Monday, 20 August 2018

Its the 60th anniversary of flights on Moscow- Delhi route for Aeroflot

The Russian airline Aeroflot has just marked 60 years of scheduled flights to Delhi, the capital of India. It was on 18th August 1958 that the first regular flight between Moscow and Delhi took place with a Tu-104. 

India was Aeroflot’s first country in Southeast Asia, at the end of 1950s Aeroflot offered only one weekly flight to India. Today, the Russian flag carrier operates two daily flights between Moscow and Delhi using modern and comfortable Airbus A330 aircraft. It has been operating the Moscow-Delhi route without a break. 

In Spring 2016, passenger traffic increased sharply following the launch of the second daily flight. 2017 was a record-setting year for the Moscow-Delhi route: Aeroflot carried almost 290 thousand passengers, a 50% year-on-year increase.  

Aeroflot’s 243-strong fleet is the youngest of any airline worldwide that operates more than 100 aircraft. In 2017, serving 146 destinations in 52 countries. More than 32 million passengers travelled with the Russian airline last year alone.