Aeroflot will operate a new daily service connecting Moscow and Dublin, from 28 October 2018 through 30 March 2019.
The Russian airline will operate its new daily service with an Airbus A320 aircraft.
Vitaly Saveliev, Aeroflot Chief Executive Officer, said:
“Today Aeroflot ranks as a leading global carrier and we continue to expand our international route network. This winter we will open new routes as well as increasing flight frequencies to popular destinations. We are pleased to offer travellers new international destinations as well as additional flights to popular tourist destinations, thus expanding travel options with Aeroflot for both business and leisure travellers.”
Vincent Harrison, Managing Director of Dublin Airport, welcomed the announcement and said the new Aeroflot flight would offer Irish consumers direct connectivity to Russia’s capital and onward connections to many other cities:
“There is a strong commercial demand for this new service, as about 44,000 passengers travelled on indirect flights between Ireland and Russia last year.”
Dublin has been a popular destination among Russian tourists for many years, and its addition to Aeroflot’s route network will boost tourist traffic between the two capitals.
Aeroflot last operated on the route more than 15 years ago.