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03 April 2014

Aeroflot Expands Fleet with New 777-300ER

April 3, 2014, Moscow. - Aeroflot has taken delivery of a new Boeing 777-300ER named in honour of the famous Russian writer Anton Chekhov.

The 777-300ER is configured in a three-class arrangement, with business-, economy- and comfort-class cabins. Aeroflot’s comfort class has been designed with a focus on price and quality, and includes a number of attractive features such as increased leg room, an upgraded on-board menu, additional baggage room and more Aeroflot Bonus reward miles.  This is the sixth aircraft out of an order for sixteen B777 planes.

Features of the 777-300ER include excellent fuel efficiency, a spacious cabin, extended range and a high level of reliability. It can accommodate up to 550 passengers — more than any other twin-engine long-haul aircraft. Boeing’s spacious Signature Interior includes large overhead compartments and has deservedly won popularity among passengers. New aircraft are also equipped with Boeing’s Airplane Health Management system.

The new aircraft forms part of Aeroflot’s strategy to expand its route network and to open new opportunities in Russia and abroad. By renewing and expanding its fleet, Aeroflot can provide a high level of flight reliability, improve product quality and enter new markets.

Photographs of the new Boeing 777-300ER «Anton Chekhov» for media publication are available on our website:

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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 152 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.