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Brand New A320 Aircraft “P.Yablochkov” Joins Aeroflot Fleet.


Author Dmitry Zherdin

Author Dmitry Zherdin

On April 24, 2013 Aeroflot took delivery of A320 airplane made by Airbus. The aircraft is named in honor of Pavel Nikolayevich Yablochkov, Russian electrical engineer and inventor of the “Yablochkov candle” – the earliest commercially successful electric carbon arc lamp.

Now the Aeroflot fleet counts 85 A319/320/321 aircraft with the average airplane age of 4,9 years.

All Airbus aircraft are received by Aeroflot directly from Airbus manufacturing plants. The airplanes are designed in two class composition and can carry 116 (A319), 140 and 158 (A320) and 170 (A321) passengers. These aircraft provide services on European and Russian domestic destinations.

Airbus A320 family airplanes satisfy the highest reliability, safety and comfort standards and are one of the best for mid-range flights.

Celebrating its 90-th anniversary in 2013, Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship airline and the largest national air company. Proudly being a member of SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot with its partnering members provides service to 1000 destinations in 187 countries. Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe counting 136 aircraft formed by Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average airplane age of 5 years. In 2012 Aeroflot carried 17,7 million passengers, continuously showing the best results in modern Russia’s history. In the same year Aeroflot received Readers’ Choice Condé Nast Traveller Award as the best Russian airline. Find more at www.aeroflot.ru. 

 

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