Aeroflot Russian Airlines has taken delivery of their first A350-900, becoming the launch operator of the latest generation of widebody aircraft in Eastern Europe and CIS.

Aeroflot A350

Aeroflot’s A350-900 features a distinctive new livery, embracing its almost 100 year heritage. I attended the delivery ceremony today. Let's check out their brand new A350.

Flight attendants dressed up in retro Aeroflot uniforms, dating back to the 1960s, during a unique ceremony with ballet dancing. The plane is named after famous Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

Aeroflot First A350-900 Delivery in Toulouse
Aeroflot First A350-900 Delivery in Toulouse
Flight attendants dressed up in Aeroflot vintage uniform during the delivery
Aeroflot A350-900 XWB VQ-BFY
Aeroflot A350-900 XWB VQ-BFY
Aeroflot A350-900 XWB VQ-BFY
Aeroflot A350-900 with Rolls Royce Trent XWB-84 engine

Business Class Suite

Aeroflot’s A350-900 features a brand new and elegant cabin design. The aircraft has a spacious three-class cabin layout with 316 seats.

28 private Business Class suites with full-flat seats. All the seats have full enclosures, similar to Delta One or Qatar Airways QSuite on the A350.

Aeroflot A350 Business Class Suite
Aeroflot A350 Business Class Suite

Taking a deeper look, Aeroflot Business Class Suite is not exactly Qatar Airways QSuite as there are backward facing seats on QSuite. On Aeroflot all the suite are facing forward.

Aeroflot A350 Business Class Suite
Aeroflot A350 Business Class Suite
Aeroflot A350 Business Class Suite
Aeroflot A350 Business Class Suite

There are mini-bar inside storage, a very large 32" IFE, a shoe box and closet in every suite.

In my views, this is definitely a huge step up from the current Business Class offering at Aeroflot. We have seen many airlines especially the one without First Class are pushing boundary with their latest Business Class. Obviously, a brand new A350 delivery should come with the best product.

Comfort Class (Premium Economy)

There are 28 Premium Economy seats in a 2-4-2 configuration.

Economy Class

264 economy class seats across 2 sections in a 3-3-3 configuration. The seat pitch is a standard 32".

Aeroflot A350 Economy Class
Aeroflot A350 Economy Class

Aeroflot will operate its A350-900 from Moscow to a number of destinations including: London, New York, Miami, Osaka and Beijing. Aeroflot has a total of 14 A350-900 aircraft on order. The Russian airline plan to take delivery of 11 A350s in 2020.

Russian aviation regulator Rosaviatsiya has awarded a type certificate to Airbus' newest wide-body A350, thus approving its operation by Russian airlines, ahead of its service entry with the country's debut customer Aeroflot.

Aeroflot recently announced new flight to Singapore with A350

If the price are competitive, will you give Aeroflot A350 a try?

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