- Aeroflot is Russia’s de facto national carrier and largest airline.
- Vitaly G. Saveliev is Aeroflot’s Director General and CEO (since April 10, 2009).
- Founded on March 17, 1923, Aeroflot is among the world’s oldest airlines and one of Russia’s most recognised brands. It has been named the world’s strongest airline brand by Brand Finance, the world's leading independent branded business valuation and strategy consultancy.
- Aeroflot was the first Russian airline company to join the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in 1989.
- Through its hub at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, Aeroflot, under the summer schedule (from March 26 through October 28, 2017), operates flights on 138 routes in 51 countries (50 routes in Russia). Inside Russia, Aeroflot has four branches — in St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Perm, and Vladivostok.
- In 12 months of 2016, Aeroflot carried 29.0 million passengers (11.0 per cent up year on year). 82,7 billion passenger-kilometres were flown (an 11.6% increase), the load factor constituted 81.3% (+2.0 p.p.) The total of 43.4 million passengers flew with all companies of Aeroflot Group (+10.3%).
- As part of its commitment to safety, Aeroflot operates the largest Centre of Flight Control (CFC) in Eastern Europe. The airline opened its own aviation school.
- The company also set up an up-to-date Emergency Operations Centre based on modern technologies.
- Aeroflot’s fleet, which is the world’s youngest among airline companies with active passenger aircraft fleet of more than 100 units, consists of 191 aircraft which are modern Airbus A320-family, A330, Boeing 737, Boeing 777 and Sukhoi Superjet 100 airliners. In 2008, Aeroflot started receiving Airbus A330 aircraft.
- In 2011, Aeroflot and Boeing announced orders for 16 Boeing 777s, deliveries started in 2013. Those new planes make it possible for the airline to dramatically increase its long-haul capabilities and standard of service.
- In September 2013, Aeroflot received the first Boeing 737 NG aircraft (out of up to 50 Boeing 737-800/737-900 planes on order).
- Since June 2011, 30 Sukhoi Superjet 100 new-generation Russian-built aircraft have been delivered to Aeroflot under the hard contract (all are currently in full specification).
- In 2015, Aeroflot and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company signed an agreement for an additional 20 of SSJ100 planes.
- Aeroflot is committed to deploying the most effective information technologies to increase service quality and economic efficiency and relies on modern systems to power its Internet bookings.
- Aeroflot is one of the world’s leading airlines in terms of digital innovation and Russia’s biggest online vendor.
- The company offers its passengers the most advanced self-service check-in options and in-flight amenities, including widening Internet access.
- To meet the needs of its passengers, Aeroflot is increasing its fleet and has built its own new hub in Moscow.
- Terminal D at Sheremetyevo which came into service in 2009 is designed to serve Aeroflot's flights as well as those of its Sky Team partners.
- Aeroflot’s Hub Control Center has been put into operation in Sheremetyevo with the purpose to coordinate transfer connection processes and oversee the flight control at the airport.
- Today, Aeroflot is an airline with an excellent safety record, operational reliability and a reputation for industry leading customer service.
- Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to be included in IATA’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Registry.
- The company also obtained the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) certification.Aeroflot’s integrated management system is certified to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 standards.
Our alliance and partnerships
- In April 2006, Aeroflot became a full member of SkyTeam, the second-largest airline alliance in the world (since 2011 also a member of SkyTeam Cargo).
- Through its combined vast network, SkyTeam provides service to 1,062 destinations in 177 countries.
- Aeroflot operates code-sharing agreements with 29 Russian and foreign airline companies.
- Aeroflot Group, Russia’s largest and fast-developing airline holding, includes three subsidiaries: Aurora (the Far Eastern unified airline which made its first flight in November 2013), Pobeda Airlines LLC (a low-cost carrier that commenced scheduled budget services on December 1, 2014), and Rossiya (a mid-cost airline that started operations on March 27, 2016).
- The Russian government owns 51% of Aeroflot. Legal entities and individuals own the remaining 49 per cent stake. In 1994, Aeroflot was registered as an open joint-stock company (public joint-stock company since July 1, 2015).
- PJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines shares are traded on the Moscow Exchange (MOEX) under the ticker: AFLT.
- According to the full year 2016 IFRS consolidated financial results, Aeroflot Group’s revenue reached RUB 495.9 billion, up 19.4% to 2015. EBITDAR rose 33.4% year-on-year to RUB 137.6 billion; EBITDAR margin was up 2.9 p.p. year-on-year to 27.7%. EBITDA increased 32.9% year-on-year to RUB 78.0 billion; EBITDA margin was up 1.6 p.p. year-on-year to 15.7%. Operating profit rose to RUB 63.3 billion (+43.4% year-on-year). Net income totaled RUB 38.8 billion.
Aware of its responsibility to society, Aeroflot pays great attention to preserving safe environment, operates actively in this sphere and is committed to the principles of sustainable development.
The PJSC “Aeroflot” Environmental Policy is aimed at improving the energy and environmental efficiency of its final product - carriage of passengers, baggage, cargo and mail.
The Company has voluntarily introduced and certified an environmental management system (EMS).
We actively implement measures to reduce СО2 emissions within the framework of PJSC “Aeroflot” Fuel Efficiency Program and Energy Conservation and Environment Efficiency Improvement Programs to 2020.
In order to implement the Carbon Offset Program, PJSC “Aeroflot” has introduced an online СО2 emissions calculator.
In the Community
- Aeroflot plays an active role in its community through on-going support of social programs, charitable organizations and community events. Aeroflot is actively involved with a variety of social initiatives, including:
- The Flat Rate Program that ensures affordable air travel between Central Russia and its far-flung regions and cities like the Far East, Kaliningrad and Simferopol, thereby promoting geographical mobility of people.
- An international program which facilitates air travel for war veterans during the annual Victory Day celebrations in May.
- Regular assistance in transportation of gravely ill children to overseas medical institutions for treatment unavailable in their home communities.
- Miles of Charity Program, a joint project of Aeroflot and Podari Zhizn (Gift of Life) Foundation, which allows frequent flyers to donate their bonus miles to seriously ill children.
- Aeroflot supports the Train of Hope, a national charity action for orphans, by providing free air transportation for prospective adoptive parents.
- Throughout its history, Aeroflot has traditionally supported sports. It has the status of General Partner of the Russian Olympic Committee and Official Carrier of the Russian Olympic Team. It is the official carrier for Russia’s national football team and the Russian national basketball teams. The company is a partner of the Russian Football Union and the Volleyball Federation of Russia. Aeroflot sponsors the Russian Cycling Federation, the Russian Federation of Acrobatic Rock’n’Roll, and the Russian Golf Association. In 2013, Aeroflot became the official carrier of Manchester United football club. The company sponsors the world’s top open chess tournament, the Aeroflot Open.
- Russia’s Ministry for Extraordinary Situations (EMERCOM). Aeroflot works closely with the Russian government to provide aid and evacuation services to people affected by conflict or natural disasters.
- Aeroflot has its Public Council which consists of prominent public figures and performs advisory functions to the company in making its policy best suited to the needs and interests of society.
- As a major international airline, Aeroflot is a leading employer providing over 21,500 jobs in Russia and at its operations abroad. It remains committed to investing in its staff and supports a progressive work environment with competitive salaries and benefit packages under a collective bargaining agreement which is in effect until December 1, 2017.