PANAJI: Russian flag carrier Aeroflot on Friday announced the resumption of its direct flight to Goa from Moscow and Ekaterinburg on September 30. The services will be operated at Goa’s Dabolim International Airport, Aeroflot said in a statement. Besides Goa, the Russian carrier will also operate direct flights from Moscow to Delhi.
In line with a bilateral agreement between India and Russia, from September 30, three weekly flights from Sheremetyevo airport will be operated on wide-body Airbus A330 on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, Aeroflot said.
Starting from September 30, three weekly flights from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport will be operated on wide-body Airbus A330 aircraft. These flights will run on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, offering passengers flexibility in their travel plans.
From October 3, Aeroflot will operate three weekly flights from Ekaterinburg using Boeing 737-800 aircraft on the same schedule as the Moscow flights. This expanded flight network aims to accommodate travelers from different regions of Russia.
Aeroflot’s cargo department sees significant potential for cargo transportation. Flights operated on Airbus A330 to Moscow will cater to cargo demand from the western side of India, benefiting domestic Indian airlines as feeder carriers.
Road transport will also play a crucial role in custom bonded cargo transportation from Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Mumbai.
Karpov Dmitry, Head of Cargo Department at Aeroflot Russian Airlines said that around 15 tons of cargo capacity from Delhi and an additional 10 tons from Goa will allow them to take dangerous goods and other special commodities.