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First A350-900 of Aeroflot to debut on Moscow - NewYork route early next year

Moscow, Russia - Russia's national airline operator Aeroflot will launch scheduled flights with the Airbus A350-900 in the first quarter of 2020.

The flight schedule of the Russian carrier's first Airbus A350-900 appeared on the airline's corporate website. According to the program, the aircraft will make its commercial debut on March 29 on the Moscow - New York route. The tickets for the flight are already on sale.

Before this flight, the A350-900 will be operated on some domestic routes for crew training.

Aeroflot will also deploy its new widebody on the Moscow - Beijing route from May 1st.

Aeroflot's A350-900 will be configured to accommodate 316 passengers in a three-class layout - 28 seats in Business Class, 24 in the Economy Comfort and 264 in Economy.

Aeroflot currently has 15 A350-900 on order with the European aircraft manufacturer. But the airline plans to have a fleet of 28 Airbus A350-900 by 2025.

These new widebody jets will replace ten previous generation A330 family jets in the carrier's fleet over the next three years.

Airbus will deliver the first eight aircraft to the Russian operator in 2020 and seven more in opies2021.