Today, Aeroflot proudly received its first-ever A350 XWB from Airbus in Blagnac, Greater Toulouse. The jet was unveiled with an all-white livery, standing out from the other silver planes in its fleet. However, it’s not just its exterior that was shown off. There was plenty to admire in the cabin of the flag carrier of Russia’s new addition.
Simple Flying had the honor of attending the delivery ceremony of the highly-anticipated long-haul plane. In what was an exciting event, we managed to get close to the features that the A350-900 has to offer. The warm lighting and mature tones of the decor instantly gave me a warm feeling when stepping into the business class after entering the aircraft.
There are 28 private business class suites with full-flat beds and sliding doors. These are placed in a 1-2-1 configuration. Personally, my favorite spot was a suite next to the window but with the actual seat next to the aisle. However, there will no doubt be plenty of passengers preferring the suites that have the seats propped up against the window.
There are also several other aspects of the cabin that will also make it a delight to travel in – especially long-haul.
Throughout the cabin
Behind the mini kitchen area, there are 24 premium economy seats in a 2-4-2 formation, which Aeroflot calls its Comfort Class.
Ready for action
Altogether, Aeroflot has placed an order for a total of 22 A350-900s. It also holds 107 A320 family and 19 A330 family aircraft. The airline is in the company of 50 other firms who have placed orders for the widebody.
Aeroflot will fly the jets from Moscow to several international destinations including London, Dubai, New York, Miami, Osaka, and Beijing. Other Chinese destinations will eventually be on the cards, along with flights to Delhi.
Additionally, an Aeroflot spokesperson has shared that Singapore will be an added route for the aircraft from October. Passengers on these services are in store for some extra comfort on their long-haul trips!
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