Moscow, 1 September, 2016. – Aeroflot today introduced a new on-board menu for business class passengers on flights to Asia. The new Asian menu includes dishes from Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese national cuisine, and is offered on flights of more than six hours to Asia.
Menus vary depending on route, and include two kinds of appetizers, soup and main course. Rice, sauces and special seasonings traditional to the regions are used in preparing the dishes.
Five varieties of Asian menu have been developed:
- Chinese (flights to Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou);
- Vietnamese (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City);
- Japanese (Tokyo);
- Korean (Seoul);
- Thai (Bangkok, Phuket).
Business Class passengers on these routes have the option to choose the Asian or standard menu. Passengers who opt for the Asian menus are also offered a snack, bread basket and dessert from the standard menu.
Aeroflot has introduced national dishes on flights to Asia under its service development program. Russia’s flag carrier is a leader in service quality, and this year was awarded Four Star Airline Status by Skytrax, the global benchmark for airline service. Aeroflot also ranks among the top 10 airlines for on-board cuisine, according to Global Traveler.
Innovation in the field of on-board catering based on passengers’ preferences will strengthen Aeroflot’s position in Asian markets and help the airline maximise the benefits of transit traffic between Europe and Asia.
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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 182 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.