Region: Israel/European Russia
NOTAM: Aeroflot and El Al Virtual are glad to announce our partnership! From now on, our services will be “code-shared”, and pilots will be able to choose between Aeroflot and El Al aircraft. This creates a new opportunity for new routes to be added to the two airlines, increasing Aeroflot’s routes through Tel Aviv, and increasing El Al’s routes through Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Vladivostok. In honour of our partnership, we will be hosting a new event in which we fly from Tel Aviv to Moscow - the two airlines’ major hubs. We hope to see you all there, as this event will be open to everyone in IF.
Our new, combined interactive route map
For the participants in El Al virtual and those who wish to operate an El Al aircraft, the 737-800 will be the aircraft of choice.
For the participants in Aeroflot Virtual and those who with to operate an Aeroflot aircraft, there will be a choice between the 737-900, the A320, or the 777-300ER (because Aeroflot operates that for some reason). I, @Northwest, as the CEO and representative of Aeroflot Virtual will be operating an Aeroflot 737-900. @Davidberman, as the representative and CEO of El Al virtual, will be operating the El Al 737-800.
Cruising speed should be set at around 0.8 M.
Pilots will be expected to fly at around 30,000 feet to avoid collisions with the Ural and Caucasus mountain ranges
May change due to weather
Aeroflot Virtual members please use your designated callsign. I will be using Aeroflot 1.
El Al Virtual members please use your designated callsign
Those who are not in either VA, but wish to participate, use either an Aeroflot or El Al callsign with a number greater than 200.
The flight will be approximately 1466 nautical miles, and last approximately 3 hours and 50 minutes
If you would like a gate, please ask in the comments below
Ramp J09: @Sebastien_Cartier
Ramp J10: @Nidhish_Kataria
Ramp J11: @Northwest
Ramp J12: @Davidberman
Ramp J13: @anon57683537
Would you like to join one of these amazing VA’s?
If you would like to join Aeroflot Virtual, please either PM me (@Northwest), email us at email@example.com, or visit our site at aeroflot-va-if.weebly.com
If you would like to join El Al virtual, please either PM @Davidberman, or visit El Al Virtual’s website at https://elalairlines.wixsite.com/elal
Both VA’s are IFVARB approved and can be found on the Virtual Airline Database
Also a special thanks to @Davidberman for making this event/partnership happen!
See you all in Tel Aviv (and then Moscow)!
Photos from the event
Photos in Tel Aviv:
Photos in Moscow