Moscow — Aeroflot has taken delivery of new A321 aircraft equipped with aerodynamic wing-tips known as Sharklets. The VQBTU aircraft is named in honour of Sergei Belov, a professional basketball player, considered to be one of the best European players of all time.

The airliner is designed in a new enhanced two class composition with 16 seats in business and 167 in economy.

Aeroflot operates А321 aircraft across its European and domestic routes network. A321 airplanes satisfy the highest reliability, safety and comfort standards and are considered among the best for mid-range flights.

About Aeroflot

Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot serves 146 destinations in 52 countries.

Aeroflot’s 241-strong fleet is the youngest of any airline worldwide that operates more than 100 aircraft. In 2017, Aeroflot carried 32.8 million passengers (50.1 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).

Aeroflot holds 4-Star Airline status from Skytrax and was named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the seventh time at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Aeroflot has also been awarded a five-star global airline rating by US aviation association APEX.

Aeroflot is the world’s strongest airline brand and most powerful brand in Russia according to leading brand strategy consultancy Brand Finance.