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Greetings from Vitaly Saveliev, General Director of PJSC "Aeroflot – Russian Airlines"
Welcome aboard this Aeroflot aircraft.
In August, we celebrate Russian Air Fleet Day – the holiday dedicated to pilots, flight attendants, ground crew, and other professionals working in Russia’s civil aviation.
This holiday holds a very special meaning to Aeroflot. Since its foundation on 17 March, 1923, our company has been a pacemaker for the development of Russia’s air transportation system and has been representing the country on the world stage with flying colours. According to the Brand Finance independent consultancy, Aeroflot is now the strongest airline brand in the world. We have been holding this title for three years in a row. Last month, Aeroflot became a Global Partner of the International Basketball Federation and the Official Airline of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup. This will enable us to further reinforce our position in the strategic market of China and enhance brand awareness.
Millions of travellers all over the world choose Aeroflot. Their trust is our key reference point and our main incentive to advance further. Our sustained progress allows us to keep leading positions in the global industry. This summer, Aeroflot has once again been named the Best Airline in Eastern Europe at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, held annually and based on passenger satisfaction surveys. Our company confirmed its title of the best airline in the region for the eighth time in its history and for the seventh year running. The World Airline Awards is considered the world’s highest civil aviation award and is known as the Oscars of the air travel industry.
No less significant for us is winning three categories at the prestigious World Travel Awards Europe: Europe’s Leading Airline Brand, Europe’s Leading Airline – Business Class, and Europe’s Leading Airline to Asia. For the second consecutive year, these awards confirm Aeroflot’s position as a leading global airline in terms of quality of service.
One of our product’s essential components is punctuality. The influential British provider of travel data and insight, OAG, granted Aeroflot with five stars in its On-Time Performance Star Ratings. We became the only Russian and the largest European airline by passenger traffic to receive OAG’s five-star rating. This shows that Aeroflot has solidly placed itself among the world’s most punctual airlines. Previously, the UK aviation publication FlightGlobal named our company the fifth most punctual in the world and second in Europe based on data from 2018.
Thanks to our strong performance and prestigious awards, we can reliably set ambitious goals and achieve them successfully. One of our key targets, as set out in our development strategy through 2023, is bringing the number of passengers carried to 100 million by the company’s 100th anniversary. The main growth driver for us will be Pobeda airline. This Russian low-cost airline became Europe’s leading budget carrier in 2018 by passenger traffic growth, according to the rankings by the leading aviation data analysis company CAPA (Centre for Aviation). We expect that by the time of Aeroflot’s 100th anniversary Pobeda will be carrying 25 to 30 million passengers yearly.
While we are making progress towards our strategic goals, our main principle remains the same: we serve the interests of our country and of each of our passengers.
Fly with Aeroflot!
As always, I invite you to reach me with your comments and suggestions via email at email@example.com.
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Aeroflot – Russian Airlines
Summer gives us a unique opportunity to make a journey to the Russian North, to see the deep lakes and fast-flowing rivers, thick forests and ancient wooden churches against the background of a clear blue sky. Karelia, Arkhangelsk is a land of fairy tales and legends that favour brave travellers.
The Fifth Industrial Biennale in Ekaterinburg promises its guests no less vivid impressions. The heart of the Urals will take its place as the capital of modern art.
The City Insider section deserves special attention as we look forward to the new theatrical season, Aeroflot looks at Moscow's best theatres.
Also in this issue is an overview of the best restaurant verandas of St. Petersburg and Moscow; mushroom specialities of Russian cuisine; summer in the mountains in Sochi; art hotels in Yekaterinburg; Ivanovo and St. Petersburg; the most interesting events of the month; a unique museum in Vladivostok and its head Victor Shalai; amazing mosaics made of leather, the heritage of the Great Horde. Discover Russia together with Aeroflot!
AEROFLOT – August - September 2019 (PDF file)
In the August 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.
Choreographer and stage director Alla Sigalova reveals her difficult relationship with her own dreams, as well as the faults for which she was expelled from the Vaganova Russian Ballet Academy; conductor Vladimir Spivakov tells why talent doesn't choose where to live; and figure skater Tatiana Navka explains the reason for taking 300 pairs of skates and a ‘talking head’ to a hot Southern country.
The Travel Section will help you find the one cableway that offers the best view on Rhine Valley, get to an island in Finland where you can give a hug to a Moomin, avoid blunders when ordering pasta in Bologna, understand why the Danish are often called ‘the new Italians’, and come up with many new reasons to visit Cognac, apart from the obvious one. For those who prefer to spend their summer vacation in Russia, we have some very detailed tour suggestions for the Vologda Region (featuring a submarine and a hot spring on top of the usual butter, window dressings and churches) and the environs of Sochi with fishing sites, horse rides, and the best churchkhela on the whole Black Sea coast.
Crab meat or beeswax ice cream, Pu-erh- and spices-based sorbets, dishes cooked with liquid nitrogen and an anti-griddle: striving to invent the most unusual cold dessert, chefs have long gone beyond pedestrian dessert menus. Our review reveals which Moscow eateries serve ice cream as a soup, or even a hot appetizer.
The Reading Section features an excerpt from “The Director Said It’s Cold Here, So Do Dress Warmly” by Alesya Kazantseva. Thousands of Livejournal and Facebook users have already become big fans of Alesya’s vignettes about a provincial girl who had come to Moscow to stay for a week and had stopped over at a film studio for five minutes, only to remain there forever.
Aeroflot – August 2019 (PDF file)
In this new issue of Aeroflot Premium magazine we take a carefree, holiday mood. In our Report section, we explore journeys off the beaten track as well as more famous routes from a new angle: St. Petersburg, Dresden, the Norwegian fjords, hotels tucked away in medieval neighbourhoods, summertime in Greenland, along with an overview of the latest resorts.
As always, we present the most interesting and anticipated events of the month, restaurant premieres, a look at what’s new in the automobile world, the latest gadgets, noteworthy books, fashion trends of the season and art objects.
This month, our spotlight falls on Mikhail Kusnirovich, head of the Bosco di Ciliegi group of companies. The entrepreneur and philanthropist answered our questions about supporting art and loving the world.
Aeroflot Premium – August 2019 (PDF file)
The last month of the summer is always the most dynamic – there’s so much that needs to be done before the arrival of autumn! In this August issue of Aeroflot STYLE we continue our stylish dash towards the finishing line.
This month’s destinations are Tallinn in Estonia (the main contender for the title of ‘Europe’s Silicon Valley’), the island of Mauritius (where there’s all the exoticism you could ever wish for), Tuscany in Italy (with its breathtaking beauty), and Sochi (ideal for children).
Incidentally, on the subject of children, our special section includes a survey of trends in children’s fashion for the new season and advice on how to dress for school, furnish a children’s room, and choose a hotel where there’s plenty to keep your ‘little ones’ entertained.
This month’s Fashion section focuses on the main trend of the coming season – the 70s. It’s an opportunity to learn how to wear flares, high suede boots, and floating dresses with ‘animal’ prints.
‘Jewellery’ looks at new models with ‘predatory’ faces (depicting leopards, panthers, and Bengal tigers). from top watchmakers. Grasshopper rings and dragonfly brooches complete this jeweller’s ‘zoo’.
Our Beauty section looks at show to choose the right eye cream and create a wet look for your hair. Also, we test new scents and reflect on how the age of speed has impacted the beauty industry.
Our principal personalities for this issue are actress Elizabeth Moss, star chef Joan Roca, designer-couturier Antonio Marras, and parfumier Jan Vilhelm Ahlgren.
Aeroflot Style – August 2019 (PDF file)