After nearly 17 years, Aeroflot is set to return to Singapore; putting Singapore Airlines under pressure as they will be operating their new A350 service, which features their new closed-door Business Class suite.

Aeroflot’s Schedule and Product

Starting 25th October, Aeroflot will be operating 5x weekly flights between Singapore Changi and Moscow Sheremetyevo. The schedule is as follow:

SU 281 SIN – SVO
12:30 – 18:30
(Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat)

SU280 SVO – SIN
19:40 – 10:55 (+1)
(Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun)

This route will be serviced by their new Airbus A350 aircraft. The airline currently has 15 of these aircraft on order, which will be delivered between 2020 and 2023.

These aircraft are in a three-class configuration, with 28 full-flat Business Class seats, 24 Premium Economy seats and 264 Economy Class seats.

Aeroflot new Business Class on A350 in 1-2-1 Configuration. Credit: Aeroflot
Aeroflot new Business Class on A350. Credit: Aeroflot
Aeroflot A350 New J Bar
Aeroflot Business Class bar on A350. Credit: Aeroflot
Aeroflot Premium Economy Class on A350 in 2-4-2 configuration. Credit: Aeroflot
Aeroflot Economy Class on A350 in 3-3-3 configuration. Credit: Aeroflot

Singapore Airlines’ Product and Schedule

On the flip side, Singapore Airlines currently also has a 5x weekly direct A350 service between Singapore Changi and Moscow Domodedovo. This flight is also operating a fifth freedom route between Moscow Domodedovo and Stockholm Arlanda. The schedule and product are as follows:

SQ 326 SIN – DME
12:05 – 06:10
SQ 326 DME – ARN
07:25 – 08:15
(Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat)

SQ 361 ARN – DME
09:45 – 14:00
SQ 361 DME – SIN
15:10 – 06:40 (+1)
(Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat)

Singapore Airlines New Business Class A350
Singapore Airlines A350 Business Class
Singapore Airlines A350 Premium Economy Class
Singapore Airlines A350 Premium Economy Class
Singapore Airlines A350 economy class
Singapore Airlines A350 Economy Class. Credit: Chris McGinnis

Business Class Redemption Rates And Fare Price For Both Airlines

Here are the redemption rates between Singapore to Moscow for both Singapore Airlines and Aeroflot Business Class flights:

Singapore Airlines

Frequent Flyer ProgramMiles (r/t)
Singapore Airlines Krisflyer184k

I have excluded partner airline rates for the Singapore Airlines flight, as it is rare to find partner award space for Singapore Airlines flight that is equipped with their new Business Class.

Fares between Singapore to Moscow typically range between high SGD $4000 and mid SGD $6000. Fares between Moscow to Singapore typically range between low ₽100,000 (low $2000) and mid ₽200,000 (high $3000),

Aeroflot

Frequent Flyer Program Miles (r/t)
Garuda Miles158k
Korean Air Skypass115k
Aeroflot Bonus120k

Fares between Singapore to Moscow are priced at SGD $3,134, while fares between Moscow to Singapore are currently priced at ₽132,199 ($2,062).

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