Aeroflot brands new low-cost carrier “Pobeda” (“victory”)
Moscow, 29 October 2014 (STAT):-Aeroflot Group’s new low-cost carrier will operate under the name “Pobeda” (“Victory” in Russian). The airline’s Boeing 737-800NG aircraft will be branded with the new logo of the company, which has already launched a new website at www.pobeda.aero.
Pobeda will make its maiden flight on 17 November from Moscow’s Vnukovo airport to Volgograd. Tickets will be available through the company’s website from 1 November. The company will initially fly from Moscow to Samara, Yekaterinburg, Perm, Kazan, Tyumen, Surgut and Belgorod, and the route network will subsequently expand to other Russian regions as the fleet grows.
As part of Aeroflot Group, Pobeda will adopt a classic low-cost carrier (LCC) model with the ambition of delivering low fares for price-sensitive passengers. The company’s core goal is to increase Russian citizens’ transport mobility and enhance transport connections between regions of Russia.
Pobeda will operate new Boeing 737-800NG aircraft. The fleet is planned to expand to up to 40 aircraft by 2018, operating 45 routes and carrying more than 10 million passengers, making it one of Russia’s top ten carriers.