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Manchester United Takes Off With Russian Airline Partnership

Mon 8th Jul 2013 | Football Sponsorship

Manchester United has today announced a five-year partnership with Aeroflot. The Moscow-based international airline will become the club’s Official Carrier.

The partnership marks the club’s first commercial venture in Russia - an expanding market it is keen to explore further and where it has close to 18 million followers.

Announced at a ceremony at United’s Old Trafford stadium today, Aeroflot’s CEO Vitaly Saveliev and Manchester United’s Group Managing Director, Richard Arnold, were joined by team manager, David Moyes, and the first team squad to celebrate the partnership..

As the Official Carrier of Manchester United, Aeroflot will provide the English Premier League champions with strategic advice on travel for the team and club representatives.

Manchester United group managing director, Richard Arnold comments: "Manchester United and Aeroflot share several core values and we are pleased to be welcoming such a high quality company as a sponsor.  Like the club, Aeroflot demonstrates team work, quality and a pride in its heritage, whilst still embracing new technologies and innovation.

"Aeroflot is celebrating its 90th birthday this year, but has already impressed us with its youthful energy.  We look forward to developing a meaningful partnership with them and reaching our fans in innovative and rewarding ways."

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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