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30 May 2017

Aeroflot and Sheremetyevo prepare for grand celebration of International Children’s Day

Moscow, 30 May 2017 — Aeroflot and Sheremetyevo International Airport invite parents and their children to celebrate International Children’s Day on June 1, 2017.

Terminal D will have special decoration, with special check-in desks adorned with welcome banners and arches made of balloons serving Aeroflot passengers with kids. Clowns will organise games, show tricks and give presents to the youngest passengers to ensure that they have a pleasant and entertaining start to their journeys. Young travellers and guests will be invited to participate in Masterslavl workshops, educational quests around the airport, guided tours of the History Museum of Sheremetyevo, and have a chance to test augmented reality technologies by bringing to life heroes of their favourite fairy tales.

The start of the celebration at Terminal D is scheduled for 16:00. The entertainment programme will finish at 19:00. The celebration will include a contest for the best drawing representing the “registrar’s office of the future”. The contest is devoted to the 100th anniversary of the establishment of registrar’s offices in Russia and aims at promoting family values. The contest will be open to children aged 3 to 18. At 12:00 and 14:00, KID.Travel together with TV-channel STS will organise “Secret Agents of SVO” educational quests. Children will have a chance to try out being members of secret service who upon arrival to the airport are asked to help find criminals trying to smuggle jewellery. All participants will get a free McDonald’s Happy Meal with a toy. Between 16:00 and 19:00, professionals from Masterslavl will organise workshops at Terminal D. Children will have a chance to learn the basics of working in veterinary inspection, airport security and travel agencies: the instructors will show how to carry out inspection, find fingerprints, pack luggage, and design tours.

Children will also have a chance to take pictures with Amur tiger Amur and the Far Eastern leopard Leya — the protagonists of Aeroflot’s on-board board magazine for children “Aeroflot. Young Traveller”. In 2017, the magazine was recognized as Best Corporate Media 2017 in Russia’s national awards, and came third in the On-Board Magazine nomination of the prestigious international ASTRID Awards. Captain Amur and flight attendant Leya travel around the world and tell children about their adventures with each edition of the magazine. An instant photo studio will be located in the check-in area along with a face-painting studio.

During workshops at the City Farm VDNKh family educational centre, children will have a chance to create souvenirs out of hay, listen to lectures about healthful plants, take part in the Find a Pair game which will help them to get acquainted with new plant species and learn which crafts can be made from recycled materials. Getting to know the farmers’ lifestyle will help children to learn the advantages of an eco-responsible approach to adult life. Devar will hold extraordinary workshops at the end of which the characters from colouring books will come to life on tablets in the colours they were painted. The characters will appear in high-quality graphics and will be supplemented by audio. Kids will receive colouring books with their favourite cartoon characters such as Smeshariki, My Little Pony and Transformers as gifts. 

Accreditation of media representatives is conducted by e-mail pressa@svo.aero until June 1, 2017. For more information call 8 (495) 5788585.

About Aeroflot

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.

Find out more at www.aeroflot.com.