Moscow, 28 July, 2016. – Aeroflot today carried Russia’s Olympic team to Rio de Janeiro on flight SU 7150.
The flight left Sheremetyevo International Airport Terminal D at 8:10am this morning. Following a scheduled fuel stop in Madrid, where there will be a dedicated relaxation area for passengers, the flight is expected to arrive at 6pm local time this evening.
The Boeing 777 has been prepared specially to ensure optimal on-board conditions for the comfort of team members and their support staff. The athletes will be offered a special menu based on recommendations from leading doctors and sports nutritionists and factoring in the athletes’ dietary regimes and the length of the flight. The flight is equipped with the necessary medical and sports equipment.
Sports sponsorship is a key part of Aeroflot’s business philosophy. Aeroflot has a long history of supporting the Olympic movement, and is the General Partner of the Russian Olympic Team for the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil. Russia’s flag carrier is also an official sponsor of PFC CSKA, and the official carrier of CSKA professional basketball club. Aeroflot sponsors the Russian Volleyball Federation and is a partner of a range of other sporting organisations, including the Russian Golf Association in national competitions.
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 171 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners. Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety, with a European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, the main globally recognized safety parameter, 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 became the first Russian airline to be awarded Four Star Airline status by Skytrax in recognition of the high-quality of its customer service, and was also named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the fifth time at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. In 2015 Global Traveler named Aeroflot one of the 10 best airlines worldwide for on-board cuisine. Find out more at www.aeroflot.com.