Aeroflot poised to resume Moscow-Hong Kong flightsBack to Forum
This news is more of interest to our Asia-Pacific readers.
News emerged today that Aeroflot plans to restart Moscow-Hong Kong on December 23.
There will be three two-class flights a week operated by A330-300 equipment.
This news is also posted on Aeroflot.ru but I cannot find the link for one reason or another.
However flights are available for booking on Aeroflot.ru
Link to Tass.com22 Sep 2023
My understanding is maintenance is being done using nonofficial parts, you couldn’t pay me to fly with a Russian carrier now. Resuming this route seems odd, point-to-point traffic must be minimal, and you can’t connect to any of the major markets in Europe (Istanbul perhaps but they have direct competition), so one wonders who on earth will be on this flight. I suppose cargo is a factor, will be interesting to see the load factors once it gets going.25 Sep 2023
First reading this my first reaction was just to post “lol” but this is a grown up page!
Not sure but i would not be surprised if an aircraft landed at HKG and did not have the appropriate maintenance procedures and compliance would they let it take off again?
or could this be a wheeze to get the work done in HK…with the obvious OEM spares used, getting round sanctions25 Sep 2023
I don’t believe that any work for Aeroflot would be carried out in HK.
By far the largest (if not the only) capable maintenance company is Swire owned HAECO who also have a large facility in Xiamen and of course do all of the Cathay work as well as contracts with many international airlines large and small.
It’s been widely reported that the Russian airlines have been sending Airbus aircraft to Iran for maintenance as well as cannibalising some 25 Boeing aircraft for parts.
MRO Software is also an issue as the major Swiss owned provider reportedly has cut contact forcing the airline to produce its own !25 Sep 2023
‘MRO Software is also an issue as the major Swiss owned provider reportedly has cut contact forcing the airline to produce its own!’
Let’s hope a certain British Airline never has to go down a similar route – struggle to even operate a functioning website!
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