Can anyone tell me the reason why Aeroflot would utilize a small a/c such as the A310 (flight #582) to fly 5,000 miles directly from NRT to MOW? Is this possible? I do know that Aeroflot used Ilyushin before but was very unpopular in Japan and opted to change a/c type to Airbus.
I would like to know if the A310 has such range capability to make the direct flight. Perhaps a reconfigured A310? Any input would be appreciated!