It is noteworthy that Pobeda, the low cost subsidiary of Aeroflot, cancelled its flights as of April 1. The airline’s representatives say that there is a plan to resume flights in early summer.
Aeroflot, the national flag carrier and largest airline in the Russian Federation, has stopped selling tickets for international flights until August 2020. At present, when searching for tickets, the company's website says that the flights abroad are not available for the dates until the last days of July. The search function for alternative air flights does not work, either.
It is worth recalling that Aeroflot had to reduce the number of domestic flights in April, too, due to lower demand caused by the government’s measures to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus infection.
For example, the number of flights to the Black Sea beach city of Anapa, Ekaterinburg, St. Petersburg, Astrakhan and other cities has been slashed significantly. In total, the reduction has affected more than half a hundred destinations.
It is noteworthy that as of April 1, Pobeda, the low cost subsidiary of Aeroflot, has grounded its fleet as well. The company’s representatives say that there is a plan to resume flights in early summer. As the association of air transport agencies reported earlier, Russian air carriers are losing about half a billion rubles ($6,574,400) a day due to restrictions imposed on the country.