I remember an article in the Reader's Digest in the 70s about Aeroflot. It held the record of the world's largest airline with a fleet of more than 1000 a/c----I'm sure that in the entire aviation history, no airline had beaten this humongous number of fleet----correct me if I am wrong.
I need A.netters to post their review of the Soviet era Aeroflot and to answer some of my questions/requests:
1. If anyone out there has the entire timetable of SU during its peak years of service (70s and 80s), I'd appreciate that you share all the routes, timetables/schedules and types of aircraft used including the routes of the ubiquitous Antonov 2 feeder a/c., and all SU military charters and flights to the Soviet Antarctic Territory. Any military flights/scheduled flights to the Russian Arctic islands of Novaya Zemlya and the other 2 big islands??
2. If #1 is too much, I need examples of hubs of SU during its peak years and examples of routes from that hub and type of aircraft used. I am assuming that SU (soviet era) holds the record of the most number of hubs/mini-hubs in the entire aviation history. Currently I believe that title belongs to Ryanair (with about 17 hubs and mini-hubs)----correct me if I am wrong.
3. Post some of your brief trip reports of the Soviet era Aeroflot.
4. IATA code is SU----no doubt it means Soviet Union----correct me if I am wrong
5. What is the ICAO code? Is the ICAO code still the same as current?
6. All military charters and cargos----routes, type of aircraft used and year of service.
7. Post pix of your favorite SU aircraft