November 21, 2014, Moscow. – Aeroflot was recognized by National Geographic Traveler Awards 2014 as the Best Airline in Russia.
One of the world’s most famous travel magazines National Geographic Traveler summarized results of the online voting conducted among the Russian readers. From July 2014 to November 2014 www.nat-geo.ru visitors were choosing the best tourist destinations and services in 16 different categories. Voting has been conducted annually since 2011.
According to the survey Aeroflot is the Best Russian Airline. The company got 43.23% of respondents’ votes among 230 thousand people who took part in the research.
The Russian national carrier won users’ sympathies thanks to the continuous improvements of the service and the constant introduction of new technologies onboard and ground services.
Aeroflot consistently holds leading position among European airlines in the sphere of passenger service. According to the authoritative industry surveys the Company holds the first place in Europe for the quality of service both in business and economy classes.
In 2014 for the third time in its history Aeroflot was named the Best Airline in Eastern Europe according to the prestigious international award – SKYTRAX World Airline Awards. The company was the world’s most punctual airline in May 2014 according to FlightStats. The Company is actively implementing Wi-Fi Onboard program – nowadays service is activated on 30 long-haul aircraft.
“Aeroflot today is a truly successful premium airline which deserved a worldwide recognition for the exceptional level of service and modern fleet – the youngest among the world’s major air carriers, - said Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev. – All these facts represent a radical change comparing with the reputation we had 10 years ago and give an opportunity to get qualitatively new positions in the global industry”.
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.