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21 July 2017

Aeroflot Expands Bonus Programme For Aircraft Captains

21 July 2017, Moscow. – Aeroflot's Management Board has taken the decision to introduce an additional bonus system for the airline's pilots. Starting 1 October 2017 flight crew members, flight instructors and flight captains, based on their work in the previous three month period and in line with Article 191 of the Labour Code of the Russian Federation regarding Labour Incentives for high-performing staff, will be on a quarterly basis paid bonuses as follows:

  • RUB 75,000 (for those with 1-2 years of work experience)

  • RUB 150,000 (for those with 2-3 years of work experience)

  • RUB 240,000 (for those with 3 and more years of work experience)

The new reward system is in line with global standards and best practices in civil aviation.

The decision represents another step towards ensuring an adequate level of income and social protection for Aeroflot's pilots, which should contribute to the consolidation of high-skilled flight personnel at the airline.

Last month, Russia's national flag carrier took the decision to introduce sign-on bonuses for pilots joining the company. Upon joining Aeroflot, one-time payments are made as follows: RUB 650,000 for flight captains; RUB 350,000 for co-pilots.

 Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,062 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. In 2016, Aeroflot carried 29 million passengers (43.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).

Aeroflot became the first Russian airline to be awarded Four Star Airline status by Skytrax in recognition of the high-quality of its customer service. In 2017, Aeroflot was named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the sixth time at the Skytrax World Airline Awards.

In 2017, Aeroflot was named the most powerful brand in Russia and the world’s strongest airline brand by leading valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance. Aeroflot was also named Best Major Airline in Europe by TripAdvisor travellers and  recognised as the Favourite International Airline in China at the Flyer Award Ceremony 2017.

Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world with 199 aircraft. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, at Sheremetyevo International Airport.

Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety, with a European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, the main globally recognized safety parameter, comparable to global peers.

The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the seventh time in 2017, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2004 compliant.