08 October, 2018

Dublin calls....... The Russians are coming!

The leading Russian airline, Aeroflot has confirmed that from the 28th of this month, October, the carrier will start regular flights to Dublin, the capital of Ireland. 

Aeroflot says it will introduce daily flights on Airbus A320 aircraft,  Vitaly Saveliev, CEO of Aeroflot, 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.” 

 The schedule for the new service:

flight SU 2590 will depart Sheremetyevo at 19:20 and arrive in Dublin at 20:45.

return flight SU 2591 will depart Dublin at 21:45 and arrive at Sheremetyevo at 04:50 +1.

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 is the capital city of the Republic of Ireland, famous as a cultural centre and renowned for its history and architecture. The city is associated with numerous writers including James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift, while music lovers know it as the hometown of iconic rock band U2. 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. The seasonal service will run from 28th October 2018 until 30th March 2019.