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18 June 2015

Aeroflot Carried A Record Number Of WWII Veterans

June 18, 2015, Moscow. — Aeroflot has finished an unprecedented large-scale campaign devoted to the World War II 70th anniversary. The airline has carried a record number of passengers free-of-charge — more than 20 thousand WWII veterans and their accompanies.

Within the row of festive events Aeroflot has also introduced new liveries on many of its planes featuring the Ribbon of St. George and a white dove, the official symbols of Victory Day in Russia.

Social programs have always been a crucial part of Aeroflot’s development strategy. As the leading Russian airline Aeroflot attaches the utmost importance to the social component of its activities, consistently supporting the veterans of the WWII.

About Aeroflot

Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2014, Aeroflot carried 23.6 million passengers (34.7 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 one of the youngest fleets in the world, numbering 160 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 sixth time in 2015, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant. In 2015 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the fourth time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com. 

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