Aeroflot puts into operation the 3rd new A330 “IOSIF BRODSKY”
June 15 2009, Moscow. – JSC Aeroflot Russian Airlines has received the 3rd А330-200 by Airbus. The aircraft is named after Iosif Brodsky, a poet, translator, critic and playwright, Nobel Prize 1987’s Laureate in literature.
This is the 3rd aircraft of this type that has been received under an operational lease contract. The lease holder is AerCap. By April 2010, Aeroflot plans to have received seven more A330s, including two А330-200s and five А330-300s.
The А330 aircrafts have a flying range of up to 12,500 km and can accommodate 241 passengers, and are used by the world’s leading carriers in the long-haul segment. The aircrafts are equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent 772 engines.
The new airliners come to Aeroflot in a two-class layout with 34 business-class and 207 economy-class seats. The aircrafts are equipped with the last generation Panasonic eX 2 IFE system with inbuilt wide screen monitors 9 to 16 inches in each armchair allowing the use of multi-channel video&audio programs. The business class compartments have comfortable folding “cocoon” armchairs. The economy class compartments have an increased space between the rows of armchairs for a more comfortable accommodation of passengers.
The company plans to operate the A330 on both international and domestic routes.
Currently, А330 aircrafts fly to Tokyo, Habana and Vladivostok.
AEROFLOT is headquartered in Moscow, in the Sheremetyevo International Airport. As Russia’s largest carrier, the company flies around 10 million passengers annually, together with its subsidiaries, around 12 million passengers.
Aeroflot operates its own flights to 95 destinations in 48 countries. It accounts for over 45% of Russia’s scheduled international traffic. The company strives to enhance its share of domestic traffic, which now is 12.5% (with its subsidiaries, 17%).
Aeroflot is a member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance. Aeroflot has given its customers an access to a route network covering 905 in 169 countries (more info is available on our website www.skyteam.com). Aeroflot operates code-sharing agreements with 28 foreign and Russian airline companies.
Aeroflot has one of Europe’s youngest air fleets that consists of 97 aircrafts, more than half are state-of-the-art airliners. The air fleet is regularly replenished. The company plans to receive the new generation Russian airplanes Sukhoi SuperJet-100.
Aeroflot complies with the highest international safety standards. Following the results of the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the company has become the first Russian carrier to be included in the IOSA Registry. In 2007, Aeroflot confirmed the certificate in compliance with the new, a more strict regulation version. Since March 2008, the company’s Quality Management System has been certified as complying with ISO 9001:2000.
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