May 18, 2016, Moscow. – Aeroflot has taken delivery of two new A320s equipped with aerodynamic wing-tips known as Sharklets.
Both A320 aircraft are named in honour of outstanding Russian poets. VP-BEO bears the name of Afanasy Fet, and VP-BET has been named Andrey Voznesenskiy.
All A320 aircraft family are delivered to Aeroflot directly from the manufacturer. The airliner is equipped with CFM56 engines and can accommodate 158 passengers in a spacious two-class configuration (8 seats in business and 150 in economy). Aeroflot operates А320 aircraft across its European and domestic routes network. Aeroflot is one of the world’s leading airlines in terms of operational reliability and actual hours flown per A320 aircraft.
A320 airplanes satisfy the highest reliability, safety and comfort standards and are considered one of the best for mid-range flights.
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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 168 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.