Russian Airline Aeroflot has made plans to link Moscow and Cuba as early as next year using a brand new Airbus A350!
Starting as early as September 1st, 2020, Aeroflot plans to fly a new A350-900 from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport to Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport.
Cuba and Russia have always had a close partnership (especially during the Cold War), and Cuba has been a popular destination for wealthy travellers from Moscow. The route will have these specific details:
Outbound Flight Number: SU150
Departing Moscow (SVO) at 0710 AM
Arriving Havana (HAV) at 1240 PM
Inbound Flight Number: SU151
Departing Havana (HAV) at 1425 PM the same afternoon
Arriving Moscow (SVO) at 0900 AM the next day.
The route will operate five days a week, skipping Monday and Wednesday. This route is currently flown by an A330-200 which will be replaced by the A350.
The new A350 aircraft variant for Aeroflot has not yet actually been released to the market, so is still a concept until it’s first flight next year. But we do have a few rumors of a potential new business class cabin onboard.
At the moment, Aeroflot offers a somewhat outdated business class product, featuring B/E Aerospace Diamond seats laid out in a 2-2-2 configuration. As yet we have no confirmation as to what seats will be used for business class in the Aeroflot A350, but The Points Guy suggests they are going to go with a B/E Aerospace Super Diamond sea.
This new seat will mean that the A350 will have 28 seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, with direct aisle access for all passengers on board, plus if we are lucky, a screen door.