Russia’s largest airline Aeroflot has resumed regular flights from Sheremetyevo Airport to Abu Dhabi International.

The carrier is operating four weekly flights on its narrowbody Boeing 737-800 to the UAE’s capital.

The Aeroflot Group also includes Rossiya and Pobeda Airlines. In 2022, Aeroflot carried 20.5 million passengers while the Aeroflot Group and its subsidiaries carried 40.7 million passengers.

Aeroflot’s services to the UAE’s capital will be operated to the brand-new Terminal A at Abu Dhabi International. Terminal A will be able to handle up to 45 million passengers annually and connect Abu Dhabi to 117 global destinations.

“Welcoming Aeroflot to Abu Dhabi’s state-of-the-art Terminal A, brings yet another international carrier to the UAE’s capital, showcasing the growing roster of routes and options operated from Abu Dhabi International Airport,” said a spokesperson for Abu Dhabi Airports.

The new terminal can accommodate up to 45 million passengers per year. It will be able to process 11,000 travellers per hour and operate 79 aircraft at any given time.

Business class passengers and elite level (golden and platinum) members of the Aeroflot Bonus loyalty programme will have access to the business-hall Plaza Premium Lounge.

UAE national carrier Etihad Airways, which has now shifted its entire operations to Terminal A, also recently unveiled its business and first class lounges lounges. Its new lounges span three floors on the north side of the terminal between Piers C and D, with direct lounge boarding for selected flights through three gates.

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