Rossiya Airlines, a member of the Aeroflot Group, obtained a status of the Official Carrier of the 1st Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games, which will be held in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk from February 8 to 17, 2019. Boeing 777-300ER wide-body airliner will be delivering participants and organizers from Moscow to the Far East.

The CEO of the airline, Mr. Sergey ALEXANDROVSKY, said: ‘It is a special honor for the airline to be involved in holding one of the most important sporting events of 2019 in our country. For our part, we will do everything possible so that young athletes and fans fly to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in comfortable conditions, ready to win in a fair fight! Our airline supports sport and sporting achievements, as we believe that the power of sport can bring people of different cultures together.’

‘It is exciting that one of the country’s major air carriers supports such a significant event for Russia and the international community. We are sure that guests, athletes, and judges who fly to Sakhalin will feel all the hospitality. It’s nice that it will embrace them at the entrance to the aircraft,’ said tr. Vladimir MAKSIMOV, Director General of Children of Asia Games Administration.

The 1st Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games are held to raise awareness about Olympic movement, nurture youth sports, and strengthen international sports cooperation as per the Concept of the Games, ratified by the Children of Asia Games International Committee. The first winter edition of the Games will be held with the support of the Government of the Russian Federation, the Olympic Council of Asia, the Russian Olympic Committee, the Ministry of Sports of Russia, and the Government of Sakhalin Region. The most outstanding young athletes will be determined in such disciplines as figure skating, ice hockey, short track, alpine skiing, snowboarding, biathlon, cross-country skiing, and ski jumping.

Rossiya Airlines has highest regard for supporting domestic athletes. Since July 2014, Rossiya has been a partner and the official carrier of Zenit FC, and the legendary VQ-BAS Airbus A319, officially named Zenitolet, became the first aircraft to wear colors of the Russian football club. Since its presentation in November 2014, it has been enjoying recognition among football fans and travelers.

In 2018 an Airbus A319 VQ-BCP Sportolet joined the airline’s fleet and obtained a unique livery, containing stylized images and attributes representing four sports – football, ice hockey, rhythmic gymnastics, and figure skating. Rossiya has an extensive successful experience in carrying various sports teams, for instance, figure skating and ice hockey. The airline is equally popular with its passengers and with sports teams that demand compliance with strict sports regime and require special conditions, even while in the air.