Russia’s Aeroflot is to open daily services between Moscow and Dublin starting on 28 October 2018. This is the second carrier from Russia to fly the route, with S7 Airlines having a seasonal weekly Summer service.
Many years ago, Aeroflot used Shannon in Ireland as their refueling stop on services to the USA. Things are very different today, with the airline operating a modern fleet of mainly Western built aircraft.
Moscow to Dublin
Flights will be operated daily, departing Moscow at 19:20 and arriving in Dublin at 20:45 after a flight of 4 hours and 25 minutes. The return leaves Ireland at 21:45, arriving at 04:50 the next day, after 4 hours and 5 minutes in the air.
Checking random prices in November, out on the 7th and back the 14th shows Economy class tickets at €271.36 return which is pretty decent. Business class is an eye watering €1,323.36. I’d expect caviar for that price!
In business class, passengers are offered a cold starter such as a salmon salad or a beef roll with vegetables and ostrich fillet. Main courses feature three choices such as herb crusted halibut or lime roasted chicken.
Economy class passengers are also served a complimentary hot meal. Choices such as chicken with rice and green beans or lamb with couscous and green beans are offered. Nobody will go hungry.
A daily service between Moscow and Dublin will appeal to business travellers needing to visit either city. Flights are timed well so that none of the working day is wasted. Hopefully the service will be a success.
Have you flown with Aeroflot before? What was it like? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.
Featured image by Peter Bakema via Wikimedia Commons.
Business class meals via Aeroflot.