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Firm contract for delivery of 50 MC-21 airliners to Aeroflot to be signed this year

The United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) plans to sign a firm contract with Russia’s flagship airline Aeroflot this year for the delivery of 50 MC-21 medium-haul airliners, UAC President Yuri Slyusar said on Thursday. "I can’t tell you exactly so far about a firm contract for the MC-21 [signing at the MAKS airshow outside Moscow]. But we’ll surely sign a contract with our pa...

Dozens injured, some with broken bones, as Moscow-Bangkok plane hits turbulence

Turbulence “out of nowhere,” as passengers put it, injured up to 27 people – mostly Russians – on a Boeing 777 plane en route from Moscow to Bangkok, just 40 minutes before the aircraft landed. “All of the injured have been taken to a local hospital. They mostly have bruises and fractures,” the Russian Embassy in Thailand reported, putting the number of...

SkyTeam Liveried Boeing B737-800 Joins Aeroflot Fleet

Aeroflot took delivery of its brand new B737-800 aircraft made by Boeing. The aircraft features the livery of SkyTeam, second largest global airline alliance. Aeroflot is a full-fledged member of SkyTeam since 2006. The 20-member alliance operates on an extensive network embracing 1,062 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. Aeroflot’s Boeing 737-800 has two-class composition with 20...

Aeroflot Airbus A321 veers off runway

Nearly 200 passengers and crew aboard an Airbus A321 landed with a bad fright as their Aeroflot flight SU 1008, linking Moscow to Russia's westernmost city of Kaliningrad, veered off the runway in a snowstorm on  3rdJanuary. The A321 touched down on the runway at 10.55pm local time, but for reasons as yet unclear, it suddenly veered to the right and then skid off the runway. Its nose-g...

Aeroflot Flies Delegation of British Veterans to Russia for 75th Anniversary Celebration of Artic Convoys

A delegation of British veterans traveled aboard Aeroflot today to the Russian city of Arkhangelsk to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first Arctic convoy. During World War II, British ships escorted merchant vessels to Arkhangelsk and Murmansk in order to deliver essential supplies to the Soviet Union. Today’s delegation consists of 20 veterans and accompanying family and friends,...

Aeroflot Expands Fleet with Four New Airbus A321s

Aeroflot has taken delivery of four new A321s equipped with aerodynamic wing-tips known as Sharklets. All A321 aircraft are named in honour of outstanding Russian people who contributed a lot to artistic, cultural and scientific development. VP-BAE bears the name of Sergei Bondarchuk, a Russian film director, screenwriter and actor. VP-BKI has been named Dmitry Ryabushinsky, a R...

A320 with CSKA Moscow livery joins Aeroflot fleet

Aeroflot has unveiled a new Airbus A320 in the livery of CSKA Moscow football club, one of Russia’s best-known sports teams. The new livery is based on the club’s famous horse logo, the club’s official symbol and mascot. Football fans and bloggers gathered at Sheremetyevo International Airport to see the plane and its unusual livery. Aeroflot and CSKA have a long history of...

Aeroflot suspends sales of tickets to Turkey and amends Istanbul flight schedule

Aeroflot today announces that it has suspended sales and re-booking of tickets to Istanbul and Antalya for Russian citizens following the ban imposed on 16 July by the Russian aviation regulator, Rosaviatsia, on Russian citizens entering Turkey. The airline is continuing to sell tickets for flights departing from Turkey. Foreign citizens have an opportunity to book tickets from Russia to...