Aeroflot – Russian Airlines got the permission for commercial operation of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and puts the liner into service immediately. The long-awaited “green light” was given by the Russian aviation authorities on February 4th 2013, Aeroflot’s press-service reports.
The aircraft was delivered to Aeroflot at a ceremony held in Boeing’s Seattle facility in late January. Aeroflot’s Boeing 777-300ER performed its first revenue flight on February 5th 2013 from Moscow to Bangkok. The SU270 flight departed from Sheremetyevo’s Terminal F at 20:40 Moscow time, the airline explained.
"Aeroflot has ordered a total of 16 Boeing 777-300ERs. This order is aimed at expanding the long-haul capacities of the Russia’s leading airline. These aircraft will play a significant role in the implementation of Aeroflot’s strategy in the area of route network expansion. This also refers to international destinations, which will be serviced by Aeroflot and its SkyTeam partners during Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games and World Football Cup 2018", - the airline noted.
“Boeing 777-300ER is one of the most successful twin-engine long-haul aircraft in the world. It has an outstanding fuel efficiency, spacious cabin, long range and high reliability. The Boeing 777-300ER Signature Interior is famous for larger overhead bins and spacious storage area. All these features made Boeing 777-300ER very popular among air passengers worldwide. In particular, the readers of Executive Travel Magazine published by American Express have repeatedly voted for 777 as their favorite aircraft”, - the airline noted.
New Boeing 777-300ER will help Aeroflot improve the quality of service, matching versatile demands of its passengers. The jets have a three-class layout: in addition to business and economy classes, Aeroflot offers COMFORT (Premium Economy) class of service, providing a number of important cabin amenities for a reasonable price, the carrier’s press-service noted.