October 22, 2010, Moscow. For the first time since this survey was introduced Aeroflot was included into the rating of the top 10 socially responsible Russian companies and was awarded a respectable 4th place.
According to Vitali Saveliev, the head of Aeroflot Airlines Company, ‘corporate social responsibility is an established tradition and an important principle of operation of Aeroflot. Our company pays special attention to working with underprivileged groups of people, carries out its own social programs and participates in various charity projects.’ While air traffic controllers’ in Europe often resort to strike Aeroflot proves to be highly responsible to its customers, sustains regular flights with minimal possible delays.
Gazprom and Lukoil remain unchallenged leaders in the rating of socially responsible companies; they are 1st and 2nd places respectively.
The expert survey on which the rating of socially responsible companies is based is carried out by means of secret questioning. Twenty-five experts took part in the survey in October 2010; representatives of trade-unions and entrepreneurs’ guilds, economists, sociologists, political scientists and publicists among them.
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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