Matt1167 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 15 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3542 times:
It is to my knowledge now that Aeroflot operates 767's from JFK-SVO, however am I imagining it, or did they once operate a Russian A/C (Tupelov something or other, not too familiar with Russian a/c) into JFK?
If so, when was it, how long did it last, and why was the service discontinued?
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26021 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3501 times:
SU operated the Ilyushin-62 for many years from the time they started scheduled service to the USA in 1968. Prior to that they occasionally operated non-scheduled flights carrying government officials etc. using the huge Tupolev-114 turboprop.
Until fairly recently SU also used the Ilyushin-96 widebody on their SVO-SEA and SVO-LAX routes but I believe those are both B767-300ERs now. Several years ago SU also had infrequent service from the Russian far east across the Pacific to ANC and SEA and if memory correct they used a mix of IL-62 and TU-154 on those routes. That was when AS also operated to that part of Russia using MD-80s from ANC.
My Reply 8 in the following thread may also be of interest:
Afay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2972 times:
Aside from the occasional substitution, SU doesn't use its longhaul Ilyushin equipment due to fuel consumption and range requirements. The IL-86 would require a stop in Shannon (only used for charters now anyway) and the 767-300ER is far more economical to operate than the IL-96s.