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18 March 2014

Aeroflot’s Golden Paralympic Flight Sochi-Moscow

March 18, 2014, Moscow. — Today, Aeroflot’s flight SU1783 brought Sochi Paralympics medal winners — Russian Paralympic Team members — to Moscow, Sheremetyevo. Each passenger of this memorable «golden» flight received souvenirs from the airline, while the medalists will be awarded with Gold Level card of Aeroflot Bonus program. During the flight, the passengers celebrated Russian Paralympic Team’s victory with a glass of champagne and chocolate.

Aeroflot is proud of its contribution to the organization and the triumph of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

During the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi, the airline made a unique offer — Economy class tickets on Moscow-Sochi —Moscow route cost 5000 rubles including all taxes and fees.

As General Partner of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014, the airline has provided efficient and convenient air travel to Sochi. During peak periods, the frequency of flights was increased to 63 flights per week, and larger capacity aircraft were used including Boeing- 777 −300ER. Passengers had an opportunity to enjoy an Olympic onboard menu created specially for the Games.

Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2013, its 90th anniversary year, Aeroflot carried 20.9 million passengers (31.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries), a record for any Russian airline. A proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot and its partners serve more than 1,000 destinations in 178 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe, numbering 150 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average age of 5.6 years. Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety. The company’s European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, which is the main globally recognized safety parameter, is comparable to global peers. The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the fifth time in 2013, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008 compliant. In 2013, Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the second time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.