Aeroflot passenger jet bound from New York for Moscow bringing home 375 Russian nationals

# 09:52
17 August 2020

Another plane of Russia’s Aeroflot flagship carrier took off from New York to Moscow on Sunday night bringing home 375 Russian nationals, who wished to return back from the United States amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to flight departures information from the John F. Kennedy International Airport, APA reports citing TASS.

The flight is expected to land at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport at 11:50 a.m. Moscow time, Monday, August 17.

The Russian Embassy in the United States announced earlier on its Facebook page that it was the 20th flight organized to bring back Russian nationals home amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Russian Embassy stated, "All citizens of Russia were invited to board the plane."

Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said that there were ten new-born babies among the 375 passengers on the flight from New York to Moscow.


"We also carry on with the so-called ‘humanitarian list’ and keep on with providing assistance to Russians from vulnerable groups… This flight carries 46 Russians, who had pressing needs to be repatriated," Antonov stated.