On November 12, 2012 the open Internet voting for Aeroflot new aircraft retro livery was finished. Celebrating the company’s 90-th Anniversary, an airplane in a heritage livery will join the Aeroflot fleet in 2013.
In the middle of this summer Aeroflot addressed to its passengers through social networks, asking about their vision of expected Aeroflot jubilee events. As a result, more than 45 per cent of our flyers wished to see one of the national carrier’s aircraft in a retro livery.
So, the voting in Aeroflot official Facebook group had begun. There were four candidates representing four different types of painting historically worn by Aeroflot airplanes. More than 2500 passengers participated in the voting process, and the livery of one of the first world's jet airliners - Tupolev-104 (appeared in 1956) was declared a winner.
During the voting Aeroflot received from its passengers a lot of useful recommendations and remarks, which will allow updating and improving of the color scheme of the livery.
One of the brand new A320 aircraft to make part of Aeroflot fleet in the first middle of 2013 will wear a retro livery. The painting itself will be made at the Airbus manufacturing plant.
Aeroflot is Russia's flagship airline and the largest national air company. Proudly being a full member of SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot with its partnering members provides service to 1000 destinations in 187 countries. In 2011 Aeroflot carried more than 14 million passengers. Aeroflot was the first Russian air company to be included into IATA's Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Registry, and now is being certified on a regular basis. Aeroflot has also successfully passed IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and has ISO 9001:2008 safety standards certificate. Aeroflot is a General Partner for Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Passenger Air Transportation Services category. Aeroflot's fleet, which is among Europe's most modern and youngest (average aircraft age is 5,3 years) consists of 126 aircraft, with its backbone formed by Airbus A320-family, A330, Boeing B767 and Sukhoi SuperJet-100 airliners. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, at Sheremetyevo International Airport. To get more information you can visit our website www.aeroflot.ru