Russia. Aeroflot without movies and music on board. He offers the passengers a nap
Passengers of the Russian airline Aeroflot will no longer watch movies or listen to music during the flight, the carrier announced on Thursday. This is due to “refusal to provide service by foreign suppliers”, as the majority of Aeroflot’s fleet consists of foreign-made aircraft. In return, airlines offer their passengers alternative ways to spend their time: clearing the memory on the phone or writing thanks to the cabin crew.
The Russian airline reported the inconvenience on December 1 on its Telegram channel. According to the information, their passengers will no longer watch movies or listen to music on Airbus A320, Airbus A321 and Boeing 737 aircraft. This is almost the entire modern fleet of the Russian carrier – Aeroflot currently has 137 aircraft of these types and only 40 aircraft of other models. As explained, the reason for the lack of access to films and music on board is “refusal to provide service by foreign suppliers”.
Aeroflot is looking for passengers to keep busy
However, the carrier assured that it would not leave its passengers unoccupied. “We are already working on a new native solution that we will be happy to present to you in the New Year!”, they assured. At the same time, in the same entry, passengers were offered a list of other entertainment that can now be reached on the plane as part of the “digital detox”.
“Finally finish reading a book from your reading list for this year,” reads one of the tips. Another suggests clearing your phone of old photos: “There are probably ten identical photos of your pet in there,” the carrier notes. Aeroflot also recommends its passengers to meditate, write reviews about the flight and thank the cabin crew. She suggests taking stock of this year and planning for next, and taking a nap: “It’s always a good idea when you’re an adult.”
Aeroflot after the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Russian airlines have been hit hard by international sanctions imposed after Russian aggression on Ukraine. Within days of the invasion, most European countries, including Canada and United Statesclosed its airspace to them. In early August, Reuters reported that Aeroflot, in accordance with the recommendations of the Russian government, decided to “sacrifice” some planes and disassemble them for partsto ensure that the rest of the foreign-made machines can still fly until at least 2025. This is due to the fact that the Russian carrier lost access to spare parts from abroad due to the imposed sanctions.
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