Russia’s flag carrier Aeroflot has made temporary changes to its flight schedule to destinations in mainland China and Hong Kong until March 28 due to “a decrease in demand”.
The Russian carrier currently operates two daily flights to Beijing and Shanghai from Moscow, as well as one daily flight to Guangzhou and Hong Kong from Moscow.
Aeroflot has suspended one of its daily flights between Moscow and Beijing, and one of its daily flights between Moscow and Shanghai until March 28. The other daily flights to the two Chinese cities will continue to operate.
The airline has lowered the number of flights on its Moscow-Guangzhou service until March 28. Flights between Moscow and Guangzhou will only fly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
From March 1 to March 28, the airline will reduce the number of flights on its Moscow-Hong Kong service from daily to four times weekly. The flights between Moscow and Hong Kong will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays only.
The table below shows the airline’s flight adjustments from February 17 to March 28:
|Moscow-Beijing||SU200/201||Feb 18-Mar 28||Suspended|
|SU204/205||Feb 18-Mar 28||Operational|
|Moscow-Shanghai||SU206/207||Feb 18-Feb 29||Operational|
|Mar 1-Mar 28||Suspended|
|SU208/209||Feb 18-Feb 29||Suspended|
|Mar 1-Mar 28||Operational|
|Moscow-Guangzhou||SU220/221||Feb 17-Mar 28||Reduced frequency (four weekly flights on Tue, Thu, Fri and Sat)|
|Moscow-Hong Kong||SU212/213||Mar 1-Mar 28||Reduced frequency (four weekly flights on Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat)|
The airline said affected customers can contact its 24-hour call centre at +7 495 223 5555, 8-800-444-5555, via the contact centre’s global toll-free numbers, or at its sales offices.
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