September 27, 2010, Moscow – In St. Petersburg-based Pulkovo airport one can now independently check-in for Aeroflot flights using cell phone. During the check-in procedure a boarding pass shown as a 2D barcode and brief information for passengers are displayed on the cell phone screen. The received image is a boarding pass. However, due to security regulations in effect in Russian airport, each passenger has to independently printout his/her paper boarding pass by pressing the screen of his/her cell phone to an optical scanner located before the special control.
Mobile check-in begins 24 hours and ends1 ½ hours prior to the departure time. Similar to online check-in, when performing check-in using cell phone, the passenger can independently choose seats in the airplane.
Currently this service is available to passengers of domestic flights departing from the Pulkovo airport and the D terminal of the Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow.
Before the end of this year this service will also become available in a number of major European airports and, primarily, in London.
By having implemented mobile registration, Aeroflot made another step for improvement of its services on the basis of state-of-the-art technologies.
Aeroflot, a leader of Russia’s air fleet, is a member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance. Aeroflot’s overall flight network comprises 898 locations in 169 countries. In 2009, 8.755 mln passengers used Aeroflot’s services and 11.1 mln used the services offered by the Aeroflot group.
Aeroflot was the winner in the contest between European members of SkyTeam in serving economy-class passengers in short- and medium-range flights and business-class passengers in long-range flights. “Onboard Survey,” the marketing survey conducted by SkyTeam from April to September 2009, confirmed Aeroflot’s leading positions.
Aeroflot belongs to 25 leading airlines of the world according to Air Transport World journal, based on the results of its financial and economic activities in 2009 (“operating profit” and “profit margin” categories).
Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to be included in the IOSA operator registry and it continues to confirm the certificate in a regular way. The airline has successfully passed the Safety audit for ground operations (ISAGO). Aeroflot is a holder of the unified certificate of compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2000.
Aeroflot operates one of the youngest air fleets in Europe that consists of 91 aircraft. Aeroflot’s hub is Sheremetyevo international airport in Moscow. For more details please visit www.aeroflot.ru.
Public Relations and Relations with Public Bodies Department