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15 February 2018

Aeroflot raises salaries for captains to up to RUB 650k per month

Moscow, 15 February 2018 – Aeroflot has substantially increased salaries for captains of its aircraft since the beginning of 2018. The average monthly salary for captains of long-haul aircraft (Boeing 777, Airbus A330) now averages RUB 650,000, while captains of medium-haul aircraft (Boeing 737, Airbus A320 family) earn on average RUB 635,000.

Captains of at least three years standing who have flown 90 hours per month (900 hours per year) are eligible for the top-tier salary, which includes all payments including quarterly bonuses payable based on length of service and performance criteria.

90 flight hours per month is the maximum for captains at Aeroflot and in the Russian airline industry as a whole. Notably, maximum flight time hours in Europe, the US and China are higher, at 100 flight hours per month (900 hours per calendar year in the EU and 1,000 in the US and China).

Aeroflot also offers signing-on bonuses to attract qualified flight staff, with captains eligible for a one-time lump-sum payment of RUB 650,000 and co-pilots RUB 350,000. These bonuses are available to pilots not previously employed by Aeroflot, and to returning pilots if more than three years has passed since they left the airline.

Aeroflot also compensates pilots for any training-related expenses (apprenticeship agreements upon dismissal from former workplace or funds spent by the employee on their education), and offers a range of social benefits including:

  • Annual paid leave of 70 days, the most for any civil aviation workers worldwide (European airline workers receive only 28 days);
  • Private pension;
  • Voluntary medical insurance;
  • Additional special insurance programs (which received significantly increased funding in December 2017);
  • Comfortable accommodation for non-resident pilots in a pleasant district;
  • Childcare benefits for pre-school-age children;
  • Corporate transport and discounted airline tickets;
  • Free access to sports grounds for training in various sports;
  • Spa treatments (also available for children under the Healthy Child programme);
  • Use of official car parks.

Regular salary indexation and other material incentives are also offered in line with global industry practice and to give flight staff enhanced job security and social protections.

About Aeroflot

Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,074 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. In 2017, Aeroflot carried 32.8 million passengers (50.1 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).

Aeroflot became the first Russian airline to be awarded Four Star Airline status by Skytrax in recognition of the high-quality of its customer service. In 2017, Aeroflot was named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the sixth time at the Skytrax World Airline Awards.

In 2017, Aeroflot was named the most powerful brand in Russia and the world’s strongest airline brand by leading valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance. Aeroflot was also named Best Major Airline in Europe by TripAdvisor travellers and recognised as the Favourite International Airline in China at the Flyer Award Ceremony 2017.

Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world with 224 aircraft. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, at Sheremetyevo International Airport.

Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety, with a European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, the main globally recognized safety parameter, comparable to global peers.

The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the seventh time in 2017, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2004 compliant.

Find out more at http://www.aeroflot.com/