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Greetings from Vitaly Saveliev, General Director of PJSC "Aeroflot – Russian Airlines"
It is my pleasure to welcome you on board this Aeroflot aircraft.
At the start of spring we traditionally celebrate International Women’s Day. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of Aeroflot’s female staff, of whom there are almost 13,000 – more than half of our total employee headcount – for all their hard work. Women are well represented in all departments of Aeroflot: they operate and service our aircraft and ensure your safety and comfort on board. Their professionalism is recognised by passengers and industry alike, with more than 700 Aeroflot female staff having been awarded state and departmental acсolades. We owe a large part of Aeroflot's image and prestige to them.
However, we also have another cause for celebration in March and that is the 96th anniversary of our Airline. On 17 March 1923, Aeroflot's predecessor, the Dobrolet Russian Voluntary Air Fleet Society was established.
Today, Aeroflot is a respected airline and the world’s strongest airline brand. Our company ranks among the top 20 global carriers by passenger traffic and is a recognised member of the top tier of global aviation.
To enhance the quality of our passenger service, we are constantly seeking to improve our digital and online facilities. Aeroflot's quality of service and reliability have been certified by independent international experts. We are proud holders of 4-Star Airline status from Skytrax, the authority on airline service quality, and Five Star Global Airline rating from US passenger association APEX.
Aeroflot is renowned for its punctuality. In 2018, 82.98% of our flights arrived on time, making Aeroflot the second most-punctual airline in Europe and the fifth most-punctual airline in the world. This is yet another reason why more and more passengers from all over the world are choosing to fly with us.
In 2018, Aeroflot Group transported 55.7 million passengers, representing an 11.1% increase from 2017. Last autumn, we updated our Company Strategy and set ourselves the ambitious target of increasing passenger traffic to 100 million people by the centenary of Aeroflot in 2023.
I am confident that we will achieve our goals. The Aeroflot team is one of like-minded, hard-working professionals, who share similar values and goals. We will continue to offer you new and interesting routes, high-tech services, and ensure your comfort and safety on every flight.
Aeroflot – Russian Airlines
At the end of 2018, the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism approved the final version of the country's tourism brand: "The Whole World within Russia." The design is an artistic map of Russia, following the spirit of Suprematism, and representing the regions of Kaliningrad, Crimea, the Caucasus, Siberia, Chukotka and Kamchatka. When selecting the symbols, the designers deliberately avoided obvious clichés like the balalaika, bears and samovars — in the same way that France "doesn’t try to use the Eiffel Tower everywhere". Now, when taking a trip to Russia, Aeroflot passengers not only get the best service from one of the oldest airlines in the world, but also support the flagship national brand.
Discover Russia with us!
AEROFLOT – February - March 2019 (PDF file)
In the March issue of Aeroflot magazine we will tell our readers about the most interesting sporting and cultural events of the upcoming month, as well as new books and films.
Singer Aida Garifullina will reveal what operatic artists have in common with Olympic athletes (apart from getting to perform in stadiums), while the Moscow Museum of Modern Art director Vasili Tsereteli will explain why introducing works by émigré artists to the Russian public is important, and how come the MMOMA will soon be teeming with the sounds of rave music, and people with rugs.
The Travel section will help you plan a visit to ever-cheerful Dublin, which has just become a destination on Aeroflot’s map. For those in a hurry to seize the remainder of the ski season, we have prepared mini-guides to the Italian resorts of Alta Badia and Valle d’Aosta, while those preferring to conquer other environments will appreciate an expert pick of the world’s top kiteboarding spots. The residents of Istanbul have kindly shared with us their favorite addresses in the city, from the dungeons of the Imperial palace to fashion boutiques, galleries and wine bars. Norway, too, will reveal some unexpected features: not only is that country producing the best cheese in the world, as it turns out, you can also go there to learn how to make gourmet-grade lunches in the fjords from whatever food you can find.
Cauliflower candy, tomato-leaf tea, and parsnip-based port: creative chefs have turned their efforts to plant-based ingredients, and you can bet they won’t stop at quinoa patties. Discover Moscow’s eateries serving the most impressive vegetarian dishes in our latest review.
Poet, novelist, and artist Sergey Soloviev has travelled all over India: he spent a night in the canopy of a tall tree, met Dalai Lama, fed a baby elephant some pineapple jam, had a face to face encounter with a tiger in the jungle – and described his amazing experiences in his book “A Man and Something Different”, an excerpt of which will be featured in our Reading section this month.
Aeroflot – March 2019 (PDF file)
March has many surprises in store for travellers, and this time of reawakening touches every aspect of life — from gastronomy to science, from jewellery to Opera.
In the March issue of Aeroflot Premium you’ll find a collection of the most interesting and anticipated events this month, news of hotels, restaurant premieres, what's new in the automotive world, the latest gadgets, notable books, and the seasons' fashion trends. Among the special reports in this issue is a look at high jewellery collections, our contribution to the celebration of International Women’s Day. No less noteworthy is our photo-report on the Mongolian steppe "feast of the eagle" and animalistic sketches of African game reserves in the Travel section. The hero of the issue is the Director of Expo Park and also the Central House of Artists Vasily Bychkov.
Foreign readers of Aeroflot Premium are presented with editorial articles and reports in English.
Aeroflot Premium – March 2019 (PDF file)
The March issue of Aeroflot STYLE is fragrant with the heady scent of spring.
The new season promises a rich spread of pastels. The colours to look out for on the catwalk are all the shades of beige, wood-brown, delicate green, and emerald, but especially coral, the colour of 2019 according to the Pantone Institute of Colour.
This month’s Fashion section investigates the age of new femininity in which women will again wear frilly romantic dresses, but while discussing feminist values. Katya Fyodorova, our new columnist, talks us through how to tidy up our wardrobes – and heads – as spring commences.
Anti-ageing medicine gathers pace with each passing year. Read the lead piece in our Beauty section to find out how to keep your hormones under control, which bio additives to keep at hand, and how to live longer – not in theory, but in practice.
This issue’s principal personalities are the actress Eva Green, singer Alice Merton, collector Aby Rosen, and interior decorator Anthony Barrata. Our Reading section contains excerpts from Fashion Climbing by Bill Cunningham, the famous hat-maker and pioneer of street photography in 1950s America.
Finally, in Lifestyle we look for new holiday destinations and travel to Slovenia. Have a good flight!
Aeroflot Style – March 2019 (PDF file)