Moscow, 12 May 2014 — Aeroflot (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) has taken delivery of its fifth Boeing B737-800 Next Generation. The plane has been named in honour of the Russian writer and public figure Konstantin Simonov.
The aircraft can accommodate 158 passengers in a spacious dual-class configuration (20 seats in business with personal monitors for viewing media content, and 138 in economy). All B737 aircraft are delivered to Aeroflot directly from the manufacturer.
The Boeing B737NG is one of the world’s most popular single-aisle passenger jet aircraft. It meets the highest reliability, safety and comfort standards and is considered one of the best aircraft available for medium-range flights.
Photographs of the new Boeing 737-800NG Konstantin Simonov are available on Aeroflot’s website, and may be used for publication by media:
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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 154 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average age of 4.3 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.