29 September 2016, Moscow. — Aeroflot has taken delivery of its four new aircraft. These include two Airbus A320s, an Airbus A321 and a Boeing B737-800 aircraft.
All aircraft are delivered to Aeroflot directly from the manufacturers.
The aircraft have been named in honour of outstanding Russian citizens who contributed a lot to artistic and cultural development. One A320 has been named after Aleksei German, a film director and a screenwriter, while the other – after Fyodor Dostoevsky, a world-known classical writer. A321 bears the name of Yuri Levitan, the primary Soviet radio announcer during and after Great Patriotic War. B737 has got the name of Leonid Utyosov, a famous singer and actor.
The new A320s are equipped with CFM56 engines and can accommodate 158 passengers in a spacious two-class configuration (8 seats in business and 150 in economy).
The A321 airliner is designed in a new enhanced two class composition with 16 seats in business and 167 in economy.
A320s and A321 are fitted with state-of-the-art aerodynamic wing-tips known as Sharklets.
Aeroflot operates А320 family aircraft across its European and domestic routes network. A320 family airplanes satisfy the highest reliability, safety and comfort standards and are considered among the best for mid-range flights.
Aeroflot’s Boeing 737-800 has two-class composition with 20 seats in business class and 138 seats in economy class. The Business class salon is equipped with monitors for viewing media content. Boeing 737 is one of the world’s most popular single-aisle jet airliners providing high level of comfort on medium-haul routes.
Photographs of the new aircraft for media publication are available on our website:
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 183 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.