Aeroflot completes 60 years of scheduled flights to Delhi, India
Updated on August 21st, 2018 at 14:05 IST
Aug 21, 2018: Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot has just marked 60 years of scheduled flights to Delhi, the capital of India. The first regular flight between Moscow and Delhi took place on August 18, 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 on the route increased, so did the 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.
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 Russia’s leading airline to travel from Delhi to destinations in Russia and Europe.