September 17, 2013 MOSCOW
Aeroflot reduces by 20% all economy fares for the flights from Moscow to the cities of Russian Far East: Blagoveshchensk, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
The discount will apply to the tickets on sale from September 18 and untill the end of 2013.
This is yet another action of Russia’s leading airline aiming to help people of the region that suffered from disastrous floods. «A natural disaster demands efforts from us so we made a decision to lower economy fares for the flights to Far East by 20% until the end of the current year,» — announced Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev during his meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday.
Aeroflot has already actively stepped in helping the victims of high-water. The airline transfers and evacuates children from the flooded regions; transports volunteers to assist in rescue operations and humanitarian aid e.g. provision, baby food, hygienic supplies, medicaments and consumables. Additional transportation of volunteers to Khabarovsk is planned to accelerate restoration works and preparation of damaged housing for winter season.
Aeroflot Management Board agreed on rendering financial assistance of 10 million rubles to the region in distress. Besides, company’s employees of all ranks voluntarily transferred part of their salaries to the victims of the floods.
These actions fully correspond with Aeroflot’s traditions and philosophy of socially responsible company, always ready to help people in critical situations.
Celebrating its 90-th anniversary in 2013, Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship airline and the largest national air company. Proudly being a member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot with its partnering members provides service to more than 1000 destinations in 178 countries. Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe counting 139 aircraft formed by Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average airplane age between five and six years old. In 2012 Aeroflot carried 17.7 million passengers (27.5 million passengers as Aeroflot Group), continuously showing the best results in modern Russia’s history. In June 2013 Aeroflot was for the second time awarded by SKYTRAX as The Best Airline in Eastern Europe. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.