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Aeroflot marks 60th anniversary of flights on Moscow- Delhi route

August 21, 2018: Aeroflot recently celebrated 60 years of scheduled flights to Delhi. The first regular flight between Moscow and Delhi took place on 18 August 1958 on a Tu-104. India was Aeroflot’s first country in Southeast Asia, and since then Aeroflot has been operating the Moscow-Delhi route without a break.

Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier
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Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier

August 21, 2018: Aeroflot recently celebrated 60 years of scheduled flights to Delhi. The first regular flight between Moscow and Delhi took place on 18 August 1958 on a Tu-104. India was Aeroflot’s first country in Southeast Asia, and since then Aeroflot has been operating the Moscow-Delhi route without a break.

As demand for air travel between the two countries grew so did flight frequencies. 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.

The airline in a press release informed that 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 percent year-on-year increase.

The Moscow-Delhi route is strategically important for Aeroflot as it aims to further grow transit traffic between Europe and Asia. Passengers choose the airline to travel from Delhi to destinations in Russia and Europe.

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