December 23, 2013, Moscow. — Russia’s leading air-carrier, Aeroflot, unveiled the new Manchester United livery that is to adorn two of the latest additions to its fleet.
A new Airbus A321, featuring Aeroflot’s traditional white-blue-red colour scheme merging into Manchester United’s red and yellow crest, will service short-haul routes within Russia and Europe, and will also be available for use as a charter plane for Manchester United’s coach and team if required. Aeroflot also plans to kit out another plane, servicing long-haul routes, in the Manchester United livery.
This comes as part of a multi-year deal signed in July 2013 between Russia’s leading air carrier and one of the world’s most famous football clubs. Announcing its selection, Manchester United said it was impressed by Aeroflot’s attention to flight safety and onboard service. The move was the football club’s first commercial venture in Russia, which it views as an attractive and expanding market.
Aeroflot’s fleet is one of Europe’s youngest and safest, with 90 of the over 140 planes belonging to the A319/320/321 series with an average age of five years.
For more information on the partnership please visit: www.aeroflot.com, www.facebook.com/AeroflotSport or follow @AeroflotManUtd.
Celebrating its 90th 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.
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