MOSCOW, 10 AUGUST 2015 – Aeroflot (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) was today pleased to welcome Edward Plaisted, the CEO of Skytrax, which runs the aviation industry’s leading global ratings system, to its hub at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. An Aeroflot delegation led by Giorgio Callegari, Deputy CEO for Strategy and Alliances, welcomed Edward Plaisted to the Galaktika Business Lounge in Sheremetyevo’s Terminal E. At the meeting, the Aeroflot team briefed the Skytrax CEO on the airline's ongoing customer-service development programme and its plans to further refine the passenger experience with new features such as WiFi on-board all long-haul aircraft and 15 in-flight menu options catering to all dietary requirements. At the Paris Air Show in June, Aeroflot retained its title as Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the third straight year in Skytrax’s World Airline Awards. Russia’s flagship carrier operates one of the youngest fleets of any major global airline, and is dedicated to providing outstanding service to passengers both in-flight and on the ground. Aeroflot was named the world’s most punctual airline in May and November 2014 by FlightStats, while the Company’s cabin crew were named in Yahoo!'s global style list.
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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 163 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.