28 March 2018, Moscow. — Aeroflot has taken delivery of four new Airbus A320 family aircraft, including three A320 airliners and an A321 aircraft. All planes are equipped with aerodynamic wing-tips known as Sharklets.
The VP-BIY A320 aircraft is named in honour of Valery Bryusov, a prominent poet, essayist, and editor, one of the founders of Russian Symbolism.
The VP-BIF A320 airliner bears the name of Leonid Gaidai, the famed and popular comedy director.
The VP-BII A320 jet is named after Sergei Dovlatov, one of the most popular Russian writers of the late 20th 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.
The VP-BKZ A321 aircraft bears the name of Mark Bernes, an immensely popular singer mostly renowned for his songs of the years before, during and immediately after World War II.
The airliner is designed in a new enhanced two class composition with 16 seats in business and 167 in economy. All A321 aircraft family are delivered to Aeroflot directly from the manufacturing plant in Hamburg. Aeroflot operates А321 aircraft across its European and domestic routes network.
A321 airplanes satisfy the highest reliability, safety and comfort standards and are 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 2017, Aeroflot carried 32.8 million passengers (50.1 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 230 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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