Aeroflot

flag carrier of Russia

Aeroflot is the national airline of the Russian Federation. It's one of the oldest airlines in the world. It has been flying for over a century.

An Airbus A319 of Aeroflot
Aeroflot Russian Airlines logo (en).svg

HistoryEdit

Aeroflot began in 1923 in the Soviet Union. Much of Aeroflot's history was kept secret once the Cold War began and Aeroflot had to stop flying to the United States.

Throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s, Aeroflot and many Eastern Bloc airlines suffered many air crashes due to old and poor Russian airplanes. Those were the only ones Aeroflot and those airlines could use. However, Aeroflot was the world's largest airline until the 1980s.[1] After the Soviet Union ended in 1991, Aeroflot began modernizing its fleet and buying more Western airplanes, like the Airbus A300 and Boeing 767. By 1991, Aeroflot again started flying to the United States. Aeroflot is member of aviation alliance SkyTeam.[2] As of 2021, Aeroflot was flying to 146 cities in 52 countries.[3]

FleetEdit

Aircraft In service Order Notes
A320-200 64
A321-200 36
A330-200 2
A330-300 10
A350-900 7 13
B737-800 37
B777-300ER 22
Ikrut MS-21 260 Additional order for 210 of its type in September 2022
Sukhoi Superjet 100 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. "FlightGlobal Archive". Reed Business Information. Archived from the original on 3 December 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  2. "Aeroflot Successfully Cooperates With SkyTeam Alliance Despite Sanctions". Sputnik. 6 September 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  3. "Company Profile". aeroflot.com. Retrieved 29 March 2015.