Aeroflot to Launch Yekaterinburg to Phuket Service

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This week it has been announced by Interfax that the Russian flag carrier, Aeroflot, will be launching Yekaterinburg to Phuket services.

This article will cover the details surrounding the Russian flag carriers’ new service and their operations between the two cities.

Aeroflot’s new Yekaterinburg to Phuket Route

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Inaugurating from October 30, 2023, the Russian flag carrier airline, Aeroflot, will launch a new twice-weekly service between Yekaterinburg Koltsovo (SVX) in central Russia to Phuket (HKT) in southern Thailand.

The service will run departing from Yekaterinburg Koltsovo (SVX) on Mondays and Thursdays, with the return service departing from Phuket (HKT) on Mondays and Fridays.

Aeroflot will use its Airbus A330s on the route, of which the carrier has a total of 12 Airbus A330-300s in its fleet. Alongside its Airbus A330s, Aeroflot also has seven Airbus A350-900s and 22 Boeing 777-300ERs that form its long-haul fleet.

For short to medium-haul the Russian carrier operates 52 Airbus A320s, six Airbus A320neos, 32 Airbus A321s, three Airbus A321neos, and 37 Boeing 737-800s.

This new service will become Aeroflot’s second Thailand destination from Yekaterinburg as the carrier started operations to Bangkok from the central Russian city on October 2, 2023.

Currently, no other airlines serve the Yekaterinburg-Phuket route, however, during the autumn-winter period it is expected that three more Russian carriers will begin the route, those are, Ikar Airlines, Red Wings and Azur Air.

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