December 23, 2013, Moscow. — Today Aeroflot took delivery of A321 airplane. The jet was handed over to the airline at the Airbus manufacturing plant in Hamburg. The aircraft is named in honor of Sergey Pavlovich Diaghilev, Russian theatre and artistic person famous for his promotion of the national ballet worldwide. Today the Aeroflot fleet includes 90 A319/320/321 aircraft with the average airplane age of 5 years.
All Airbus aircraft are received by Aeroflot directly from Airbus manufacturing plants. The airplanes are designed in two class composition and can carry 116 (A319), 140 and 158 (A320) and 170 (A321) passengers. These aircraft provide services on European and Russian domestic destinations. In terms of operational reliability and actual hours flown per aircraft Aeroflot is among the world leaders.
Airbus A320 family airplanes satisfy the highest reliability, safety and comfort standards and are one of the best for mid-range flights. Presently Aeroflot’s park counts 143 airplanes. 139 of them were delivered brand new directly from the plants.
The photos of A321 «S. Diaghilev» for media publication are available on our website:
Сelebrating its 90-th anniversary in 2013, Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship airline and the largest national air company. Proudly being a member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot with its partnering members provides service to more than 1000 destinations in 178 countries. Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe counting 143 aircraft formed by Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average airplane age between five and six years old. In 2012 Aeroflot carried 17.7 million passengers (27.5 million passengers as Aeroflot Group), continuously showing the best results in modern Russia’s history. In June 2013 Aeroflot was for the second time awarded by SKYTRAX as The Best Airline in Eastern Europe. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.