It used to be the butt of jokes during the Soviet era, but Aeroflot is now flying high in the fashion stakes, topping a poll to find Europe’s most stylish airline.

Despite Russians being voted as one of the least stylish nations recently, the airline topped a poll which asked participants to rate airline uniforms on a scale of one to five.

As Fashion Week hits the international style capitals, search site Skyscanner polled more than 1,200 travellers asking which airlines lead in the style stakes. While the Russians may have put their best fashion foot forward, British Airways, flying the flag in red white and blue, came in a close second overall.

In fact, British budget airline Flybe also fared remarkably well, just failing to make the top five but still taking a fashion-forward sixth place. Perhaps Kelly Brook’s recent promotional campaign for Flybe’s new inflight entertainment programme helped boost the airline’s style rating.

German airline Lufthansa, with its blue suits and yellow scarves, has pipped the traditionally chic French into third place, while Finnish airline Finnair flies the flag for the Nordic region and completes the top five most stylish European airlines.

Most stylish airlines:

1.       Aeroflot
2.       BA
3.       Lufthansa
4.       Air France
5.       Finnair