31 May 2017, Moscow. — Today, Aeroflot celebrates 45th anniversary of regular flights to Zagreb, Croatia. The service was launched in 1972 from Moscow on Tu-134 aircraft under the agreement between USSR and Yugoslavia. As per S2017 schedule, Aeroflot operates daily flights SU2040/2041 on the route Moscow – Zagreb – Moscow from Terminal Е of Sheremetyevo airport on comfortable Airbus А320 aircraft. Departure time from Moscow is 10:20; arrival in Zagreb is at 12:30 (local time).
To celebrate the anniversary Aeroflot representative office in Zagreb, which also marks 45th year since foundation, held a special event. The official part of the event agenda featured a presentation of the airline’s services for sales and ground handling agents.
Zagreb is the capital and largest city in Croatia. It is a city boasting rich cultural heritage, transportation hub connecting Central Europe and the Adriatic coast. Noteworthy, Zagreb is a sister-city of Saint-Petersburg.
Besides Zagreb, Aeroflot offers services to Split - Croatia’s second biggest city and the largest city of the Dalmatia region. Direct flights to this popular leisure travel destination facilitate transportation to the Adriatic coast for tourists.
Aeroflot offers convenient schedule for passengers travelling from points in Russia to Croatia and back. Moreover, optimal flight departure and arrival time ensures convenient connections with flights originating in CIS countries and other international destinations. Transit traffic from Asia, primarily China, Japan, Korea, Kazakhstan is particularly strong.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,062 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. In 2016, Aeroflot carried 29 million passengers (43.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).
In 2016 Aeroflot became the first Russian airline to be awarded Four Star Airline status by Skytrax in recognition of the high-quality of its customer service, and was also named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the fifth time at the Skytrax World Airline Awards.
In 2017 Aeroflot was named the most powerful brand in Russia and the world’s strongest airline brand by leading valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance. Aeroflot was also named Best Major Airline in Europe by TripAdvisor travellers and recognised as the Favourite International Airline in China at the Flyer Award Ceremony 2017.
Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world with 196 aircraft. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, at Sheremetyevo International Airport.
Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety, with a European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, the main globally recognized safety parameter, comparable to global peers.
The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the seventh time in 2017, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant.