AEROFLOT PUTS INTO OPERATION 15TH A319 AIRCRAFT “D. MENDELEEV”
August 14 2009, Moscow. – JSC Aeroflot Russian Airlines has received a new А319 aircraft by Airbus. Currently, the company’s air fleet has 56 airplanes of the А319/320/321 family. This aircraft was named after Dmitry Mendeleev, a Russian scientist – the Encyclopaedist, the ingenious chemist and the physicist, the author of the periodic law and the table of chemical elements.
The aircraft is received under an operational lease contract signed in 2008. The lease holder is BOC Aviation Limited.
All the machines are supplied directly ex-factory. The cabins are delivered in two-class layout to accommodate 116 (A319), 140 (A320) and 170 (A321) passengers. Aeroflot operates A320 family aircrafts to a network of destinations in Russia and Europe. The company is among the world’s leaders in terms of operational reliability and actual hours flown per aircraft.
The А319/320/321 family are among the best machines for medium range flights, complying with all safety, reliability and passenger comfort requirements.
AEROFLOT is headquartered in Moscow, in the Sheremetyevo International Airport. As Russia’s largest carrier, the company flies around 10 million passengers annually, together with its subsidiaries, around 12 million passengers.
Aeroflot operates its own flights to 95 destinations in 48 countries. It accounts for over 45% of Russia’s scheduled international traffic. The company strives to enhance its share of domestic traffic, which now is 12.5% (with its subsidiaries, 17%).
Aeroflot is a member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance. Aeroflot has given its customers an access to a route network covering 928 in 174 countries (more info is available on our website www.skyteam.com). Aeroflot operates code-sharing agreements with 28 foreign and Russian airline companies.
Aeroflot has one of Europe’s youngest air fleets that consists of 102 aircrafts, more than half are state-of-the-art airliners. The air fleet is regularly replenished. The company plans to receive the new generation Russian airplanes Sukhoi SuperJet-100.
Aeroflot complies with the highest international safety standards. Following the results of the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the company has become the first Russian carrier to be included in the IOSA Registry. In 2007, Aeroflot confirmed the certificate in compliance with the new, a more strict regulation version. Since March 2008, the company’s Quality Management System has been certified as complying with ISO 9001:2000.
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