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Customers can now book flights with Aeroflot or Brussels Airlines and travel between Brussels and Moscow from 20 January 2020.

MOSCOW – Aeroflot – Russian Airlines and Brussels Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement to offer customers a bigger selection of flights and more flexibility when travelling between Brussels and Moscow. Tickets for flights under the new agreement are on sale, and jointly operated flights begin on 20 January 2020.

The Russian flag carrier and Belgium’s national airline are joining forces to offer their guests even more choice, thanks to a newly established codeshare agreement. Customers can now book flights with Aeroflot or Brussels Airlines and travel between Brussels and Moscow from 20 January 2020.

Booking a codeshare flight means that flights booked with one airline may be operated by either of the partners under the agreement. The new agreement allows travellers flying from Moscow easy connections to the entire Brussels Airlines network, while travellers from Brussels will enjoy better connections to the Russian capital and Aeroflot’s global routes. Thanks to ‘through check-in’, passengers can check-in their baggage at their departure airport and reclaim it at their final destination.

Aeroflot’s home base and major hub, Sheremetyevo International Airport, is a convenient choice for business and leisure travellers to the Russian capital, and close to Moscow city centre. Brussels Airlines relocated its Moscow operations to Sheremetyevo in June 2019.

Brussels Airport, in the heart of Europe, offers direct connections to major leisure and business destinations. Convenient connections to the centre of Brussels and Belgium’s major tourist destinations make Brussels Airport a first choice airport for corporate guests and holidaymakers.

Aeroflot Group announces operating results for November 2019
Aeroflot PJSC also announces the operating results for Aeroflot Group and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines for November and 11M 2019.

11M 2019 Operating Highlights
In 11M 2019, Aeroflot Group carried 56.3 million passengers, up 9.7% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 34.4 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 4.8%. Group and Company RPKs increased by 9.9% and 4.3% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 11.1% year-on-year for the Group and by 6.0% year-on-year for the company. The passenger load factor decreased by 0.9 p.p. year-on-year to 82.3% for Aeroflot Group and decreased by 1.3 p.p. to 79.7% for Aeroflot airline.

November 2019 Operating Highlights
In November 2019, Aeroflot Group carried 4.4 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 1.9%. Aeroflot airline carried 2.8 million passengers, a year-on-year decrease of 4.1%. Group RPK increased by 1.8% year-on-year and Company RPK decreased by 3.1% year-on-year. ASKs rose by 2.4% for Aeroflot Group and decreased by 1.6% for Aeroflot airline. Aeroflot Group’s passenger load factor was 77.9%, representing a 0.5 percentage point decrease versus the same period a year earlier. The passenger load factor at Aeroflot – Russian Airlines decreased by 1.1 percentage points year-on-year to 74.9%.

Fleet update
In November 2019, Aeroflot Group phased out one Airbus A320 and one Airbus A321 aircraft. As of 30 November 2019, Group and Company fleet had 362 and 247 aircraft, respectively.

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