October 21, 2010, Moscow. JSC Aeroflot Russian Airlines acquired its 34th A320 plane manufactured by Airbus. The aircraft is named «S. Vavilov» in honor of Sergey Vavilov, a famous Soviet physicist, academician, founder of the physics school of optics in the USSR and president of the Soviet Academy of Sciences.
Currently the company’s fleet is made up of 65 А319/320/321 planes.
The aircraft was acquired through operational leasing agreement signed in 2008. The lease holder is BOC Aviation (Ireland) Limited.
All the aircrafts are delivered right from the factory. The cabin layout is double-class seating 116 (А319), 140 (А320) и 170 (А321) passengers. Aeroflot utilizes Airbuses of А320 Family on European and domestic flights. Aeroflot is one of the world leaders in terms of performance reliability and factual logged flight hours per one aircraft.
The A320 aircraft is one of the best planes for medium range flights and it complies with all safety, reliability and passenger comfort requirements.
Aeroflot is a leading air transport company in Russia as well as a member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance. The cumulative network of routes comprises 898 destinations in 169 countries of the world. In 2009 Aeroflot transported 8.755 ml people while the Aeroflot Group of Companies transported 11.1 ml.
Aeroflot came first among European members of SkyTeam in the quality of its passenger service in economy class on short and medium range flights and in business class on long haul flights. The leadership of Aeroflot was established based on the SkyTeam Onboard Survey over the period of April — September 2009.
Aeroflot is one of the 25 leading world airlines in terms of financial and economic activity in 2009 (operating and net profit), according to the Air Transport World magazine.
Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to enter the IOSA registry and has kept up the standard ever since. The airline has been successfully audited in terms of its compliance with the ISAGO safety requirements for ground operations. The company complies with ISO 9001:2000.
Aeroflot has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in Europe comprising 100 planes. Aeroflot headquarters are in Moscow in the international airport Sheremetyevo. For more information see www.aeroflot.ru.
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