The Prime Minister has met with the first passengers of Dobrolet and inspected the Boeing 737-800 liner that made the low-cost carrier’s first Moscow-Simferopol flight.
The low-cost carrier Dobrolet was registered as an Aeroflot subsidiary on 4 October 2013.
The airline will fly brand-new Boeing В737–800NG liners in the single class arrangement, designed to carry 189 passengers. By the end of 2014, the airline’s fleet will increase to eight planes and is planned to reach 40 planes by 2018.
Initially, the company will make four daily flights to Simferopol. In all, Dobrolet will make flights to eight destinations in 2014 – Simferopol, St. Petersburg, Arkhangelsk, Kazan, Perm, Volgograd, Samara and Tyumen. It will later increase its route network in Russia and plans to start making international flights after 2016, primarily to the CIS countries and Europe. It is expected that by this time the airline will make flights to 45 cities and will carry over 10 million passengers a year.