Aeroflot presented an aircraft decked out in the company’s 95th anniversary celebration livery at Sheremetyevo airport today.
In the summer of 2017 Aeroflot announced a competition to design an aircraft livery. Members of the public were given the opportunity to create their own livery design and upload it to the contest website.
The next step was online voting, which narrowed the field to 10 finalists. Then the winner was chosen from amongst the finalists by an expert jury that included members of Aeroflot’s Management Board.
Ekaterina Lesik took first place in the competition with a white and blue design in stylized traditional Russian patterns.
An Airbus 321 was painted according to the design of the competition winner. The aircraft bears the name of the celebrated theater director Yuri Lyubimov.
The aircraft performed its first flight in its festive livery on the Moscow–Yerevan route on 4 May 2018.