March 25, 2023

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    Moscow Sheremetyevo Worldwide Airport
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    Mikhail Poluboyarinov

Final Friday, the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, had a gathering with Aeroflot CEO Sergei Aleksandrovsky. The assembly was held in Moscow on the Kremlin, specializing in Aeroflot’s work in passenger transportation.

Straight all the way down to enterprise

Easy Flying was, sadly, not invited to the August 26 assembly, however we do have the official transcript, which is an interesting perception. It’s an all-business assembly, or at the very least the transcript is, with a crucial level about midway by, when Putin asks the Aeroflot CEO, “What do you see within the mid-term?” Aleksandrovsky replies that Aeroflot is concentrated on making ready home plane for operation and updating its technique by tailoring it to the excellent transport growth program till 2030. He then provides:


“Total, we’re planning to contract 323 home plane, together with 73 Sukhoi Superjets and 210 MS-21s – these planes have a brand new picture, they’re outfitted with Russian engines and are an import substitution product, and likewise 40 Tu-214s.”

He tells the president that Aeroflot will want an extra 3,500 pilots and eight full flight simulators for this system, which can be “a severe impetus for the event of our firm, each within the mid-term and long-term.” Having heard such promising information, Putin says it would even be good “for the plane business” and “there has not been an order like this for a very long time.”

Aeroflot has round 229 Airbus and Boeing plane, together with 12 A330s. Picture: Vincenzo Tempo | Easy Flying

Present information from reveals that Aeroflot has a fleet of 305 plane, with 147 energetic, 31 inactive and 127 wet-leased in. The one Russian-built plane it has are 76 Sukhoi SSJ 100/95Bs. It has 149 Airbus plane, dominated by 130 A320-family sorts. Its Boeing plane are 47 B737-800s, 4 B747-400s, three B777-300s and 26 B777-300ERs.

Putin opened the assembly by explaining the state was attempting to assist all carriers and had allotted 50 billion rubles ($831 million) to that finish. Aeroflot acquired 10.3 billion rubles ($171m) in April and Might, which Aleksandrovsky stated was maintaining the airline flying. Aeroflot additionally acquired 15 billion rubles ($250m) for ticket refunds and is rising its licensed capital to cowl money owed. He instructed Putin the airline was “receiving all the mandatory assist from the state.”

The transcript says Aeroflot is flying to 111 locations, 18 greater than in 2021. It has elevated every day Moscow flights to St. Petersburg from 31 to 45, Sochi from 15 to 25, and Minerainye Vody from two to eight. The CEO stated Aeroflot has diminished airfares by 10% in comparison with 2021 and 21% in comparison with 2019, resulting in a “appreciable improve in passengers per flight.”

The CEO says Pobeda is doing the very best of Aeroflot Group’s three airways. Picture: Getty Photos

Putin is fearful about service and elements

The Aeroflot Group additionally consists of Rossiya and low-cost service Pobeda Airways, which will get the tick from the CEO as “our best airline” with a mean load issue of 95%. He added that Aeroflot additionally had a better than typical load issue in the summertime, round 91%-95%. Because the assembly got here to a detailed, Putin imparted a few of his personal knowledge to Aleksandrovsky, saying:

“We additionally have to develop servicing and purchase elements and parts. The whole lot must be in place.”

In a wise transfer, the CEO warmly agreed that this, in fact, was a key subject. “It’s not sufficient to fabricate an airplane. An airline must function it effectively and guarantee high-quality service.”

Putin merely replied, “effective.”

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