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Aeroflot is the flag carrier and national airline of Russia and operates from its hub airport at Sheremetyevo International Airport.
Aeroflot is one of the oldest airlines in the world with it's history dating back as far as 1923. Aeroflot was the Soviet national airline and largest airline in the world during the Soviet era.
Aeroflot flies to many destinations including Abu Dhabi, Antalya, Ankara, Baku, Bamako, Bangkok, Barcelona. Basel, Beijing, Beirut, Dubai, Frankfurt, Geneva, Goa, Hamburg, Kiev, Kishinev, Krakow, Moscow, Munich and many others.
Aeroflot has codeshare agreements with many airlines including Adria Airways, Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Baltic, Air Europa, Air France, Bulgaria Air, Garuda, Icelandic, Kenya Airways, Czech Airlines.
Aeroflot became the 10th airline to join the SkyTeam alliance back in 2006. The SkyTeam alliance is a highly efficient way for airlines to maintain and expand their route maps. As a SkyTeam alliance member, Aeroflot can offer more flights and destinations to their customers and a broader choice of services and privileges. Aeroflot also have a number of subsidiary airlines including Aurora, Donavia, Pobeda and Rossiya Airlines.
Aeroflot offer a generous 23kg of baggage on low Economy tickets and 2 pieces of baggage. Each piece of baggage must not weigh no more than 23kg, on all remaining fares including Business and Comfort class.
11th February 2018
Aeroflot orders 50 Russian-built MC-21s
Under an agreement with Rostec, Aeroflot will lease the aircraft for a total of US$5 billion. Aeroflot says the aircraft will be configured to carry 169 passengers, with 16 business-class seats and 153 economy, and plans to operate them on both domestic and international routes.
The first aircraft is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2020, with the entire order set for completion by 2026. Aeroflot will lease the MC-21s for an initial term of 12 years with an option to extend the agreement by two years up to three times.
The MC-21 has the widest fuselage in its class of narrow-body aircraft and features an expanded aisle and tilt-forward stowage with expanded capacity. Manufacturer Irkut Corporation says it plans to equip Aeroflot’s entire order with in-flight wifi service.
10th January 2018
Aeroflot gains Level 3 NDC certification from IATA
Aeroflot has received Level 3 status under the New Distribution Capability (NDC) programme developed by IATA, the global airline association. Level 3 is the highest status under the NDC Certification programme. Digitalisation and streamlining IT infrastructure are priorities for Aeroflot in order to improve its offering to customers and increase operational efficiency. Automation of key business processes is one of the many reasons for this certification, which continues to ensure efficiency and cost control, as well as helping make air travel more accessible.
05th October 2017
Aeroflot resumes Delta domestic US codeshares from September 2017
Aeroflot Russian Airlines in late-September 2017 re-introduced domestic US codeshare service with Skyteam partner Delta Airlines, covering 28 domestic US routes. Previously reported on Airlineroute on 20SEP17, Delta also resumed codeshare service within Russia served by the Russian carrier.
Approximately from 25SEP17, planned domestic US codeshare routes as follow.
AEROFLOT operated by DELTA
Los Angeles – Austin
Los Angeles – San Jose CA
Miami – Orlando
New York JFK – Baltimore/Washington
New York JFK – Buffalo
New York JFK – Chicago O’Hare
New York JFK – Cleveland
New York JFK – Dallas/Ft. Worth
New York JFK – Denver
New York JFK – Indianapolis
New York JFK – Jacksonville FL
New York JFK – Las Vegas
New York JFK – Miami
New York JFK – New Orleans
New York JFK – Orlando
New York JFK – Philadelphia
New York JFK – Pittsburgh
New York JFK – Portland OR
New York JFK – Raleigh
New York JFK – Richmond
New York JFK – Rochester NY
New York JFK – San Diego
New York JFK – San Francisco
New York JFK – Savannah
New York JFK – Syracuse
New York JFK – Tampa
New York JFK – Washington Dulles
New York JFK – Washington Reagan
24th July 2017
Aeroflot achieves key strategic milestone
Aeroflot has achieved a key strategic milestone and has once again occupied a spot among the world's top 20 leading airlines by passenger traffic, returning to this group for the first time in nearly thirty years. According to data compiled by Flight Airline Business, an authoritative aviation publication, Aeroflot Group in 2016 ranked 18th among global carriers in terms of passengers carried during the year. In addition, the Group was ranked 20th in the world in terms of traffic as measured by revenue passenger kilometres. These achievements mean that Aeroflot has delivered on one of the key strategic targets of its 2025 Strategy - to become one of the top-20 global airlines by passenger traffic - significantly ahead of schedule.
