Aeroflot Russian Airlines is set to resume a non-stop service connecting Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) and Japan’s Osaka Kansai (KIX) from 2 June, after an absence of 17 years.
The continuously growing Kansai International Airport will be Aeroflot’s second destination in Japan after Tokyo Narita (NRT).
With this, the number of European cities served by Kansai International Airport will be expanded to eight in total. KIX is now connected to the European cities of: London, Munich, Amsterdam, Paris, Helsinki, Zurich, Istanbul and Moscow.
The four-times per week service will be operated with A350-900 aircraft the first of which was delivered earlier this month following type certification for the A350-900 from Russian authorities.
Aeroflot has 14 A350-900s on order, after it trimmed eight -800s from its original agreement for 22 A350s. Aeroflot’s initial A350 featured an updated livery, replacing the silver fuselage with white and features bolder lettering for the carrier and an enlarged Russian flag on the vertical tail fin.