21 February 2019, Moscow - Aeroflot has once again been recognised at the Cellars in the Sky Awards, which honour the best business and first-class wines served by airlines worldwide. Russia’s flag carrier took bronze in the Best Business Class Fortified/Dessert Wine category for the second year in a row.
The award ceremony took place at The Langham hotel in London.
As in 2017, the expert jury awarded Aeroflot’s exquisite offering of Graham’s 10 Year Old Tawny Port, which is considered one of the finest Portuguese fortified wines.
The Cellars in the Sky Awards were established in 1985 by leading British travel magazine Business Traveller. This year 33 airlines from around the world entered the competition. Judges took part in a blind tasting of 240 different bottles offered to passengers in elite classes throughout 2018.
Aeroflot is a leading global airline in terms of service quality and product offering, and is prioritising continuous improvement in this area. This month the airline is reintroducing world-class champagne for Business Class passengers, with Bollinger served on international flights and Drappier on domestic routes. From 1 February, the airline offers beer and wine in economy class on flights of more than six hours, and a selection of wines on flights of three hours or longer on a number of routes.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot serves 152 destinations in 55 countries.
Aeroflot’s 253-strong fleet is the youngest of any airline worldwide that operates more than 100 aircraft. In 2018, Aeroflot carried 35.8 million passengers (55.7 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).
Aeroflot holds 4-Star Airline status from Skytrax and was named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the seventh time at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Aeroflot has also been awarded a five-star global airline rating by US aviation association APEX.
Aeroflot is the world’s strongest airline brand according to leading brand strategy consultancy Brand Finance.
Find out more at http://www.aeroflot.com/