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01 August 2008

2008 Olympics in Beijing

Ready to Take Off!

Aeroflot becomes an official carrier for the Russian team at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

From August 1st, Aeroflot began flights to Beijing, operating a unique Olympic aircraft Boeing 767-300. This is a co-joined project of Aeroflot and BoscoSport, General Partner of the Olympic Committee in Russia and Official Outfitting Supplier for the Russian Olympic team.

An enormous Firebird has decorated the front part of the aircraft body with its wings, Olympic rings logo has been placed on the aircraft nose, red feathers beautifully scattered along the aircraft body. Some elements of the ornament have also been applied in the aircraft interior decor.

Daily regular Olympic flights between Moscow and Beijing will be run by Aeroflot from August 1st, 2008 and October 6, 2008. Every day the Olympic aircraft will carry 218 passengers: the Russian Olympic team, official delegates, Russian supporters and guests of the XXIX Olympic Games in Beijing, during August, and physically challenged sportsmen, participants and guests of the Paralympic Games that will also take place in Beijing, in September.

We wish our team a successful start and achievements of high results in all the categories!