Russia World Cup flights – Aeroflot provides the connections
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1 Dec 2017 by Tom Otley

Now the draw for the World Cup is in place, it’s time to book your flights.

A total of 64 games will be played, and you can see when and where the action is taking place in the FIFA match schedule.

There is also an excellent guide called Welcome2018, answering questions on visa-free travel to Russia (for ticket holders who have obtained a Fan ID).

Russia’s capital, Moscow, welcomes the greatest number of international flights and its principal airport, Sheremetyevo (SVO), is also served by Russia’s national carrier Aeroflot.

Aeroflot map

Every match venue covered

Through its hub at Sheremetyevo, Aeroflot operates flights to 137 destinations in 51 countries (50 destinations in Russia).

From Moscow, Aeroflot flies to all 12 match venues in 11 cities (two stadiums are being used in Moscow).

These include The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow for the first game on 14 June and The Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg which will host the first semi-final on 10 July.

The groups

The first England game is against Tunisia on 18 June in Volgograd

The first France game is against Australia on 16 June in Kazan.

The first Germany game is against Mexico on 17 June in Moscow.

The groups are as follows:

Group A Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay

Group B Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran

Group C France, Australia, Peru, Denmark

Group D Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria

Group E Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia

Group F Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea

Group G Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

Group H Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan

Aeroflot's fleet

Aeroflot has many advantages that make it the natural choice for travel both to Russia and within the country.

From the UK it has up to five daily flights, with 32 weekly flights from London (LHR and Gatwick). It has one of the youngest fleets in the world, with both narrow- and wide-body aircraft on its routes, and a selection of classes including Comfort class on Boeing 777 (long-haul only).

The fleet comprises 214 aircraft, which are modern Airbus A320-family, A330, Boeing 737, Boeing 777 and Sukhoi Superjet 100 airliners.

Visit to book your flight.

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