Moscow, 18 June 2014. — Aeroflot (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) was the world’s most punctual airline in May 2014, according to statistics compiled by flightstats.com. In May 91.18% of Aeroflot flights arrived on time, putting Russia’s flagship carrier ahead of peers such as Lufthansa, British Airways and Emirates.
It is the first time that Aeroflot has taken top spot in the flightstats.com rankings. In 2013 the Russian national airline was one of Europe’s top five on-time carriers, ahead of competitors including Air France, British Airways and Alitalia.
«Aeroflot today is a truly successful premium-class airline with a deserved international reputation thanks to our high levels of customer service and our young, modern fleet,» said Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Savliev. «This represents a radical turnaround from the reputation that the airline had 10 years ago.»
flightstats.com monitors more than 150,000 flights globally to deliver real-time information, and records even the smallest flight delays of less than 15 minutes.
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Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2013, its 90th anniversary year, Aeroflot carried 20.9 million passengers (31.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries), a record for any Russian airline. A proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot and its partners serve more than 1,000 destinations in 178 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe, numbering 158 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average age of 4.3 years. Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety. The company’s European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, which is the main globally recognized safety parameter, is comparable to global peers. The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the fifth time in 2013, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008 compliant. In 2013, Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the second time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.