October 8, 2014, Moscow – Aeroflot has become the Official Carrier of the Professional Basketball Club CSKA Moscow. Starting from the first game of the season Aeroflot logo will be seen on the players’ uniform and inside USH CSKA sport complex.
The partnership is signed for the year 2014-2015. As Official Carrier Aeroflot will provide strategic advice to the club on travel arrangements for the team and officials. All flights will be carried from Moscow Sheremetyevo International airport which is situated next to the home arena of the team. At the same time the Club will provide advertising services to Aeroflot and cooperate on promoting the Airline’s brand in Russia and abroad.
Aeroflot and CSKA are connected with long-term cooperation. Aeroflot has a multi-year sponsorship and partnership contract with CSKA Football Club.
“Taking into account the amount of time our team spends in the travels, it is one of the club’s priorities to choose the reliable and comfortable carrier. It is an important step not only economically but for sports activities as well. I think that our brands’ collaboration is natural, because Aeroflot is a leader of air transportation, the owner of modern and secure fleet, company with long history and recognizable name; in its turn, CSKA is dominating the country’s league for years, it is considered to be one of the strongest European teams, it impersonates Russian basketball in the world. Besides, during Alexander Gomelsky presidency CSKA and Aeroflot already had partnership relations, so for me it was important to renew these relations, to move them to the next level. I am sure that our cooperation will be long-term and it will benefit both sides. The players and coaches of the team are looking forward to experience professionalism, comfort and hospitality onboard of Aeroflot planes”, - said Andrey Vatutin, CSKA President.
Aeroflot traditionally supports sport and is the Official Carrier and Partner of the Russian National Football Team and the sponsor of the Russian Volleyball Federation and the Russian National Golf Team.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2013, its 90th anniversary year, Aeroflot carried 20.9 million passengers (31.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries), a record for any Russian airline. A proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot and its partners serve more than 1,000 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates the youngest fleet in the World (among the major airlines), numbering 152 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners. Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety. The company’s European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, which is the main globally recognized safety parameter, is comparable to global peers. The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the fifth time in 2013, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant. In 2014 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the third time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.
About CSKA Professional Basketball Club:
CSKA Basketball is the oldest and most honored Russian club, one of the most successful in Europe. In 91 years of their history the Army Men won six European titles, 45 country (USSR and Russian) league titles, participated in 11 Final Four out of last 12. The fates of multiple legends of global basketball, World, European and Olympic champions and medal winners are strongly connected to CSKA name.