20 July 2015, St Petersburg. — Aeroflot (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) announces that Deputy CEO for Customer Relations Vadim Zingman has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rossiya Airlines at the Board’s meeting held on July 17 in St. Petersburg.
Vadim Zingman has worked for Russia’s flagship airline Aeroflot since 2009. Under his management Aeroflot’s customer service has achieved global recognition, with the Carrier receiving more than 60 international awards for service including Best Airline in Eastern Europe four times at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards.
Aeroflot Group assumed full commercial control of Rossiya Airlines on 30 March 2014, continuing the successful process of integrating the subsidiaries that Aeroflot acquired from State Corporation Rostec in 2011. Rossiya now operates flights under Aeroflot’s SU code.
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 162 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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