Aeroflot – General Information
Aeroflot is the national transporter and the biggest airline in Russia. Aeroflot has domestic and international flights to 97 cities in 48 countries, mainly from the international airport Sheremetyevo, Moscow.
Main Headquarter and Flights
With a main base in Moscow Aeroflot is one of the oldest airlines in the world, established back in 1923. During the Soviet Union Aeroflot became a synonym for the soviet civil aviation. The company was the first in the world to introduce a regular passenger line on 15 September, 1956 with the plane Tupolev TU-104.
During the Soviet Union Aeroflot is the national transporter for USSR and the biggest airline in the world. After the fall of communism Aeroflot turned from a state into a semi-privatized company, which today is defined as one of the most profitable ones.
Aeroflot started modernizing its fleet, intensive increasing the destinations and improving its image. In April 2006 the company joined the alliance SkyTeam
Around March 2010 Aeroflot served regular passenger and had transportations to 48 countries and 97 destinations.
The company gradually updates its fleet with modern passenger planes – AirBus and Boeing. It owns 24 A320/A319 planes, serving the destinations in Europe and Russia and 11 planes Boeing 767 for longer distances. The total number of planes which the company owns is 93, and it transported 6.9 million passengers in 2009. On 14 January, 2010 Aeroflot retired the last TU-154 after 40 years of service. Its last flight was from Yekaterinburg to Moscow.