Moscow, 8 July 2014 — Aeroflot (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) has been named in the global top 10 in two categories of Aviation Week’s authoritative annual Top-Performing Airlines ranking. Aeroflot ranked seventh among airlines with more than USD 6 billion of revenue in 2013, and sixth overall among European carriers.
In 2013 Aeroflot reported revenue of USD 9.14 billion and revenue growth of 15%. The Aviation Week rating is based on revenue and a number of other indicators of financial health, profitability, capital efficiency and business model.
Under Aviation Week’s methodology, considered a global benchmark for the industry, Aeroflot scored 51.2 for 2013. The result put Russia’s flagship carrier ahead of leading global peers including Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa, Air China, IAG (British Airways and Iberia), Air France-KLM and Qantas.
Aeroflot has continued to strengthen its position on the global market place in 2014, according to authoritative research from Air Transport World, which ranked the airline among the world’s top 25 carriers by passenger traffic for January-April. Aeroflot ranked 23rd with 14.4 billion RPKs — even though this figure includes data only through the end of March.
The latest expert ratings show that Aeroflot is on track to deliver on its strategic targets ahead of schedule. Aeroflot aims to a top-five European and top-20 global airline by passenger traffic and revenue by 2025, with standards of customer service and corporate governance that meet international best practice.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2013, its 90th anniversary year, Aeroflot carried 20.9 million passengers (31.4 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 more than 1,000 destinations in 178 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe, numbering 156 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average age of 4.3 years. 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 compliant. In 2013 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the second time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.