AEROFLOT SIGN NEW AGREEMENT WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF SAINT PETERBURG
April 30, 2009 Moscow. JSC “Aeroflot Russian Airlines” and the government of Saint Petersburg have signed a beneficiary agreement to support the residents of Saint Petersburg, namely the veterans of 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War and the victims of the siege of Leningrad.
Within the terms of this Agreement Aeroflot grants no less than a thousand free tickets to the veterans, disabled veterans of 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War, under-aged prisoners of concentration camps and the victims of the siege of Leningrad. The regular flight tickets will be issued during the period from May 04, 2009 to May 28, 2009 to the destinations of the Russian Federation, Europe, the CIS, and Baltic countries.
The collaboration between Aeroflot and the government of Saint Petersburg is a long-standing tradition. The agreement on collaboration signed between Aeroflot and the government of Saint Petersburg is effective during the recent years and provides for the development of air service and tourism in Saint Petersburg, it also supports international, business, cultural, etc. connections.
Within the framework on this agreement Aeroflot flies around seriously ill children to the medical centres abroad on a free-pass basis, participates in the carriage of Saint Petersburg’s official, cultural, etc. delegations. Aeroflot funded the works on restoration of Mikhail Kutuzov’s monument thus making a tribute to the 300th anniversary of Saint Petersburg, and provides for the annual preventive repair of the monument. Aeroflot is a participant of a beneficiary club Tsarskoye Selo Friends.
Aeroflot’s affiliate located in Saint Petersburg has its own maintenance service line, A320 pilots, and cabin crew department to support Saint Petersburg-Moscow line. In 2008 Aeroflot carried 487 540 passengers over Saint Petersburg-Moscow line, thus increasing the previous year figures by 21 per cent.
The office of Saint Petersburg Aeroflot affiliate is located with the following address: 191025, Rubinshtein str., 1/43, phone: +7-812-438-55-83.
AEROFLOT is headquartered in Moscow, in the Sheremetyevo International Airport. As Russia’s largest carrier, the company flies around 10 million passengers annually, together with its subsidiaries, around 12 million passengers.
Aeroflot operates its own flights to 96 destinations in 48 countries. It accounts for over 45% of Russia’s scheduled international traffic. The company strives to enhance its share of domestic traffic, which now is 12.5% (with its subsidiaries, 17%t).
Aeroflot is a member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance. Aeroflot has given its customers an access to a route network covering 905 in 169 countries (more info is available on our website www.skyteam.com). Aeroflot operates code-sharing agreements with 28 foreign and Russian airline companies.
Aeroflot has one of Europe’s youngest air fleets that consists of 96 aircrafts, more than half are state-of-the-art airliners. The air fleet is regularly replenished. The company plans to receive the new generation Russian airplanes Sukhoi SuperJet-100.
Aeroflot complies with the highest international safety standards. Following the results of the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the company was the first Russian carrier to be included in the IOSA Registry. In 2007, Aeroflot confirmed the certificate in compliance with the new, a more strict regulation version. Since March 2008, the company’s Quality Management System has been certified as complying with ISO 9001:2000.
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