October 15, 2010, Moscow. Beginning October 14, 2010 the one-time check-in for connecting passengers and baggage was introduced on JSC Aeroflot Russian Airlines international flights from Astrakhan, Khabarovsk, Nizhnevartovsk, Perm, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Tumen and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk via Sheremetyevo.
By the end of October 2010 the one-time check-in for connecting passengers and baggage is to be introduced in all Russian offices of Aeroflot. Prior to that the one-time check-in became available to passengers traveling abroad from Omsk, Krasnoyarsk and Barnaul via Sheremetyevo airport.
With the one-time check-in passengers traveling from Russian locations to foreign destinations will be able to check-in for their flights at the start of their journey and to check-in their baggage to be claimed at the destination point. Thus, passengers arriving at terminal D of Sheremetyevo airport will not have to check-in for their connecting flights or claim their baggage to check it in again. The baggage goes through customs and is taken on board without the passengers’ participation.
The one-time check-in enables to improve the quality of the service for connecting passengers.
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 100 planes. Aeroflot headquarters are in Moscow in the international airport Sheremetyevo. For more information see www.aeroflot.ru.
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