Dobrolet Launches Operations in Russia
Russian airline Aeroflot announced that its low-cost subsidiary carrier, Dobrolet, began operations in Russia. Dobrolet now offers four daily flights between Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport and the Crimean city of Simferopol.
The carrier operates the new flights using Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft configured with one class of service and capable of accommodating up to 189 passengers. Dobrolet will own eight aircraft by the end of this year, and plans to expand its fleet to 40 aircraft by 2018.
In addition to the Moscow-Simferopol flights, Dobrolet plans to launch new service between Moscow and both St. Petersburg and Samara, Russia, in August, The airline plans to expand service to other parts of Russia as well as to international destinations, primarily in Europe, in 2016.
Aeroflot first introduced Dobrolet in 2013. The carrier is designed to reduce operating costs by 20% to 30%, and to facilitate air travel for passengers within Russia.
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