Aeroflot Russian Airlines has unveiled a beautiful new business class suite that will debut on its new Airbus A350 jets next spring.
Aeroflot A350 Business Class Suites
In photos obtained by Henrik Olsen of InsideFlyer.dk, we see a tasteful color scheme in a staggered cabin configured with four seats per row in a 1-2-1 configuration. Business class will be spread over seven rows with a total of 28 seats.
Each suites will have a closing door and small storage compartment for personal items and potentially a larger storage cabinet/closet. The cabin will also have a self-serve bar similar to what British Airways and Finnair offer on their A350s.
As I’ve shared before, Aeroflot will debut its A350 on the New York to Moscow route next March followed by Beijing, Seoul, Miami, New Delhi, and Havana according to the following schedule:
- New York (JFK) – 29 March 2020 (SU122/123)
- Beijing (PEK) – 01 May 2020 (SU202/203)
- Seoul (ICN) – 01 June 2020 (SU252/253)
- Miami (MIA) – 02 June 2020 (SU110/111)
- New Delhi (DEL) – 01 July 2020 (SU232/233)
- Havana (HAV) – 01 September 2020 (SU150/151)
> Read More: Aeroflot Announces A350 Routes
Award Space on Aeroflot A350 Business Class Suites
Award space is not bad if you want to use miles to experience the A350. You’ll pay 72,000 miles plus about $250 in taxes/fees (mostly a fuel surcharge) for a one-way ticket using Air France/KLM Flying Blue. That’s going to be your easiest way to secure this space using miles since Flying Blue is a transfer partner of American Express, Chase, Citi, and Marriott Bonvoy.
Delta has been unable to book Aeroflot award space officially since August 2018 (and had big issues prior to that) so you will not be able to use your SkyMiles at the moment.
If you have Korean Air miles, a round-trip will set you back only 80K miles plus taxes/fees…but since Chase is no longer a transfer partner these miles have been much more difficult to come by.
Of all the trips I am looking forward to in 2020, Aeroflot tops my lists. Not only for the new business class suite, which looks excellent, but for the chance to return to Russia, which I have not stepped foot in since 2007.
Aeroflot has angled seats on its A330, lie-flat seats on its 777 (though window seats do not have direct aisle access), and now cutting-edge seats on its A350. You’ll want to pay close attention to what Aeroflot aircraft you choose.
(H/T: View from the Wing)