September 22, 2014, Moscow. – According to the survey made by Agency of Political and Economic Communications, Aeroflot took the second place in the social responsibility rating of Russian companies. The national carrier has risen to the second place from the 22nd position.
This rating is made on a monthly basis. 40 experts in September 2014 participated in the survey where more than 100 largest Russian companies were evaluated.
Social and charity programs have always been a crucial part of Aeroflot development strategy. The Airline cares about the environment and continuously improves energy and environmental efficiency thanks to its modern and young aircraft fleet and the most advanced technologies. Aeroflot is directly involved in the development of the Russian air transport network and creates new jobs in the regions of Russia. This summer Aeroflot launched a budget airline. The low cost airline was created to enhance the mobility of the Russian population and increase the transport accessibility of regions of the Russian Federation. The budget carrier was focused on the price sensitive clients who consider mostly the cost of transport services.
Aeroflot is actively involved in charity and socially significant projects.
Along with the Governmental initiative to provide the Russian children with comprehensive medical assistance Aeroflot has launched the “The heart has two wings” campaign. The program is dedicated to help children suffering from severe and rare diseases who require prompt assistance of qualified specialists.
The company also supports over the years “Train of Hope” charity campaign which is conducted within the social project “Children’s question”.
One more project “Charity Miles” helps seriously ill children to get the required treatment abroad.
Every year Aeroflot launches “Revisiting Battlefields Program” which facilitates air travel for war Veterans during the annual Victory Day celebrations in May.
Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev said: “As the leading Russian airline Aeroflot attaches the utmost importance to the social component of its activities, consistently supporting various charity organizations and promoting its own programs and activities”.
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 177 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates the youngest fleet in the world among major carriers, numbering 153 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners. 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 2014 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the third time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com