Moscow, 24 July 2015 — Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) is pleased to note the publication of two authoritative independent international rankings confirming it remains on track to deliver ahead of schedule on its goal to be a European top-five and global top-20 airline by 2025.
«Our global targets are ambitious yet realistic,» Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev said. «This is underscored by impartial statistics from the most reliable international sources. Aeroflot Group has demonstrated its ability to deliver on its strategic goals even in a challenging environment, and its readiness to retake its rightful place among the leaders of the aviation industry worldwide».
Air Transport World’s annual rating of airlines ranks Aeroflot 21st by passenger traffic among global majors in 2014, and inside the top 20 by RPKs for the first five months of 2015, in 18th place. Meanwhile, the World Airline Rankings published by Airline Business place Russia’s flagship airline group fifth in Europe by revenue and 23rd globally.
Strategy 2025 calls for Aeroflot to be a top-five European airline and among the global top 20 by passenger traffic (a key operational indicator for the sector) and revenue.
Aeroflot this week announced operational results for 1H 2015, with Group passenger traffic up 14.0% year-on-year at 17.9 mln and RPKs of 44.5 billion, up 8.7%.
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 162 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.