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Will Aeroflot Ever Come Back To Miami?  
User currently offlineTu144d From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 198 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 6391 times:

SU ceased flying SVO-SNN-MIA back in '98..but my question is could a direct MIA-SVO work? I hear there is a large Russian and eastern european population in Florida. If the flights were timed to connect to SU's flights to other eastern european capitals as well as flights to Japan, India and Thailand it seems feasible that it would work. There is large number of people who fly SU to India. Last time I was at Dulles about 80% of Aeroflot's IAD-SVO sector passengers were Indians connecting to BOM and DEL. I guess that is why they flight their 777's to Delhi.

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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32596 posts, RR: 72
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6329 times:

In the future, it is not something I would rule out, but I don't think it is a priority for SU. As you said, there is a huge Russian community in South Florida, numbering over 125,000. However, that only fills seats, not the airline's wallet. I do think Aeroflot could do well with three weekly non-stop 767s to Moscow.


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User currently offlineCOEWR777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 428 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6314 times:

Kind of off topic but i heard in another forum that AEROFLOT used to have over 1,000 planes when was this thats crazy.

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6294 times:

...yeah, when it was the flag carrier of the Soviet Union.


Then again, AA has topped that number, if you count the MQ fleet.


User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3296 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6277 times:

I didn't know that there's a huge Russian community here in South Florida...interesting. I've lived here my entire life, and I have yet to meet a Russian So.Fla. resident. I know of "Little Havana" in the central Miami area, but not of "Little Moscow". Is there an area that is predominantly Russian, or is everyone just scattered?


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User currently offlineAtcrick From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 772 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6266 times:
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Kind of off topic but i heard in another forum that AEROFLOT used to have over 1,000 planes when was this thats crazy.

True, but from what I understand that number included all Russian Military aircraft as well as ALL aircraft basically belonged to AeroFlot. Correct me if I am wrong somebody.



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User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3003 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6209 times:

Aeroflot used to have over 1,000 civil planes alone. You have got to remember how huge the Soviet network was. Of course there was one major hub, Moscow, but that didn't mean anything. Because each major city had a huge network of their own. Such as Tbilisi, they had flights to many places from there. Basically what I'm trying to get at is that there was a huge amount of flights that did not involve Moscow in any way. Also during the Soviet Union Aeroflot was present in all 5 Moscow airports as opposed to just one now!

User currently offlineMiamix707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6187 times:

I don't even think 1000 is that impressive of a figure.. I would've guessed more.. since pretty much every soviet plane type from the small An-2 to the big An-124 had Aeroflot colors back then. Actually just jets alone, I'm pretty sure it was over 1000.

I don't mean to be picky but in '99 was when they stopped serving Miami, not 98. In early '98 they still brought in the Il-62!. Shortly after it was all A310.. until sometime -I think it was spring of '99- when the service ended.


I remember once in '94 I was coming from MCO and when we landed there were 2 IL-62s next to each other. Did SU have a 2x frequency on some days?


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32596 posts, RR: 72
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6177 times:

I know of "Little Havana" in the central Miami area, but not of "Little Moscow". Is there an area that is predominantly Russian, or is everyone just scattered?

South Florida's Russian population is very spread out. Though the most noteable presences (but not the largest) are in Sunny Isles Beach (aka "Little Moscow") and Hallandale Beach.

A November 2004 Miami Herald article on "Little Moscow":
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/9938734.htm?1c



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User currently offlineTu144d From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 198 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5996 times:

My mistake Miamix707. It was 99 when SU stopped flying. I think I was thinking of when Alaska stopped flying to the Russian Far East. At one point I think Aeroflot flew as much as 4 x a week to Miami. I remember seeing their IL-62 there in MIA on my way back from Rio de Janeiro once. It's possible they had two Il-62 parked at once. At that time I think they were flying: Moscow-Stockholm-Shannon-Miami-Santaigo, Moscow-Shannon-Miami-Mexico City and Moscow-Shannon-Miami-Santiago. Can anyone verify this?


User currently offlineDazeflight From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 580 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5922 times:

Back in the days, Aeroflot was not just an airline, it was like the administration for civil flying in russia. It did not operate military planes, altough some military planes have been painted in aeroflot colors (IL76) for hiding purposes. All Civil Planes (even agricultural planes), helicopters and so on where operated by the different aeroflot divisions. I guess, altogether, the number should be more than 10000.

ciao
Daniel


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