December 1, 2014, Moscow. – Low-cost carrier Pobeda (Victory) – 100% subsidiary of Aeroflot, has performed today its first commercial flight on the route Moscow – Volgograd.
Pobeda will provide daily flights on the route Moscow – Volgograd – Moscow from Vnukovo, Terminal A in accordance with the following schedule:
DP 181 leaves Moscow at 10:50 and arrives in Volgograd at 12:40;
DP 182 leaves Volgograd at 13:20 and arrives in Moscow at 15:05.
The plan is to start daily flights from Moscow to Yekaterinburg, Samara, Perm, Belgorod, Tyumen and Surgut in December. The minimum one-way fare is 999 rubles (taxes and fees not included). Tickets are available on the website www.pobeda.aero or by phone.
Aeroflot CEO and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Budzhetny Perevozschik Vitaly Saveliev said: “The name Pobeda (Victory) is directly related to the upcoming anniversary of the Great Victory and symbolizes our common victory inevitable over those difficulties and external challenges faced by our country and our people this year.
Pobeda will operate new and efficient narrow-body aircraft Boeing 737-800NG, which can carry up to 189 passengers. By the end of 2014 the fleet of the airline will consist of 4 aircraft. By 2018 it is planning to increase fleet up to 40 units. It is expected that by this time the company will serve more than 45 routes and carry over 10 mln passengers.
Pobeda is a part of Aeroflot Group and realizes the classic low-cost project. The main goal of the company is to increase the mobility of the population and accessibility of transport between regions of the Russian Federation. The company is focused on the price-sensitive customers.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2013, its 90th anniversary year, Aeroflot carried 20.9 million passengers (31.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries), a record for any Russian airline. A proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,052 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates the youngest fleet in the world (among the major airlines), numbering 152 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners. Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety. The company’s European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, which is the main globally recognized safety parameter, is comparable to global peers. The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the fifth time in 2013, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant. In 2014 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the third time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.