31 May 2017, Moscow. — The new Russian menu will be available on Aeroflot flights beginning 1 June 2017.
The decision to introduce this special onboard menu took into account the popularity of Russian cuisine around the world, with special emphasis on its wide variety of flavours.
Passengers can order the special menu at no additional cost up to 36 hours prior to departure.
The new menu will be available on Aeroflot direct flights departing from Moscow. For business class passengers, it is available on flights of any duration, for economy class passengers, on flights lasting more than 3 hours.
Margarita Simonyan, editor in chief of the RT TV channel, contributed to development of the the menu for business class passengers.
Commenting on the introduction of the new menu, CEO of Aeroflot Vitaly Saveliev, said:
“Aeroflot emphasizes the quality and range of its onboard catering, supplementing and improving it in accordance with customer requests. In our new menu, focus has moved towards the national component, revealing the rich variety of our national cuisine. We hope Aeroflot’s Russian menu will be a calling card for foreign guests and a pleasant reminder to homesick Russians travelling away.”
Passengers ordering the special menu in business class will be able to taste Assorted Siberian Fish or Chekhov’s Mushrooms for starters, followed by Slice of Sturgeon with Potatoes in mustard sauce or Smolensk Porridge with Stewed Beef in a port wine jus.
Depending on the duration of the flight and the class of travel, for dessert passengers will enjoy a choice of Tula honey-cake, ice cream or baked apples with cranberries.
The 17 special meal options currently available on board Aeroflot flights include several vegetarian choices, as well as options to suit a variety of age, medical and religious requirements.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,062 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. In 2016, Aeroflot carried 29 million passengers (43.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).
In 2016 Aeroflot became the first Russian airline to be awarded Four Star Airline status by Skytrax in recognition of the high-quality of its customer service, and was also named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the fifth time at the Skytrax World Airline Awards.
In 2017 Aeroflot was named the most powerful brand in Russia and the world’s strongest airline brand by leading valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance. Aeroflot was also named Best Major Airline in Europe by TripAdvisor travellers and recognised as the Favourite International Airline in China at the Flyer Award Ceremony 2017.
Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world with 196 aircraft. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, at Sheremetyevo International Airport.
Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety, with a European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, the main globally recognized safety parameter, comparable to global peers.
The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the sixth time in 2015, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant.