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13 January 2015

Aeroflot Named The Best Foreign Airline in The Republic of Korea

January 13, 2015, Moscow. — According to the ranking provided by the leading South Korean travel newspaper Global Travel Newspaper Korea (GTN Korea) Aeroflot has received the maximum score in 2014.

Aeroflot has overtaken such global airline leaders as Air France, KLM, British Airways, Korean Air, Emirates, Qatar Airways.

Aeroflot’s leadership in GTN ranking proves the effectiveness of the Company’s Strategy, underlining the crucial role of South-East Asia region in development plans of Aeroflot.

The survey covers the performance of both local and foreign carriers operating on the South Korean market. The key indicators of competitiveness index are: capacity growth rate, punctuality, PR-activity and airline status in the global alliance.

According to the combined ranking results Aeroflot received «AA» status and shared the first place with German Lufthansa. The highest punctuality of the Russian national Carrier and the impressive seat load index were specially noticed by the organizers.

In 2014 Aeroflot was recognized as The Best Company Of The Year according to the Russia — Korea Business Awards which is granted for the most outstanding contribution in the development of business relations between two countries. 

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 177 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates the youngest fleet in the World (among the major airlines), numbering 155 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners. 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, ISO 14001:2004 compliant. In 2014 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the third time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.