October 13, 2010, Moscow. On October 12, 2010 at the Federal Air Transport Agency Committee for authorization of international flights JSC Aeroflot Russian Airlines delegated two additional flight frequencies on the Moscow – Beijing route to Transaero, thus cutting down its own application from 4 to 2 flight frequencies; the initial application being in total agreement with decree №92 by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.
According to Andrey Kalmykov, Aeroflot’s CEO for commerce and member of the Board of Directors, ‘Aeroflot is consistent in its drive for the development of competition on those routes where it does not contradict the current international agreements. A competitor on such an important route as Moscow – Beijing will stimulate Aeroflot to enhance its major strengths such as safety and level of comfort of the state-of-the-art aircraft and the highest quality of onboard service.’
Aeroflot fully supports the activities of the Federal Air Transport Agency aimed at abiding by the current legislation and decree №92 by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation in issuing authorizations for international flights.
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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