January 20, 2014, Moscow. — Today Aeroflot took delivery of its fourth B737-800 Next Generation aircraft made by Boeing and its ninety-first A320 aircraft made by Airbus. New Boeing 737-800 NG is named in honor of Soviet and Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aytmatov, and new A320 aircraft bears the name of Soviet and Russian linguist, critic, writer and academician Dmitry Likhachev.
Aeroflot’s Boeing 737-800NG has two-class composition with 20 seats in business class and 138 seats in economy class. The Business class salon is equipped with monitors for viewing media content. All Boeing B737-800 aircraft are delivered to Aeroflot directly from the manufacturer. Boeing 737 is one of the world’s most popular single-aisle jet airliners providing high level of comfort on medium-haul routes.
All Airbus aircraft are received by Aeroflot directly from Airbus manufacturing plants. The airplanes are designed in two class composition and can carry 116 (A319), 140 and 158 (A320) and 170 (A321) passengers. Today the Aeroflot fleet counts 91 A319/320/321 aircraft with the average airplane age of 5 years. These aircraft provide services on European and Russian domestic destinations. In terms of operational reliability and actual hours flown per aircraft Aeroflot is among the world leaders.
The photos of B-737-800 «Ch. Aytmatov» and A321 «D. Likhachev» aircraft for media publication are available on our website:
Сelebrating its 90-th anniversary in 2013, Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship airline and the largest national air company. Proudly being a member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot with its partnering members provides service to more than 1000 destinations in 178 countries. Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe counting 143 aircraft formed by Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average airplane age between five and six years old. In 2012 Aeroflot carried 17.7 million passengers (27.5 million passengers as Aeroflot Group), continuously showing the best results in modern Russia’s history. In June 2013 Aeroflot was for the second time awarded by SKYTRAX as The Best Airline in Eastern Europe. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.