January 24, 2011, Moscow - Aeroflot has launched a system for self check-in via mobile phones at the Ruzine airport in Prague. Aeroflot is the first Russian carrier to offer mobile check-in services outside Russia.
According to Director-General Vitaly Savelyev, Aeroflot, being a high-tech company, is committed to implementation of IT in all areas of production and business activities as a powerful way for boosting the quality of passenger services and business efficiency.
Ruzine is the world’s fourth airport where passengers can check-in to Aeroflot flights using mobile phones. This service is also available to passengers departing from Heathrow, Pulkovo, and terminal D of Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow.
According to this check-in procedure, the boarding pass is shown on the mobile phone display as a 2D bar code together with brief information for the passenger. The displayed image serves as the boarding pass.
Mobile check-in begins 24 hours and ends 1 hour 30 minutes prior to flight departure. Similarly to Internet check-in, if checking-in via mobile phone, passengers can choose their seats in the aircraft.
Aeroflot intends to start providing this service before the end of the year at a number of major airports in Europe and Russia.
Check-in using mobile phones is Aeroflot’s another step to enhance product quality based on state-of-the-art technologies.
Aeroflot, a leader of Russia’s air fleet, is a member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance. Aeroflot’s overall flight network comprises 898 locations in 169 countries. In 2009, 8.755 mln passengers used Aeroflot’s services and 11.1 mln used the services offered by the Aeroflot group.
Aeroflot was the winner in the contest between European members of SkyTeam in serving economy-class passengers in short- and medium-range flights and business-class passengers in long-range flights. “Onboard Survey,” the marketing survey conducted by SkyTeam from April to September 2009, confirmed Aeroflot’s leading positions.
Aeroflot belongs to 25 leading airlines of the world according to Air Transport World journal, based on the results of its financial and economic activities in 2009 (“operating profit” and “profit margin” categories).
Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to be included in the IOSA operator registry and it continues to confirm the certificate in a regular way. The airline has successfully passed the Safety audit for ground operations (ISAGO). Aeroflot is a holder of the unified certificate of compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008.
Aeroflot operates one of the youngest air fleets in Europe that consists of 100 aircraft. Aeroflot’s hub is Sheremetyevo international airport in Moscow. For more details please visit www.aeroflot.ru.
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