As part of a codesharing agreement, major Russian airlines Aeroflot and Rossiya Airlines have revealed that they will launch direct Moscow-Denpasar flights on October 28. They make three times weekly debut flight from the capital of Russia to the tropical island of Bali.
The flight departs Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport with destination Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. While its return flight from Balito Moscow will be available Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Carrying over 457 passengers from Moscow, the inaugural flight will be greeted with a festive welcoming ceremony upon landing at NgurahRai Airport. A water canon salute will shower the plane, while the pilot, co-pilot, cabin crew, and passengers will be warmly welcomed with flowers as they step foot for the first time on the island of the gods. They will also be specially greeted with a traditional Balinese dance performed by 4 dancers and 2 umbrella carriers. Showcasing Balinese fascinating cultural splendors, there will be performances of SekarJepun and the Pendet traditional dance. SekarJepun is the name of the flower that has a distinct sweet fragrance and comes in various colors and is often slipped on the ears of tourists.
Russia is reportedly one of the top five European countries that contribute to tourist arrivals to Bali. In 2017, the total number of Russian tourists to Bali recorded 110,529 persons, making a significant growth of 37.28% compared to the previous year 2016. Minister of Tourism, Arief Yahya is confident that the opening of the new direct flight will bring positive impact on Bali as well as to Indonesia in general.
Flight 6295 SU is scheduled to depart every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday from Sheremetyevo Airport at 3:05 p.m. and arrive in Denpasar at 8:20 a.m. local time. Conversely, return flight SU 6296 will leave Ngurah Rai every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday at 10:05 a.m. and arrive in Moscow at 5:50 p.m.
Denpasar is the gateway and capital city of the Indonesian province of Bali, which is home to forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches, and coral reefs.With the opening of this nonstop route, the travel time between Indonesia and Russian capital has been reduced to 12 hours.
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