Moscow, Russia - Russian flag carrier Aeroflot will begin to operate its first Airbus A350-900 from the spring of 2020 on flights to New York and Beijing.
Aeroflot plans to strengthen its intercontinental routes with its new A350-900s. The airline has 14 more aircraft of the same type in its order book with the European aircraft manufacturer.
The introduction of the first Airbus A350 comes 13 years after the carrier placed its order for the type. Aeroflot ordered 22 Airbus A350 in 2007, including fourteen A350-900 and eight smaller A350-800, but the manufacturer dropped A350-800 from the development program later.
The delivery of the first A350 has been postponed several times by Aeroflot. The aircraft now appeared in the airline's booking system. It will fly to the New York JFK from March 29, 2020.
Flights to Beijing will follow from May 1st. At the beginning of June, the aircraft will also serve on routes to Seoul and Miami from Moscow.