I attended the First Aeroflot A350-900 delivery ceremony at Airbus HQ in Toulouse, France yesterday. Aeroflot Russian Airlines is the launch operator of the A350 type in Eastern Europe and CIS.
Aeroflot’s A350-900 features a distinctive new livery, embracing its almost 100 year heritage. 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.
I went onboard to check out the new interior featuring all new Business Class Suite. The Aeroflot A350 has 28 Business Class Suite, 24 Comfort (Premium Economy) and 264 Economy Class makes a total 316 seats. A brand new A350 delivery should come with the best product. In my views, this is definitely a huge step up from the current Business Class offering at Aeroflot.
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.