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27 April 2017

Aeroflot and Russian Basketball Federation Extend Agreement

27 April 2017, Moscow. — Aeroflot and the Russian Basketball Federation have extended the agreement on transportation of national basketball teams until the end of 2017.

Aeroflot has been the Official Carrier of Russia’s national basketball teams since May 2016. “To new heights with Aeroflot” is the slogan of cooperation. Under the agreement, Aeroflot will provide to the Basketball Federation air transportation of Russian national basketball teams.

Throughout its long history, Aeroflot has always rendered comprehensive support to sports, whilst fostering Russia’s empowerment as a sports power.  It is General Partner of The Russian Olympic Committee and the Official Carrier of the Russian Olympic Team. The airline is also the official carrier of the Russian national football team, of the CSKA Football and Basketball clubs, partner of the Russian Football Union and Russian Volleyball Federation, sponsor of the Russian Cycling Federation. Aeroflot Open festival is the most high-profile open chess tournament in the world.

About Aeroflot

Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,062 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. In 2016, Aeroflot carried 29 million passengers (43.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).

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 2017 Aeroflot was named the most powerful brand in Russia and the world’s strongest airline brand by leading valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance. Aeroflot was also named Best Major Airline in Europe by TripAdvisor travellers and  recognised as the Favourite International Airline in China at the Flyer Award Ceremony 2017.

Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world with 191 aircraft. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, at Sheremetyevo International Airport.

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.

Find out more at www.aeroflot.com.