On the Ceremony held in the State Kremlin Palace JSC "Aeroflot - Russian Airlines" was awarded with the National Prize "People's Brand 2005".
The winners of this Proize are determined as a result of the national vote of the customers, performed from January 23 through February 19, 2006. This year 15000 people participated in voting.
In the category "Aviation Company" the votes were divided with significant margin in favor of Aeroflot: 46% of the citizens consider Aeroflot as the "people's brand", 10% prefer "Sibir" aviation company, and 4% voted for "Transaero" aviation company.
There are totally 20 categories of products/services in this contest. For 8 years the contest exits the "Aviation Company" category was offered just twice, and both times Aeroflot became a winner.
Public opinion polls were held by the International Academy of Brand with support of the Chamber of Commerce of Russian Federation through the questionnaire distributed via public access sources - Internet, press media. In 2005 rating of Russian Brands was registered in the US Congress Library as the Brand Perception Index.
JSC "Aeroflot - Russian Airlines" (РТС: AFLT) - the biggest Russian aviation company controlling about 11% of domestic and 39% of international transportation markets of Russia. The State owns 51% of the company's shares. Founded in 1923. Net profit of the company for 2005 is 3,05 billion Rubles. Enters the list of 25 biggest world aviation companies in terms of financial criteria (ATW version). In 2005 Aeroflot served 6,707 million of passengers. Aircraft fleet is 83 vehicles. Based in Moscow, Sheremetyevo Airport. Planning to build its own terminal "Sheremetyevo-3" in 2007. More details about the company are available at: www.aeroflot.ru, www.aeroflotbonus.ru.