MOSCOW, 29 OCTOBER 2014 — JSC «Aeroflot» («the Company», Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) announces that Aeroflot Group’s new low-cost carrier will operate under the name «Pobeda» («Victory» in Russian). The airline’s Boeing 737-800NG aircraft will be branded with the new logo of the company, which has already launched a new website at www.pobeda.aero.
Pobeda will make its maiden flight on 17 November from Moscow’s Vnukovo airport to Volgograd. Tickets will be available through the company’s website from 1 November. The company will initially fly from Moscow to Samara, Yekaterinburg, Perm, Kazan, Tyumen, Surgut and Belgorod, and the route network will subsequently expand to other Russian regions as the fleet grows.
As part of Aeroflot Group, Pobeda will adopt a classic low-cost carrier (LCC) model with the ambition of delivering low fares for price-sensitive passengers. The company’s core goal is to increase Russian citizens’ transport mobility and enhance transport connections between regions of Russia.
Pobeda will operate new Boeing 737-800NG aircraft. The fleet is planned to expand to up to 40 aircraft by 2018, operating 45 routes and carrying more than 10 million passengers, making it one of Russia’s top ten carriers.
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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 the major airlines), numbering 152 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, ISO 14001:2004 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.