05 April 2012, Moscow. – Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev and Sergey Fursenko, President of the Russian Football Union agreed upon free transportation for the upcoming 2012 UEFA European Football Championship.
The programme will kick off in Poland where the Russia national football team will play its first matches at the Championship and then will also include Ukraine. Aeroflot provides one complimentary flight by comfortable A320 for football fans from Moscow to Warsaw on 07 June and from Warsaw to Moscow on 17 June. Moreover, following the request from the Russian Football Union, Aeroflot operates two additional flights at a special price on the same dates.
Depending on the progress of the Russia national team Aeroflot can consider still more additional flights to be arranged. Each time the team reaches a higher level of the Competition Aeroflot will operate one free flight and one flight at a beneficial price.
Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev said at the signing ceremony that “For complimentary transportation Aeroflot selected a formula to stimulate our national team. Aeroflot has a long established tradition of supporting different kinds of sport including football. Contributing to global sport events Aeroflot has accumulated substantial experience and earned high reputation. I’m sure that our football fans will be pleased with the level of service and our football players will be inspired by support from their compatriots. This is an excellent check for Aeroflot on the eve of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and certainly the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi”.
Aeroflot is Russia’s leading air carrier, member of the global SkyTeam alliance. Its consolidated route network covers 926 destinations in 173 countries. In 2011 Aeroflot carried over 14 million passengers.
In 2011 Sky Trax put Aeroflot into the top 3 of the ‘most dynamically developing airlines of the world’ and honoured Aeroflot with a prestigious international SkyTrax World Airline Award as ‘the best airline in Eastern Europe’.
Air Transport World magazine put Aeroflot at the top 25 world airlines for ‘operational profit’ and ‘net profit’ results in 2010.
Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to enter the IOSA Registry, and has been consistently re-attested. Aeroflot has successfully passed the ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations) procedure. The company’s Quality Management System is certified for compliance with ISO 9001:2008.
Aeroflot operates one of Europe’s youngest air fleets that consists of 117 aircraft. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, at Sheremetyevo International Airport. Find more at www.aeroflot.ru.