April 6, 2015, Moscow. — Today was held the first meeting of Aeroflot’s Public Council in second convocation.
The Council was created in 2014 as a consultative and advisory body, which will help Russia’s leading airline to formulate its position taking into account demands of the society.
Aeroflot’s Public Council consists of 25 Board members working without indemnity with annual rotation. The Board unites prominent figures of culture, education, health, sports, business, media, public organizations and industry’s representatives. The Board members represent key regions’ under Aeroflot strategy.
The Chairman of Aeroflot’s Public Council is Tatiana Tarasova, a world-renowned figure skating coach, Honored Coach of the USSR. The new Board has been replenished with the following list of prominent people:
— Ashot Gabrelyanov, Babex News Agency CEO;
— Alexey Goreslavsky, journalist, www.Lenta.ru editor-in-chief;
— Vladimir Zhelonkin, Kommersant Newspaper CEO;
— Yevgeny Mironov, actor, National Actor of Russia;
— Catherine Mtsituridze, TV host, movie critic, editor-in-chief of Variety Russia magazine.
The main point of the first in this year meeting agenda was Aeroflot set of initiatives aimed at developing aviation industry and increasing the transport services availability for the Russian citizens. Special attention was paid to the program of unified fares for the flights to the cities of Far East, Kaliningrad and Crimea. The program was launched this month in accordance with the national carrier’s policy and support of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Members of the meeting reviewed carefully all the details of the proposed program.
«Aeroflot has proven to be a reliable partner of the state and our society. The main efforts of the Company are aimed at making national air transport available to each and every Russian citizen», — said Tatiana Tarasova.
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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 the youngest fleet in the world among major airlines, numbering 155 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.