Russia's flag carrier Aeroflot is making changes to its services to Asia which will see the introduction of flights to Singapore and a shift in Tokyo.
New Singapore Flights
Starting October 25, the Russian carrier will launch a five-times weekly service between Moscow and Singapore. Using Airbus A350 aircraft, the airline will be using Moscow-Sheremetyevo Airport for the service.
With the announcement of the planned Singapore services, the city will see two airlines operating flights to Moscow. Along with Aeroflot, Singapore Airlines already operates its own five-times weekly service on the market, though its flights arrives at Moscow-Domodedovo Airport.
Switch from Narita to Haneda in Tokyo
Along with new Singapore services this fall, Aeroflot will join several carriers such as British Airways and Delta in switching its primary operations in Tokyo from Narita to Haneda Airport.
Starting March 29, Aeroflot will shift its daily non-stop services between Narita to Moscow (Sheremetyevo) to Haneda. The airline will be using its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, and arrivals/departures at Haneda will take place at Terminal 3.
The move allows Aeroflot customers traveling to Japan easier access to Tokyo with Haneda being closer to city center compared to Narita. The Haneda switch will also allow travelers to make better connections for travel within Japan.
As Aeroflot shifts its flights to Haneda, Narita will still see direct flights to Moscow with Japan Airlines '(JAL) four-times weekly flights which arrives Moscow-Domodedovo Airport.