Moscow, 19 May 2015. — Aeroflot passengers flying to/from Male, Bangkok, Phuket, Ho Chi Minh up to Oct 24, 2015 (Nov 24, 2015 for return flights) get extra baggage allowance to carry diving and surfing equipment free of charge.
In addition to Aeroflot’s standard baggage allowance one piece per passenger can be checked to carry certain water sports equipment. The equipment set to be transported for free should not exceed a weight of 23 kilos with no restrictions for the size. To assist wind- and wave-seekers, one set of surfing equipment will include a surfboard, leashes, a wetsuit, a pair of boots, other surfing accessories overall weighing no more than 5 kilos. As to divers, to be accepted for free transportation their set of apparel can contain a buoyancy compensator, a safety helmet, diving gloves, a wetsuit, diving boots or swim fins, pressure gauge, diving regulator (octopus), a mask, a snorkel.
Extra baggage allowance for surfing and diving equipment does not impact any other excess baggage fees if imposed, is not indicated in tickets and is granted at check-in. The service is available on Aeroflot flights and JSC Aeroflot-group flights under JSC’s commercial management. Passengers are advised to duly notify the air carrier through its contact center or sales offices prior to travelling. The service is not tendered on code-sharing flights operated by partner airlines.
For any true extreme water sports aficionado a holiday away from their much-cherished equipment is a waste of time and money. Understanding and catering to the many varied wishes of their passengers Aeroflot lives up to its customer-oriented airline reputation.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2014, Aeroflot carried 23.6 million passengers (34.7 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 1,052 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates the youngest fleet in the World (among the major airlines), numbering 157 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 fifth time in 2013, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant. In 2014 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the third time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.