22nd June 2017
Aeroflot wins best airline in Eastern Europe
Aeroflot won the Best Airline in Eastern Europe at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, held at the Paris International Air Show at Le Bourget. The Russian flag carrier took the title for the sixth time overall and the fifth year in a row. Ratings are based on the world’s largest passenger satisfaction survey, which was held from August 2016 to May 2017 with online voting in English, Spanish and Chinese.
Passengers from more than 100 countries took part, and almost 20 million questionnaires were submitted. The survey covered 320 airlines worldwide and evaluated almost 50 indicators across ground and airport services, on-board product and cabin service. Aeroflot participated this year for the first time as a 4-Star Airline, having become the first Russian airline to gain this status from Skytrax in 2016. 4-Star Airline status places Aeroflot firmly among the global elite alongside carriers such as Lufthansa, Emirates, Air France-KLM and BA.
“Being named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for a sixth time is a great honour and recognition” said Vitaly Saveliev, CEO of Aeroflot. “All of our triumphs are due first and foremost to effective management and the hard work of all of our staff, who work as a single team united to achieve our goals. We keep the bar high, but we intend to raise it even higher. Our goal is to become the Best Airline in Europe, which will mean even more outstanding service for our passengers and a qualitatively new global status for Aeroflot”.
In April 2017, Aeroflot announced that the Federal Air Transport Agency had granted Aeroflot route authorities to carry passengers, cargo and mail on scheduled flights from Moscow to Sydney and Auckland. December 2010. There are currently no direct flights from Russia to anywhere in Australia or New Zealand.
In March 2017, Aeroflot announced it may not take delivery of its fourteen A350-900s on order from Airbus. Last year, Aeroflot was able to extricate itself from an unwanted Dreamliner order by selling all purchase rights and obligations for twenty-two B787-8s to local Russian lessor, Avia Capital Services.
In March 2017, it was announced that Aeroflot had kept 32 of ex-Transaero international routes. Russia’s largest carrier Aeroflot and its subsidiary Rossiya Airlines have reserved for another year their right to operate 32 international routes inherited from their defunct competitor Transaero, Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency announced in a statement. The carriers appealed to the national regulator to extend their right to operate the total of 34 routes. Their request was satisfied almost entirely. The only two requests that were turned down, are Istanbul and Nha Trang (Vietnam). Aeroflot will thus continue flying from Moscow to all of the 17 international destinations it’s got in its current network - Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Karaganda and Chimkent in Kazakhstan, Alicante and Malaga in Spain, Venice, Milan and Rome in Italy, Lyon in France, Beijing in China, Phuket in Thailand, Tashkent in Uzbekistan and Tel Aviv in Israel.
In September 2016, Aeroflot launched a new on-board menu for business class passengers on flights to Asia. The new Asian menu includes dishes from Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese national cuisine, and is offered on flights of more than six hours to Asia. Business Class passengers on these routes have the option to choose the Asian or standard menu. Passengers who opt for the Asian menus are also offered a snack, bread basket and dessert from the standard menu.
In August 2016, Aeroflot expanded fleet with two new Airbus A321s. The airliners are 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.