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28 January 2015

Aeroflot Increases Pilot Social Support Funding by 27.3%

January 28, 2015, Moscow. — Aeroflot’s management decided to increase funding of its social programs for the airline’s pilots.

The Company started implementing the set of measures to improve working conditions of aircrew members:

- The implementation of an automated working time planning system for pilots. The main goal of this innovation is to optimize the use of pilots’ working time as one of the most valuable assets of the Airline and to minimize the role of the human factor in determining the scope and conditions of their work;

- The development of special programs of sanatorium treatment for the pilots;

- The development of the «Golden Anchor» pension program for retired pilots-in-command.

In 2015 the funding of the current social programs for pilots will be increased by 27.3% comparing with 2014.

Aeroflot pilots enjoy the longest vacation in the civil aviation — 70 days (in European companies 28), sanatorium treatment and corporate tickets including high season destinations.

These and many other benefits are fixed in Aeroflot Collective Agreement. The implementation of all these benefits costs the Company more than 3 billion rubles annually, most of the sum is spent on social support of the crew. In October 2014 the collective agreement was extended until December 1, 2017. The entire list of social benefits and guarantees for employees has been fully preserved. 

The job career at Aeroflot is considered very attractive and prestigious not only by the Russian but also by foreign pilots. After the ban on employment of foreigners in the Russian air companies was lifted, Aeroflot has been continuously receiving applications from foreign pilots — more than 10 per vacancy.

According to the ranking of social responsible Russian companies conducted by the Agency of Political and Economic Communications in January 2015, Aeroflot is in TOP-10 companies with the high level of social responsibility. In 2014 according to the largest Russian recruiting company Future Today, the leading Russian airline entered for the first time TOP-10 of the most attractive employers for Russian universities graduates.

About Aeroflot

Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2014 Aeroflot carried 23.6 million passengers (34.7 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 1,052 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates the youngest fleet in the world among major airlines, numbering 150 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.