On December 10 the first regular flight by Boeing 767 was made from Moscow to Chicago.
On December 27 Aeroflot was announced as the official airline of the Russian team to the ХIХ Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.
During the New Year holidays from December 29, 2001, to January 7, 2002, Aeroflot carried 108,853 passengers and became the leading Russian airline.
On October 28 Aeroflot switched to its winter schedule until March 30, 2002. During that period, the airline company made flights to 108 destinations in 54 countries across the world.
The World Organization of Intellectual Property granted Aeroflot Russian Airlines a trademark registration certificate.
A new corporate sales office was opened in the Moscow Riverside Towers Business Centre on Kosmodamianskaya Quay, 52/5.
On September 6 Aeroflot Russian Airlines held an extraordinary shareholders meeting to consider the premature termination of the current authorities of the Board of Directors and to approve its new members. The Valery Okulov, Aeroflot’s Director General, and Alexander Zubarov, First Deputy Director for Financial, Economic and Commercial Activity, received the majority vote.
On September 20 a Code-Sharing Agreement with LOT Polish Airlines was signed to commence regular joint flights on the Moscow - Warsaw – Moscow route.
On September 24, at the meeting of Aeroflot’s Board of Directors, Sergei Frank, Russia’s Transport Minister, was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Aeroflot opened a new office in Minsk.
In September Aeroflot carried 569,300 passengers, a 15.2% increase against the same period last year; mail carriage increased by 55.8%.
On August 28 Aeroflot opened a new office in Perm.
The World Organization of Intellectual Property granted Aeroflot a trademark protection certificate on transportation means, advertising, marketing air freight carriages, know-how in the field of civil aviation, research and development, and computer programs in Russia, Cuba, China, Egypt, France, Ukraine, Singapore, Turkey, and the UK.
On July 1 smoking was banned on Aeroflot flights less than fours long during the tourist season. The ban originally applied to flights under two hours.
On July 26 regular flights began between Moscow and Astrakhan.
On May 8 an agreement was signed with Bovis Lend Lease International Limited on managing design and construction works at Sheremetyevo-3 Terminal.
On May 19 Aeroflot Russian Airlines held its annual shareholders meeting.
The Company’s new Board of Directors consisting of seven representatives of the Russian government and two representatives of the airline company was elected.
In April, according to a Readers’ Digest poll, Aeroflot took top place in the “Airline Companies. Most Trustworthy Trademarks for Readers” category.
On April 15 new flights commenced from Moscow to Uzbekistan’s capital, Tashkent. A protocol on contractual intentions was signed between Aeroflot and Sibir Airline Company,; establishing combined routes operated by both airlines and a joint leasing company.
On March 2 the Company’s aviation unit of freight carriers celebrated its 30th anniversary. Aeroflot possesses a Russian customs carrier licence and a license for hazardous cargo transportation. In 2000 Aeroflot carried more than 100,000 tons of post and freight for the first time in thirty years.
Aeroflot was the winner of the “Wings of Russia-2000” competition in the categories: “Airline of the Year -Passenger Carrier on Domestic Routes” and “Airline of the Year -Freight Carrier on Domestic and International Routes”.
An agreement was signed with Estonian Air on the joint operation of the Tallinn - Moscow - Tallinn route.
On March 26 Aeroflot World, a new tourist company, started operation. It was established by Aeroflot’s subsidiaries, CJSC Sherotel and Aviabusiness Higher Commercial School.
In 2001 Aeroflot carried 5.832 million passengers and 10,700 tons of post and freight, and flew 18.939 billion passenger-kilometres and 2.259 billion ton-kilometres.
A single standard of passenger service was introduced at airports and onboard Aeroflot flights in compliance with the requirements of the Chicago Convention and the international standards of the ICAO.
On February 9 the first stone of the foundation was laid for the new Sheremetyevo-3 airport complex.
Aeroflot Russian Airlines global deposit receipts met the listing requirements on the Vienna stock exchange NEWEX (New Europe Exchange) for sales in the blue-chip segment NX.plus.
In connection with the Company’s change of name, Aeroflot received a new certificate from the State Patent Authority of Russia on the exclusive right to use the Company’ s trademark on the territory of the European Union and in the United States of America.
In 2001 Aeroflot carried 5.832 million passengers and 101.7 tons of mail and cargo, flying 18.939 billion passenger-kilometres and 2.259 billion ton-kilometres.
A single standard of passenger service at airports and onboard Aeroflot aircraft was introduced in compliance with the requirements of the Chicago Convention and the international standards of the ICAO.