June 21, 2013 MOSCOW
Aeroflot was declared the most eco-friendly Russian airline with minimal emission of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The company ranks first among the «greenest» national air carriers, according to the rating of tourist search engine Aviasales.ru.
The survey shows that Aeroflot has the smallest atmospheric trace of all Russian airlines — 66.57 g of CO2 per passenger-kilometer.
Aeroflot’s subsidiaries also have good positions in the rating of lowest CO2 emission. OrenAir made it to top 3 with 72.5 g/pkm, Vladivostok Avia is in top 10 with 84.22 g/pkm. These eco-friendly results were achieved due to continuous improvements in the sphere of energy and environment efficiency. Aeroflot implements the program of fuel economy increasing the fuel efficiency of aircrafts. Currently Aeroflot’s fleet completely meets ICAO standards of noise and air-emissions.
As a part of cooperation with the SkyTeam alliance, Aeroflot dedicated one of its site’s sections to environmental protection. The airline continues to develop its system of waste control in order to minimize the negative impact on environment.
Сelebrating 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 137 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.