Greetings from Vitaly Saveliev, General Director of PJSC "Aeroflot – Russian Airlines"
Welcome aboard this Aeroflot aircraft.
This month Aeroflot celebrates the 50th anniversary of one of the most important parts of the company: our Cabin Crew Service. Today Aeroflot has nearly 7,000 flight attendants, or almost a third of the airline’s entire staff.
Flight attendants officially became part of our fleet’s air team in 1939. Staff numbers grew alongside the development of our route network, and on June 11, 1967, flight attendants were brought together under the formal umbrella of the Cabin Crew Service.
In 2009, Aeroflot’s new management made the strategic decision to raise the quality of Aeroflot’s customer service, and to bring professional training standards for the airline’s cabin crew into line with the best practice worldwide. As a result, groups of Aeroflot’s cabin crew were sent to study at one of the world’s best flight-service schools — Singapore’s Mil-Com Aerospace Training Center. There they acquired the knowledge and skills they needed to put into effective use in today’s on-board service.
Throughout its history, Aeroflot has paid particular attention to the image of its flight attendants. Their current uniform was developed by designers Yulia Bunakova and Yevgeny Khokhlov. Passengers and industry experts alike appreciated the changes: the new uniform has featured prominently in numerous international ratings. According to a survey conducted by Skyscanner, Aeroflot uniforms are the best in Europe, while participants at St. Petersburg Fashion Week and users of travel site Aviasales.ru named them the most stylish in the world. Aviation portal BS Aeronautics, meanwhile, lists Aeroflot as one of the top three global airlines with the most attractive flight attendants.
But looking good is just one part of the profession. Today’s Aeroflot flight attendants are highly qualified, with a whole host of skills and abilities. Among the disciplines they study are how to respond to emergencies, first aid, in-flight security and providing excellent service. They are taught English at a professional level. Comprehensive training helps the cabin crew demonstrate their excellence, and if necessary, also their heroism.
Aeroflot’s cabin crew are not only about style and charm. They have also become a symbol of Russian culture in both classic and contemporary Russian cinema, a combination of both external and internal class, as well as a feeling of duty and dedication.
The professionalism of our flight attendants has repeatedly received the highest praise, with more than 1,400 members of our staff winning government and institutional awards, as well as awards from the company.
At all times, Aeroflot’s flight attendants care about guaranteeing your comfort and safety for the whole flight, serving you attentively and with a smile. I sincerely hope that their work helps make your journey as comfortable as possible. And our cabin crew always appreciate it when you smile back.
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Aeroflot – Russian Airlines
Summer is in the air and Russia is in bloom. Vibrant colours are bursting through, winter is becoming a distant memory, and the mood is changing. The front cover of this edition — daubed in the bold gold and red of Khokhloma, a traditional Russian handicraft style — perfectly typifies the vibrancy of the new season.
And when the sun starts to shine, people get itchy feet, so inside you’ll find travel features focusing on the stunning region of Tatarstan — boasting the iconic city of Kazan, and the far eastern Kuril Islands, where monumental volcanoes rise out of the sea. Thanks to Aeroflot Russian Airlines foreigners and Russians alike can journey to the remote far reaches of the largest country in the world at the drop of a hat.
But if you want to stay a little closer to capital, you can take your time exploring a special route from Moscow to Smolensk dotted with inspiring places occupied by some of the country’s best-known writers from Pushkin to Prishvin.
All this travelling around is bound to make you hungry so for some inspiration Aeroflot is celebrating the 200th anniversary of first ever cooking book dedicated to Russian cuisine. Legendary Russian high jumper Valery Brumel is also honored in this issue.
Make the most of warm weather, fly in style and comfort with Aeroflot to one of our many destinations. Enjoy the summer!
Aeroflot – June-July 2017 (PDF file)
In the July 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. Composer Anna Drubich will reveal what helps her feel like being in the thick of things while recording music in her basement, Violinist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky will reminisce on how he once had to practice for eleven hours straight and how that turned out for him, while author Pavel Basinsky will share a thrilling whodunit story he based his latest book on.
The Travel section will offer some useful tips on how best to explore Lisbon, which is a new destination on Aeroflot’s route map, and will also help you to discover the magic of Europe’s roads less traveled like Jutland, the “backwoods” of Denmark with its bikeway-ridden fields and forests, rose gardens and gourmet hotdogs; Germany’s small, ancient towns still true to the spirit of the Middle Ages; or Romania where instead of touring “vampire” castles you can travel through a town where houses look right into your eyes or villages where trees are customarily decorated with cooking pots. And those who are having a hard time getting through the summer and miss skiing so much will surely enjoy our essential guide on ski resorts already teeming with action in July.
Not by tartare alone: since raw fish and seafood have recently gained in popularity in Moscow, the capital’s restaurants are now offering a wide range of delicacies like the Nordic gravlax, the Hawaiian poke, the Peruvian tiradito and ceviche, and of course, sugudai and stroganina straight from Russia’s North.
It did not take long for Alexander Stessin to decide which Alaska he would rather visit to gather material for his new book: the civilized and pretty one, or the one where ear pulling is practiced as one of the events included in the World Eskimo Indian Olympics. In the Reading section this month we have an excerpt from “Following the Tea's Way”, a new collection of Alexander's travel stories.
Aeroflot – July 2017 (PDF file)
Imaginative kindness is a rare and significant quality that we seek and appreciate in others. This quality was, undoubtedly, bestowed upon the aristocrat and scientist Ivan Vladimirovich Tsvetaev, the creator and original director of the Museum of Fine Arts, now the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts — this year celebrating 105 since founding. And it is no accident that the hero of the July issue is the head of the Pushkin Museum, Marina Loshak, who tells Aeroflot Premium readers about the role of museums in the 21st century, about street fashion, about the fragile Japanese art of the Edo period, as well as the future of the museums through 2024.
As always, the reader will find a selection of the most interesting and long-awaited events of this month in the current issue — hotel news, restaurant premieres, reviews of new automotive products, relevant gadgets, newsworthy books, as well as, the best jewelry and timepiece brands. Among the exclusive material in the issue, reflecting the theme of summer, is a photo project by Artem Vasilkov, which captures unique, bespoke motorcycles.
In the “Travel” section: Lisbon, a new entry on Aeroflot’s list of destinations. Also, Weekend in Germany’s Wiesbaden — the taste, colour, and joys of life. And, Best of the Best — the finest airport hotels as an essential enjoyment. Admirers of slow reading and long flights are bestowed with dedicated reading material: the placebo effect in the “Science” section. As well as, the life, love, and memory of the outstanding film director and writer Vasily Shukshin in “People of Russia”. And an excerpt from, Age of Discovery, the new book by Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna.
Editorial material and columns in English await foreign readers of Aeroflot Premium.
Aeroflot Premium – July 2017 (PDF file)
In July’s issue of Aeroflot STYLE we go on safari. We invite you to look with your own eyes on the Kalahari Desert, investigate open-air hotels, and furnish your living room in an African savanna style. For those who adore safari style, but are not ready to meet wild predators eye to eye, we offer five fashionable safari looks for use in the stone jungles of the city. There’s also a selection of the best accessories — wicker bags and articles made from snake skin.
In this month’s Beauty section experts from the Sha Wellness Clinic talk about microbiotics, genetic tests, and ozone therapy. We also look at new beauty products and care treatments for use during travel.
This issue’s main personalities are actress Kirsten Dunst, designer Aleksandr Terekhov, and creative director Marie-Louise Scio.
Highlighted destinations for this month are Venice, New York, and Dubai.
Aeroflot Style – July 2017 (PDF file)