Aeroflot commenced daily operations between Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) and Bourgas (BOJ) on 3 July. The 1,648-kilometre flight is operated by its A320 family, departing Sheremetyevo at 17:55, arriving in Bourgas at 19:20. The return leg leaves the Black Sea destination at 20:30, landing in the Russian capital at 23:50.
The Bulgarian airport stated in a press release that the route and will operate year-round, although frequencies will reduce to thrice-weekly from the end of October. According to OAG data, both Bulgaria Air and Nordwind Airlines currently serve the route, with 26 and two frequencies per week respectively.
Sources familiar with the talks told Reuters the new order if placed, could potentially see the Russian carrier’s A350 order backlog grow to up to 25 aircraft.
Neither Aeroflot nor Airbus chose to comment on the report.
Meanwhile, schedule data indicates Aeroflot will expand its Dubai services with the opening of a new daily Moscow Sheremetyevo–Dubai World Central service during the Winter 2018/19 season. The daily return flight will operate onboard B737-800 equipment and will compliment Aeroflot’s existing Sheremetyevo-Dubai Int’l daily service.