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06 June 2014

Aeroflot Will Carry Russian Football Team to 2014 World Cup in Brazil

June 6, 2014, Moscow. — On June, 7, Aeroflot flight SU7150 will head to Sao Paulo, Brazil with the Russian national football team on board comfortable Airbus A330 aircraft.

Aeroflot as an official partner and the carrier of the Russian national football team opted for a direct flight to Guarulhos airport, Sao Paulo. SU7150 will be the longest of all flights currently operated by the airline — over 14 hour in-flight.

Airbus A330-200 will carry 55 passengers including team members, coaching and administrative staff as well as the necessary sports and medical equipment.

Taking into account the sports regimen and the range of flight, the athletes will be offered a special menu developed in compliance with advices of The Russian Football Union specialists.

«The support of the Russian sport is a long tradition and a part of our history and corporate philosophy. Our airline has accumulated vast experience and earned a high reputation providing services to global sporting events,» said Vitaly Saveliev, Aeroflot’s CEO.

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 158 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.