AEOFLOT PUTS INTO OPERATION NEW А320 ‘I. KURCHATOV’
January 21 2010, Moscow. – JSC Aeroflot Russian Airlines has received the 33th А320 by Airbus. The Airplane is called after Igor Kurchatov, an outstanding Soviet physicist, the founder of Institute of an atomic energy.
Currently, the company’s air fleet operates 64 aircraft from the A319/320/321 family.
The aircraft was purchased under a financial lease contract signed in December 2008 between Aeroflot JSC and Airbus Corporation.
All А320 family aircraft are delivered to Aeroflot directly ex-factory. The cabins have two-class layout and can accommodate 116 (А319), 140 (А320) and 170 (А321) passengers. Aeroflot operates А320 family aircraft to a network of European and Russian domestic routes.
The company is among the world’s leaders in terms of operational reliability and actual hours flown per aircraft. A320 is one of the best machines for medium range flights, complying with safety, reliability and passenger comfort requirements.
AEROFLOT is Russia’s leading air carrier, member of the global SkyTeam alliance. Its consolidated route network covers 856 destinations in 169 countries. The company accounts for over 42% of Russia’s regular international traffic. In 2008, Aeroflot carried 9.3 million passengers, with its subsidiaries, 11.6 million.
Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to enter the IOSA Registry, and has multiple times confirmed the certificate. Aeroflot has successfully passed the ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations) procedure. The company’s Quality Management System is certified for compliance with ISO 9001:2000О.
Aeroflot operates one of Europe’s youngest air fleets that consists of 115 aircraft. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, at the Sheremetyevo International Airport. Find more at www.aeroflot.ru.
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