MOSCOW, 13 JULY 2015. — Aeroflot (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) has been named as one of the world’s 20 leading airlines by passenger traffic by Air Transport World (ATW).
Russia’s flag carrier has significantly strengthened its international position year-on-year, climbing five places and ranking ahead of peers including Qantas, Thai Airways and Iberia with 20.2 bln RPKs in the first five months of the year.
The results underscore Aeroflot’s continued ability to deliver high performance in a challenging economic environment driven mainly by external factors.
Aeroflot is the only Russian airline included in ATW’s authoritative international ranking, continuing the carrier’s track record of success in 2015. In June Russia’s leading airline was named best airline in Eastern Europe for the third consecutive year at the Skytrax World Airline Awards at the Paris Air Show.
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Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2014, Aeroflot carried 23.6 million passengers (34.7 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 1,052 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, numbering 161 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 sixth time in 2015, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant. In 2015 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the fourth time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.