Sunday, August 20, 2017

Aeroflot launches low-budget airline Dobrolet

Last week, Russian airline Aeroflot introduced Dobrolet, its low-budget airline subsidiary headquartered in Moscow.

Scheduled to begin service in early 2014, Dobrolet will keep costs low by operating only one cabin class in its fleet of Boeing 737 jets.

Aeroflot expects the average cost of a Dobrolet ticket to cost 40 percent less than any other regional air carrier due to limited on-board services and extra charges for checked and carry-on luggage, meals and reduced room between seats.

Aeroflot is the sole owner of Dobrolet and will have invested more than $100 million in the project before operating its first flight.