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Aeroflot And JNB

Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:24 pm

Does anyone know the reason why aeroflot stopped the JNB route i know they only flew on a friday afternoon, do you think they will start the route again

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swissgabe
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RE: Aeroflot And JNB

Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:00 pm

Well, Aeroflot stopped all Routes in Central and Southern Africa exept their "every second week" flight into Luanda, Angola operated with an IL6. I guess there isn't enough traffic between Russia and all those African countries. If the route would make money, I'm pretty sure they would have continued it.
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RE: Aeroflot And JNB

Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:42 am

Quoting Swissgabe (Reply 1):

SVO-LAD is the longest IL-62 flight at the moment  yuck 

Also I guess after the collapse of the U.S.S.R the ties btwn. African countries and Russia arent as good as they used to be when African students traveled to universities to study (they still though, even with the carzy killings) and russian workers working on developing the infrastructure in developing African countries, millitary training, etc.. the decline in this has probably led to a lack of demand in the amount of traffic btwn. these two places .

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RE: Aeroflot And JNB

Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:19 pm

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 2):
SVO-LAD is the longest IL-62 flight at the moment

I thought that Aeroflot retired there IL-62s in 2003.
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RE: Aeroflot And JNB

Sun Apr 30, 2006 2:50 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):
I thought that Aeroflot retired there IL-62s in 2003.

I thought the same. So where does the Il-62 come from?  Yeah sure

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RE: Aeroflot And JNB

Sun Apr 30, 2006 2:55 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):
I thought that Aeroflot retired there IL-62s in 2003.

IIRC, Aeroflot did keep them for charter services. I could be wrong, though.

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RE: Aeroflot And JNB

Sun Apr 30, 2006 2:56 am

Well, the flight is loaded with as IL6 in the different CRS and on the website of aeroflot if you check the schedule. I don't know where this IL6 comes from. Is there any connection between Rossia and Aeroflot? Are there any other carriers based in SVO operating IL6?
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RE: Aeroflot And JNB

Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:50 am

Could be Rossiya. They run the Tu-204 for SVO-BOM.
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