Moscow, 1 June 2016. – Aeroflot has held a string of events aimed at kids to commemorate International Children’s Day. The Russian flagship carrier’s youngest passengers took part in the special events.
Little Passenger’s Day - the highlight of the festive events – was launched in cooperation with Sheremetyevo International Airport, Aeroflot’s base airport. On 1 June, when Children’s Day is universally celebrated, Terminal D was nicely decorated. Balloon arches along with welcome banners adorned the entrances to domestic and international departure zones.
Dedicated check-in desks were open for passengers with children in both zones. Thus, the check-in process resulted less tiresome for the young travelers. Clowns performing tricks and amusing little ones didn’t leave any chance to boredom.
Mascot character named Foxflot provided animation for kids. The big furry fox cub was designed for Aeroflot’s children magazine. His mission is to introduce a little passenger to the world of air travelling. Aeroflot’s fox cub was featured on carton figures providing backdrop for photo taking for all those interested. A local photo studio with an instant photo opportunity as well as a face-painting facility were set up in the check-in zone. Each young client of the airline received a souvenir: “young passenger” badges were available from baskets on the counters.
Aeroflot has always regarded children as a very special category of passengers not only full-fledged, but also requiring extra care and attention. In 2013 Aeroflot was named among the three most child-friendly leading airlines (according to eva.ru and aviasales.ru). In 2015 Aeroflot children amenity kit for kids aged 6 to 11 was awarded by annual international Travel Plus Airline Amenity Bag Awards.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2015, Aeroflot carried 26.1 million passengers (39.4 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 1,057 destinations in 179 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, numbering 170 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 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. In 2016 Aeroflot has been awarded an official four-star quality and service ranking from the leading independent authority on airline quality, Skytrax. In 2015 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the fourth time and for the first time was ranked among TOP-10 airlines with Best Airline Cuisine according to Global Traveler. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.