February 5, 2014, Moscow. — Aeroflot has reduced euro-denominated tariffs for international flights from the Russian Federation by 5%, effective immediately. This measure is aimed at reducing the cost of transportation, which has recently increased due to the weakening of the Russian ruble.
Aeroflot has worked with government bodies and other Russian carriers for several years to abolish the practice of publishing fares for international flights in euros. Aeroflot believes that this practice causes inconvenience for consumers by making the cost of transportation in the Russian market directly dependent on foreign currencies.
This practice also complicates carriers’ commercial operations and hampers improvements to operating procedures. However, Aeroflot’s calls for rates to be published in rubles have not received official support.
Under these circumstances, and given the significant increase in the cost of international air transportation without a corresponding increase in people’s purchasing power, Aeroflot has decided to reduce international tariffs leaving any city in Russia starting from February 5 to stimulate demand during the low season and avert underutilization of capacity.
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 144 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.