Saturday, February 7, 2009
Aeroflot has officially revealed on the GDS that it will be suspending all of its flights to Mumbai, India from March 30th. Currently, this route is flown 3 times a week nonstop using a B 763ER. The airline has not disclosed any official reason for this move but it probably has to do with the general economic recession plaguing the world of which BOM too is not immune of. BOM too, does not see as high loads as does SU's SVO-DEL bound flights which get a lot of passengers from JFK, YYZ and across the UK.
Other measures that SU have taken for Summer 09 to cope with the worldwide economic downturn are as folllows:
CAN (Guangzhou, China) - new 3 weekly nonstop flights to be launched using a B 763ER from March 29th. Flights will be flown on WED/FRI/SUN and their timings are as follows:
SU 597 Dep SVO 1810 Arr CAN 0805+1
SU 598 Dep CAN 1035 Arr SVO 1705
DXB - planned second daily flight suspended.
BKK - all flights suspended from March-July.
PEK - capacity reduced from planned double daily A 332s to daily B 763ER + daily A 332.
ICN - frequencies increased from 3 to 5 weekly flights from June using a B 763ER.
PVG - capacity increased to daily A 332s from June 1st.