14 December 2017, Moscow. — Aeroflot has been named one of the world’s best airlines for vegetarian passengers, in a ranking compiled by international food awareness movement Proveg.
Proveg’s debut survey of vegetarian in-flight catering options covered more than 50 of the world’s largest airlines.
The menus assessed were all from economy class, and were scored on number of vegetarian dishes (both on the regular menu and available through special order), availability of information about vegetarian options on the airline website, and ease of ordering a vegetarian menu.
In-flight catering is a key element of Aeroflot’s customer service. Russia’s flag carrier takes into account the wide variety of its passengers’ tastes, religious convictions and dietary requirements in compiling its on-board menus.
Aeroflot is continuing to upgrade its on-board catering, and uses crowd-sourcing surveys to track its passengers’ latest preferences. Among its latest innovations is the introduction of a vegetarian main course on the regular à la carte menu in Business Class.
Passengers on Aeroflot flights can choose from 17 special menus, with a number of vegetarian options including vegan (no animal products, including milk or eggs), Asian vegetarian (no meat or fish and limited use of dairy products) and fruitarian.
Special menus are offered across all service classes, and can be pre-ordered at no extra charge. In Economy Class this option is available on flights longer than three hours, and in business class on all flights regardless of length. Special menus should be ordered at least 36 hours before departure, and are available on all flights from Aeroflot’s hub at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow (restrictions may apply on flights from other airports).
Information about all aspects of Aeroflot’s special meals can be found on the website at: https://www.aeroflot.ru/us-en/information/preparation/meals
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 220 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.
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