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Aeroflot and Malev renew contacts


Joint flights to Moscow

Aeroflot and Malev will once again operate joint services between Budapest and Moscow starting from the summer timetable. Parallel with the entry into force of the code-share agreement on combined operations Malev services will return to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, the Aeroflot hub.

As a result of the cooperation between the leading carriers of Hungary and Russia, passengers of Malev and Aeroflot can once again select from two flights a day between the two capitals starting from the beginning of the summer timetable i.e. from 29 March 2009. Malev will operate its Next-Generation Boeing 737s on the code-share route, and Aeroflot will fly its Airbus A319 aircraft. In line with the free sale-based code-share arrangement, both Malev and Aeroflot place their own marketing codes (MA and SU, respectively) on the other airline’s service.

Both airlines expect the harmonization of operations – guaranteeing convenient connecting flights – to further strengthen traffic on the route. At present Malev’s Moscow service has excellent connections to destinations in West and Southeast Europe.

This is not the first time that the two airlines have cooperated. From 2002 right up until 30 March 2008, Malev and Aeroflot operated their flights between the two capitals under a similar agreement.

Aeroflot and Malev direct Budapest–Moscow code-share flights (all times local)

Flight No. - Route - Dept. - Arrival - Days
MA104 - BUD-MOW - 08.50 - 13.20 - 12 4 6
MA105 - MOW- BUD - 15.00 - 15.40 - 12 4 6
MA106 - BUD-MOW - 14.40 - 19.10 - 3 5
MA107 - MOW- BUD - 20.10 - 20.50 - 3 5
SU131 - MOW- BUD - 10.30 - 10.38 - Daily
SU132 - BUD-MOW - 11.30 - 11.30 - Daily

Malev Hungarian Airlines
Malev Hungarian Airlines, the national flag carrier of Hungary, can look back on more than 60 years of outstanding achievements and service. Today Malev is acknowledged as one of the leading airlines in the Central-Eastern European region.
More than 3 million customers fly on its scheduled flights each year. The company’s planes are in the air virtually continuously from morning to night, providing coverage to 49 cities in 32 countries. Malev’s fleet comprises 25 aircraft, the core of which is made up of new 18 Boeing 737 Next-Generation planes.

Malev is an IATA IOSA registered airline, the Hungarian national carrier completed the most advanced industrial audit with outstanding results. The certificate records that Malev belongs among those airlines recognized and certified as providing safety and quality services.
The quality services supplied by Malev are recognized not only by domestic and foreign travellers but also by prestigious international bodies with such awards as ‘The Best Cabin Staff in Eastern Europe’ by SkyTrax or ‘Best Airline in Eastern Europe’ by the US Global Traveler Magazine for two years running.
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Aeroflot Russian Airlines
As Russia’s biggest carrier, Aeroflot annually flies more than 9 million passengers, and together with its subsidiaries, as the Aeroflot Group, around 12 million passengers. Through its hub at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, Aeroflot operates flights to 96 destinations in 48 countries. The company holds a 45 per cent share of regular international flights to and from Russia and has a growing presence on the domestic routes which stands at around 12.5 per cent (together with its subsidiaries, 17 per cent). To meet the needs of its clients, Aeroflot is increasing its fleet and building its own hub in Moscow: Terminal 3 at Sheremetyevo is scheduled to open in 2009.
The airline has over 90 aircraft and its fleet is one of the youngest in Europe, with the Airbus A320 family jets and Boeing 767s making its core. In 2008, Aeroflot started receiving A330 aircraft which will dramatically expand the airline’s long-haul capabilities and standard of service. Sukhoi SuperJet-100s, new-generation Russian-built regional aircraft, will also become a part of Aeroflot’s continuously growing fleet in the future.
Today, Aeroflot is an airline with an excellent safety record, operational reliability and a reputation for industry leading customer service. Aeroflot was the first Russian airline to be included in IATA’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Registry. It is fully ISO 9000 safety credited.
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