Moscow, 8 June 2017 – Aeroflot (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) has begun service with widebody Airbus 330-300 aircraft on its evening flights between Moscow and London.
Starting 1 June 2017, Aeroflot is operating A330-300 airliners with a total of 302 seats (268 in Economy Class and 34 in Business Class) on its evening Moscow-London route and overnight London-Moscow route. Wide-body Airbus 330 aircraft are equipped with built-in entertainment systems in Economy Class and reclined flat bed seats with a 62/60-inch pitch in Business Class. Aeroflot’s Airbus A330s are fully Wi-Fi-enabled.
Aeroflot’s award-winning Business class product features varied IFE content, personalized service and splendid onboard catering with haute-cuisine dishes, exquisite wines and signature cocktails, a la carte menu, real china/glassware, Salvatore Ferragamo amenity kit. Aeroflot offers 17 special meals with a few vegetarian and diet options as well as brand-new Russian menu.
As evidence of its top-notch service quality and value for money, Aeroflot’s business class has been recognised Best Business Class of any international airline by users of TripAdvisor. Passengers on TripAdvisor also named Aeroflot the No.1 major airline in Europe. This landslide customer recognition echoes that of the professional community. In 2016, Aeroflot was named by Skytrax Four Star Airline for the high quality of its service.
A330-300s are in service for the following flights (all time local):
SU2584 departs Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport daily (except Monday & Saturday) at 7:25 p.m. and arrives London’s Heathrow airport at 9:25 p.m.
SU2585 departs London daily (except Monday & Saturday) at 10:45 p.m. and arrives in Moscow at 4:25 a.m. on the following day.
SU263 departs Sheremetyevo at 6:35 p.m. Monday and 7:25 p.m. Saturday and arrives Heathrow at 8:55 p.m. and 9:25 p.m. respectively.
SU2575 departs Heathrow at 10:45 p.m. and arrives in Moscow at 4:25 a.m. the following day.
Since autumn 2016 Aeroflot has offered as many as 35 flights per week (as many as five flights per day) between Moscow and London, flying to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,062 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. In 2016, Aeroflot carried 29 million passengers (43.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).
In 2016, 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, and was also named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the fifth 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 197 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 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant.