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21 July 2016

Aeroflot holds InstaMeet at on-board catering provider

Moscow, 22 July 2016 – Aeroflot has held an InstaMeet with popular Russian Instagrammers at Aeromar, an Aeroflot subsidiary and leader in airline catering.

As part of the #trainingAeroflotFood project, Instagrammers had the opportunity to visit an area that is usually closed to the public to taste the top-rated dishes on Aeroflot’s new business-class menu and meet head chef Thierry Mona and Ginza Project brand chef Cristiano Lorenzini.

The InstaMeet is the third in Aeroflot’s @Training_Project programme, where Instagrammers get the opportunity to photograph areas usually off-limits to the public, learn new skills and watch experts at work. The first InstaMeet was held in February 2015 at the Sheremetyevo training complex, and the second in May 2015 at Aeroflot’s Air Technical Centre.

The idea came from Ekaterina Mishchenkova, a leading Instagrammer (@katia_mi и @katia_mi_) and member of the Russian Union of Art Photographers.

“Much of what we saw at Aeromar was a real discovery, above all how famous chefs invent new dishes, analysis of passengers’ taste preferences, the use of Russian products and strict quality control”, Ekaterina Mishchenkova said.

“Aeroflot pays special attention to the quality and selection of its on-board meals, and attracts world class chefs to create its menu,” Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev said. “We recognise the importance of healthy and nutritionally balanced meals. The success of Aeroflot’s on-board food is thanks to our use of the best ingredients and recipes, and our quality of service. I hope that the InstaMeet gave our Instagrammers the opportunity to see that at Aeromar.”

You can see photos and videos from the event at Aeromar on Instagram with the #trainingAeroflotFood hashtag.


About Aeroflot

Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2015, Aeroflot carried 26.1 million passengers (39.4 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 1,057 destinations in 179 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, numbering 170 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners. Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety, with a European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, the main globally recognized safety parameter, comparable to global peers. The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the sixth time in 2015, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant. In 2016 Aeroflot became the first Russian airline to be awarded Four Star Airline status by Skytrax in recognition of the high-quality of its customer service, and was also named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the fifth time at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. In 2015 Global Traveler named Aeroflot one of the 10 best airlines worldwide for on-board cuisine. Find out more at www.aeroflot.com.