzhou on June 6, 2022. The service resumption follows the flight resumptions to India and Turkey in May. Since early March 2022, many western countries have banned Russian carriers from their airspace following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The Moscow-based airline…

Lessors Look To Repatriate Aircraft From Russia

The rapid evolution of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has seen wide implications for commercial aviation, from the complete closure of airspace above Ukraine and Moldova to the strict limits imposed on Russian-registered aircraft by Western countries and the similar retaliatory measure put in place by Russia. However, one…

Russian Airline Aeroflot Violates Canadian Airspace

Canada issued a warning after Russian airline Aeroflot violated a restriction on using Canadian airspace on Sunday.  The infringement occurred on the same day that Canada and Europe announced they would block their airspace to Russian airlines in retaliation to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, putting pressure on the U.S. to…

Etihad Returns To Medina, Broadens Aeroflot Partnership

The re-opening of international borders has re-allowed the influx of business and leisure travellers, and slowly but surely, passengers travelling for religious significance are allowed as well. In mid-October, the Prophet Mosque for Medina announced the suspension of social distancing requirements and has since allowed for full-capacity attendance. Additionally, non-resident…

Aeroflot Adds New A320neo, Works Toward Further Domestic Recovery

Russian national carrier Aeroflot announced on Tuesday it had welcomed its first Airbus A320neo to its young fleet, becoming the first airline to operate the aircraft type in Russia. The new aircraft — registered in the airline's home country as VP-BPQ and bearing the name of Anatoly Dobrynin, a Russian…

Aeroflot Launches Flights to Seychelles

On Friday, Aeroflot announced the launch of flights from Moscow to Mahé, Seychelles — a country in the western Indian Ocean comprised of a collection of islands. The news arrives after Seychelles authorities reported the reopening of borders in late March. According to data from theaeronetwork, this route was previously…