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A VietJet A321neo arrives in Hamburg from a test flight. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Bringing Europe Closer: VietJet Reveals Initial Airbus A330 Routes

Vietnamese low-cost carrier VietJet has announced Moscow as its first European destination. From July, the airline has announced that the Russian capital will be connected to three Vietnamese cities. From next year, 10-hour flights will connect Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, and Nha Trang, Vietnam with Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport twice per week. Speaking at the launching ceremony on Dec. 2, Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Dang Minh Khoi said the nonstop flights indicate the increasing importance of Vietnam-Russia economic relations, undoubtedly…

Latin American Airlines Fly to Russia for The First Time

2020 was a tough year for airlines globally, especially for Latin American airlines, which compared to their peers in Europe, Asia, Oceania and North America, they have not received help from their governments, so the largest had You have to file for Chapter 11 to reorganize and survive the crisis.…

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…

Russia Resumes International Flights To Select Destinations

After approximately four months of international isolation, on Aug. 1 some airports in Russia were able to welcome international departure to a small number of foreign destinations. Earlier in the month, Russian consumer watchdog Rospotrebnadzor had sent a memo to the Transport Ministry and the Federal Air Transport Agency containing…

Russia’s Aeroflot Secretly Carries Passenger Abroad Under Guise of Cargo

Russian Airlines, commonly known as Aeroflot, has been secretly operating exclusive luxury flights abroad for approximately a month despite Russian Government’s international travel ban, the business daily Vedomosti, which was previously a joint venture between Dow Jones and the Financial Times, reported. As Russia’s coronavirus cases continue to rise at…

Fourth MC-21-300 Flight Test Aircraft Complete

Russian aircraft manufacturer, Irkut Corporation, headquartered in Moscow, announced that it has completed systems diagnostics of the fourth MC-21-300 aircraft designed for flight tests. Three of the jets are already undergoing flight tests and two are currently on static tests. On November 28, the new aircraft was transferred from the…

Aeroflot Expected to Add A350 to North American and Asian…

Romanian site Aeronews.ro is reporting that Aeroflot has decided on routes for its soon-to-be-delivered Airbus A350 aircraft. The aircraft will be implemented on routes from Moscow-Sheremetyevo Airport to New York-JFK, Miami, Beijing, Delhi, and Seoul. The first A350 is scheduled to be delivered in the first quarter of 2020, even…

Aeroflot Expected to Add A350 to North American and Asian…

Romanian site Aeronews.ro is reporting that Aeroflot has decided on routes for its soon-to-be-delivered Airbus A350 aircraft. The aircraft will be implemented on routes from Moscow-Sheremetyevo Airport to New York-JFK, Miami, Beijing, Delhi, and Seoul. The first A350 is scheduled to be delivered in the first quarter of 2020, even…

iFly Airlines Becomes an All-Airbus Operator

iFly Airlines retired its last Boeing aircraft to become an all-Airbus airline in 2019. The Russian-based leisure airline based in Moscow now only operates Airbus A319s and A330s. iFly’s last Boeing aircraft, a Boeing 757-200 jet flew its last flight from Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport, the airline’s home airport, to Kemble…

Aeroflot ‘Deports’ American Passengers to India

Russian airline Aeroflot had a group of stranded passengers deported to India, even though they were U.S. citizens according to a report in the publication Little India. The events occurred in January but became public now after a U.S. Department of Transportation complaint was filed against the airline. Passengers Marc…