13 October 2015, Moscow. – Aeroflot is proud to have supported the Train of Hope charitable project in its 20th anniversary year by flying prospective adoptive parents to meet children in need of new families.
Eight families hoping to adopt or foster a child flew to Irkutsk with Aeroflot from the Samara, Krasnodar and Adygea regions and the cities of Petrozavodsk, Belgorod, St Petersburg and Moscow. Thirteen children found new families as a result of the visit.
Aeroflot provided 30 free tickets for the would-be adopters on the Moscow-Irkutsk flight and 40 free tickets on the return leg.
It is the 10th time that Aeroflot has participated in the Train of Hope programme, run by Russian Radio as part of its Detsky Vopros project.
The project aims to raise awareness among the public, business community and authorities to the plight of orphans, to provide assistance to children who do not have parents and arrange meetings with potential adoptive families. It has helped almost 3,000 children left without parental care to find a new family.
As a socially responsible company, Aeroflot actively supports charitable organisations and provides assistance for major social projects.
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 1,057 destinations in 179 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.