December 1, 2010, Moscow. Aeroflot has been pronounced the best airline and has taken the first place in the Annual Quietest Airline Competition held by the Prague Airport.
The competition is part of the joint program on protecting the environment carried out by the Prague Airport and Prague and it is the fourth time that the award has been given. In 2010 ten leading European airlines which have regular flights to Prague competed for the award. From June until October 2010, the period during which air traffic at Ruzyne is most intense, ANOMS8 has been used to monitor noise.
Lufthansa, KLM and Austrian Airlines were found to be the best in the nomination in the previous years.
After the award ceremony Oleg Firsaev, the Aeroflot General Representative in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, in his comments to the participants of the ceremony and the media related that the main reason why Aeroflot has won the nomination was the focus of the company on innovative development, professional pilot training and plane maintenance.
Aeroflot Airbus A319 and A320 are currently flying to Prague.
Aeroflot is a leading air transport company in Russia as well as a member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance. The cumulative network of routes comprises 898 destinations in 169 countries of the world. In 2009 Aeroflot transported 8.755 ml people while the Aeroflot Group of Companies transported 11.1 ml.
Aeroflot came first among European members of SkyTeam in the quality of its passenger service in economy class on short and medium range flights and in business class on long haul flights. The leadership of Aeroflot was established based on the SkyTeam Onboard Survey over the period of April – September 2009.
Aeroflot is one of the 25 leading world airlines in terms of financial and economic activity in 2009 (operating and net profit), according to the Air Transport World magazine.
Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to enter the IOSA registry and has kept up the standard ever since. The airline has been successfully audited in terms of its compliance with the ISAGO safety requirements for ground operations. The company complies with ISO 9001:2000.
Aeroflot has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in Europe comprising 103 planes. Aeroflot headquarters are in Moscow in Sheremetyevo International Airport. For more information see www.aeroflot.ru.
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