MOSCOW, June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Aeroflot (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) has taken delivery of a new factory-direct Boeing 777-300ER - the 13th of 16 aircraft B777-300ER's ordered by Aeroflot.
The latest addition to its fleet further expands Aeroflot's capacity on long-haul routes to such destinations as (but not limited to) Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, from its base at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport, a fast-growing hub for East-West transit traffic.
The new 777-300ER is configured with Business Class, Economy Class and Comfort Class cabins. The new aircraft has been named after Russian dramatist, whose works played a major role in the development of Russian national theater - Alexander Ostrovsky. The plane is equipped with spacious Signature Interior, which includes large overhead compartments and has deservedly proven popular with passengers. It is also equipped with Boeing's Airplane Health Management system.
Passengers flying Comfort Class enjoy a premium-class service at highly competitive prices, with features including additional legroom and baggage allowance, an upgraded menu and more Aeroflot Bonus miles, and a warm Russian welcome and award-winning in-flight service from Aeroflot's stylish English-speaking crew.
Aeroflot has the youngest fleet of any major carrier worldwide. Russia's flagship carrier was named the world's most punctual airline by Flightstats twice in 2014.
Aeroflot is Russia's flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2014, Aeroflot carried 23.6 million passengers (34.7 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries), a record for any Russian airline. A proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,052 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates the youngest fleet in the World (among the major airlines), numbering 159 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners. Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety. The company's European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, which is the main globally recognized safety parameter, is comparable to global peers. The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the fifth time in 2013, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant. In 2014 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the third time. Find more at http://www.aeroflot.com.
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