India – Russia connectivity set to increase

  • Ural Airlines has opened reservations for flights between Moscow and Mumbai
  • Aeroflot resumes service to Mumbai this summer

Two and half years since Air India pulled out of the India – Russia market withdrawing flights between Delhi and Moscow, the direct seats between the two countries is set to increase again with resumption of Aeroflot services to Mumbai and launch of flights by Ural Airlines between Moscow and Mumbai.

Ural airlines will start the services effective 30th March 2020. Ural Airlines is headquartered in Yekaterinburg and operates a fleet of nearly 50 aircraft comprising Airbus A320 family. The airline carried 9,616,908 passengers in 2019. The airline also has the B737 MAX8 on order, deliveries of which have been delayed due to worldwide grounding of the aircraft. The flights will be operated as per below timings by Airbus A320neo aircraft with 8 Business Class and 168 Economy Class seats

U6757 DME1920 – 0435BOM 1,2,4,5

U6758 BOM0540 – 1050DME 2,3,5,6

The flight will depart from Moscow on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays while from Mumbai it would depart on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Routesonline has been reporting the start of this service for a very long and was estimated to start in Summer 2019.

Ural would operate to Moscow Domodedovo – one of the four major airports in Moscow region and the second busiest airport. The airport, since 2019, is named after Mikhail Lomonosov – a Russian scientist.

Aeroflot – the national carrier of Russia has opened reservations of its flights between Moscow Sheremetyevo and Mumbai from 2nd July 2020

SU238 SVO0025 – 0950BOM

SU239 BOM1120 – 1620SVO

Flights will be operated by A330-200

The airline operated to Mumbai until winter 2008 schedule. Currently, Aeroflot is the only airline to fly non-stop between India and Russia and operates double daily flights between Moscow Sheremetyevo and New Delhi. This route is serviced by A330s. Routesonline has reported that the airline will deploy its latest Airbus A350-900XWB to New Delhi in summer.

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport is the busiest airport in Russia and was renamed as Sheremetyevo Alexander Pushkin International Airport last year as the country changed names of the airports to include those of prominent personalities from Russia.

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