4 October 2017, Moscow. — Aeroflot has taken delivery of two new Airbus A320 aircraft equipped with aerodynamic wing-tips known as Sharklets. The VPBLN airliner is named after Anatoly Tarasov, a prominent Russian ice hockey coach. The VPBTA airplane bears the name of Aleksandr Borodin, a world-famous Russian Romantic composer of the 19th century.
The A320 airplane is configured with 8 seats in business class and 150 seats in economy. Aeroflot operates Airbus A320 family aircraft across its European and domestic routes network. Airbus A320 satisfies the highest reliability, safety and comfort standards and is considered among the best for mid-range flights.
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Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,074 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. In 2016, Aeroflot carried 29 million passengers (43.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).
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. In 2017, Aeroflot was named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the sixth 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 210 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 seventh time in 2017, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2004 compliant.
Find out more at www.aeroflot.com.