MOSCOW, November 26. /TASS/. Aeroflot plans to open new long-range international flights to India's Goa and Mumbai, China's Chengdu, Japan's Osaka and Singapore, Chief Executive Officer of the Russian flag carrier Vitaly Savelyev told TASS on Tuesday.
"The international route network will be complemented in 2020 by new long-range flights from Moscow to Mumbai, Goa, Chengdu, Osaka and Singapore," the top manager said.
There are no direct flights for the majority of these destinations at present.
Aeroflot is the largest Russian carrier. It transported 35.8 mln passengers in 2018.
New international terminal
Aeroflot will start switching international flights to the new terminal C1 at the Sheremetyevo Airport in January 2020, head of the airline Vitaly Savelyev told TASS.
"In September, the third runway was launched [at Sheremetyevo], which will make it possible to increase the volumes of flights. We plan to start switching these flights to terminal C1 in January 2020 and by the middle of the year we will gradually have 260 international flights switched to that terminal," he said.
According to him, such a step "will improve the quality of passenger service, reduce connections and increase the efficiency of production management."
Earlier, Dmitry Kaigorodov, deputy general director in charge of managing the Sheremetyevo air terminal complex, said that the first flights from terminal C1 were scheduled for January 15, 2020. The capacity of the new terminal is 20 million passengers per year. After putting C1 into operation, it is planned to merge it with terminal B.
In 2021, terminal C2 for 10 million passengers will be completed, and in 2024, construction of terminal G will start.