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Greetings from Vitaly Saveliev, General Director of PJSC "Aeroflot – Russian Airlines"
Welcome on board this Aeroflot aircraft.
This month Russia celebrates Unity Day. This national holiday not only recalls the pivotal events of 400 years ago, when the people came together to save the country and preserve its independence, but it is also symbolic of the values of today’s Russia: social cohesion, peaceful, innovation-based development, and restoring and strengthening the country’s international status.
Aeroflot also reflects these modern Russian values. Today we can announce with pride that our airline has officially returned to the ranks of the world’s leading carriers. In 2016 Aeroflot became one of the world’s 20 largest airlines by passenger numbers, coming in at 18th place. After a hiatus of almost 30 years, we are once again a powerhouse of the global industry. This is not only a cause for pride and a wholly new level of business; it also strengthens Russia’s status as a force to be reckoned with in aviation, and testifies to changes in the country’s image and competitiveness, not to mention its status as a key player in global politics and the global economy.
We serve Russia, and at the same time bring the world together. Our aircraft carry the Russian tricolour to the four corners of the Earth. In a fiercely competitive market, we are now the undisputed leader in terms of capacity on transit routes between Europe and Asia — some of the most competitive in global aviation. According to research by anna.aero, a UK aviation analytics portal, on this measure Aeroflot has overtaken a number of elite carriers, both European and Asian.
Aeroflot holds its own against the world’s strongest airlines not only in terms of passenger numbers, but above all in terms of quality of service. We are the only Russian airline to hold the 4-Star Airline status from Skytrax, the industry authority. This outlines the quality of Aeroflot’s service, and puts us in the same league as names such as Air France, Lufthansa, British Airways, and Emirates.
However, we never rest on our laurels. This autumn Aeroflot was awarded the Five Star Global Airline status for 2018 by US passenger association APEX. Despite the tense geopolitical climate, we have once again achieved recognition from passengers from around the world whose opinions were used in deciding the rating. A few days later, at a ceremony in St. Petersburg, a global capital for tourism, we were awarded the prestigious World Travel Awards in two key nominations: Europe’s Leading Airline Brand and Europe’s Leading Airline — Business Class.
Such high-level international recognition is the result of many years of hard work.
We continue to strive to offer our passengers the highest levels of comfort and safety on all journeys. We highly value your opinions, suggestions, and reviews.
Fly Aeroflot — the airline that opens the door to our vast country and the whole world!
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Winter is tightening its grip in Russia but there is still time to explore some of the roads less travelled before they are blanketed in snow and ice, like Pskov. Aeroflot brings you the best places to visit in the ancient city, where Alexander Pushkin penned some of his most famous lines. We also tell the story of the Pavlovsky Posad shawl, named after another Russian settlement, so now is the time to snap one up to help you brave the sub-zero temperatures.
What’s more, inside this edition you will learn about the best places to eat out and stay in Moscow — with the 2018 World Cup less than a year away booking hotels well in advance is highly recommended. And we have selected a series of black and white photos from TASS news agency portraying the capital city in all its haunting glory for those who want to peer into the mysterious Russian soul. So put your firs on, buckle up, and enjoy the flight.
AEROFLOT – October-November 2017 (PDF file)
In the November issue of Aeroflot magazine we will tell our readers about the most interesting sporting and cultural events of the upcoming month, as well as new books and films. Olympic champion figure skater Tatiana Navka will showcase her new project, the “Ruslan and Ludmila” ice show based on the famous poem by Alexander Pushkin, which she produced, directed and starred in. Pavel Levkin, the leading man in the Russian version of “Ghost the Musical”, will recall the experience he had while getting ready for the role; actress Nonna Grishaeva will explain why she refuses to take part in new TV projects at the moment; and author Stanislav Vostokov will tell the story of how his lust for adventure brought him to become a worker at a zoo and what happened afterwards.
The Travel section will help you to discover the real Scandinavian cosiness, be it the “hygge” of the magical Christmas Eve Copenhagen or the “kos” of Norwegian ski resorts, it is precisely in winter that this essential element of the culture can be really perceived in full. For those who prefer traveling in the colder months to warm places, we compiled an impressive cultural programme in the Emirate of Sharjah and prepared an essential guide to Bangkok, featuring the places that were used to shoot several famous movies. As the Year of Ecology moves on, we continue telling the stories of Russia’s natural reserves: this time it’s the legendary Curonian Spit with its mysterious “dancing forest”, moving dunes, and the charming natives — beavers, chaffinches, and roe deer.
The format of neo- and gastro bistro is swiftly becoming popular among Moscow’s restaurant owners. Find out what to expect from the eateries of this kind as exemplified by some of the Russian capital’s most remarkable establishments in our review.
The Reading section will feature excerpts from the autobiographical novel by brilliant Russian actor Mikhail Derzhavin, “I’m the Lucky One”.
Aeroflot – November 2017 (PDF file)
November may not be the most poetic of seasons, however, it still can be very likable. Say, if you view the last month of autumn as a chance to get ready for winter travels and holidays. Or plan a few vibrant, varied November trips instead and only think of the cold twilight from afar. Whichever option you prefer, Aeroflot Premium can be your source of inspiration.
As always, the magazine offers a selection of most interesting and anticipated events of the month, hotel news, restaurant premieres, new car reviews, trendy gadgets, worthy books, best watch and fashion brands. Among the special reviews of the month are pieces about high jewelry art and transformer jewelry, gourmet reference books — guides from Gault&Millau to The World's 50 Best Restaurants, hotels removed from the fuss of the city (in the Best of the Best rubric).
The hero of the issue is head of Russia-2018 Organizing Сommittee, Alexey Sorokin, who told us about the realities and hopes of the upcoming football world championship.
Foreign readers of Aeroflot Premium are welcome to enjoy editorial materials and columns in English.
Aeroflot Premium – November 2017 (PDF file)
What is more to your taste: Swedish lagom, Danish hygge, or Finnish sisu? For the answers to this question look in the November, “Scandinavian”, issue of Aeroflot STYLE.
Our principal personality this month is Björk, the most iconic of all Scandinavian stage performers (she has a new album out in November). This month’s Reading section presents Elizabeth Carlsson’s “The Lagom Life. A Swedish way of living”. Meanwhile, our Lifestyle section looks at the most interesting Scandinavian restaurants in different countries. For how to use make up to achieve the effect of Nordic frosty freshness, why superfoods are regarded as companions to a healthy lifestyle, and what scented candles to use in order to cast a spell to capture happiness, read our Beauty section.
Current trends are coloured fur, warm puffer jackets, and ethnic clothes suspiciously resembling the uniform of the peoples of the North.
We wish you pleasant reading on board.
Aeroflot Style – November 2017 (PDF file)