Aeroflot passengers find themselves flying to a city that doesn’t exist
On an “Aeroflot” flight from Moscow to Kaliningrad, during the announcement in English, the destination was named as “Königsberg.”
The incident occurred on April 25. Passengers confirmed that they personally heard the incorrect announcement, and wondered if the airline had the right to “rename the cities of Russia as they want.”
Later, Aeroflot’s press office confirmed that after a check – this in fact was said. As it turned out, the announcement was made by a senior flight attendant. She herself stated that she decided to rename the city.
Königsberg was founded in 1773 and until 1945 remained in the German province of East Prussia. After the Second World War, it passed to the jurisdiction of the USSR, and in 1946 it was renamed Kaliningrad.
The employee has been fired for insubordinate behaviour.