Aeroflot was founded in 1923 and is the flag carrier for the Russian Federation. The obvious Aeroflot nickname of “Aerosplat” ("splat" is the sound made by a crash) has been cited in print since at least 1995.
Aeroflot has also been nicknamed “Aeroflop.”
OJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (Russian: ОАО «Аэрофло́т-Росси́йские авиали́нии», OAO Aeroflot-Rossiyskiye avialinii) (MCX: AFLT), commonly known as Aeroflot (Russian: Аэрофлот, English translation: “air fleet"), is the flag carrier and largest airline of the Russian Federation. The carrier operates domestic and international passenger services, mainly from its hub at Sheremetyevo International Airport.
Aeroflot is one of the oldest airlines in the world, tracing its history back to 1923. During the Soviet era, Aeroflot was the Soviet national airline and the largest airline in the world. Following the dissolution of the USSR, the carrier has been transformed from a state-run enterprise into a semi-privatised company which ranks amongst the most profitable in the world. Aeroflot is still considered the de facto national airline of Russia. It is 51%-owned by the Russian Government, as of June 2011.
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From: (David N. Bassan)
Subject: Re: Busimess trip to Western Siberia
In article <3o9i53$...@ixnews4.ix.netcom.com>,
(Eric Freeman) wrote:
> materials. Has anyone out there recently traveled to Siberia and have
> an interesting story to share? Has anyone flown Aeroflot? We known
> its record but will have to fly it, what are the actual conditions.
No direct experience, but Erica Jong flew Aerosplat when she visited her grandparents’ home years back, and after helping to douse a fire started when the flight crew put a potholder in the stove, she writes: “Now I finally understood when Kafka meant when he said: ‘There is hope—but not for us.’”
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Subject: Re: Some flight announcements
>Several of these actually reminded me of my many experiences flying
>Aeroflot, or as we affectionately called it, Aerosplat.
Aeroflot 559 BKK-SIN in F class
Apr 18, 01, 1:28 pm
The mighty Aerosplat! I had the chance to fly on them back in the late 80s and they weren’t all that bad. Question though, do they still service the entire cabin with only one glass on the drink trolley or do they actually hand out individual glasses now?
Airline nicknames, page 1
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Just few examples…
06-10-2009, 02:41 PM
Airline nickname list
This will not be new to most people here—it is an expansion of a list that has been around for years.
Accidents Expected Regularly On F*cking Lethal Old Tupolevs
Aircraft Everywhere Run On Fuel Left Over by Tanks
Airline Every Russian Or Foreigner Leaves on Terrified
Almost Everyone Retches Once Finished Landing On This
Ancient Engines, Really Old Fleet, Lots Of Trouble
An Exciting Russian Offer For Lashings Of Terror
Frequent Flyer Humor and One-Upmanship
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