From 28 October 2018, Aeroflot will operate regular flights to Dublin, the capital of Ireland, the airline announced in a press release.
Daily flights on Airbus A320 aircraft will operate on the following schedules (all times local):
- flight SU 2590 will depart Sheremetyevo at 19:20 and arrive in Dublin at 20:45.
- return flight SU 2591 will depart Dublin at 21:45 and arrive at Sheremetyevo at 04:50 +1.
Flights will operate under the winter timetable effective from 28 October 2018 through 30 March 2019.
Vitaly Saveliev, CEO of Aeroflot, said: “Today Aeroflot ranks as a leading global carrier and we continue to expand our international route network. This winter we will open new routes as well as increasing flight frequencies to popular destinations. We are pleased to offer travellers new international destinations as well as additional flights to popular tourist destinations, thus expanding travel options with Aeroflot for both business and leisure travellers.”
Vincent Harrison, Managing Director of Dublin Airport, welcomed the announcement and said the new Aeroflot flight would offer Irish consumers direct connectivity to Russia’s capital and onward connections to many other cities. “There is a strong commercial demand for this new service, as about 44,000 passengers travelled on indirect flights between Ireland and Russia last year.”
Dublin is the capital city of the Republic of Ireland, famous as a cultural centre and renowned for its history and architecture. The city is associated with numerous writers including James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift, while music lovers know it as the hometown of iconic rock band U2. Dublin has been a popular destination among Russian tourists for many years, and its addition to Aeroflot’s route network will boost tourist traffic between the two capitals.