Moscow, 22 December 2015. — Aeroflot has won the 8th international IR Case Study competition organised by the Russian Association of Financial Communications and Investor Relations (ARFI). The awards ceremony took place on December 18.
Aeroflot’s case study, on the topic «IR communications in crisis situations: an example of an industry that is sensitive to changes in the macroeconomic environment» took first place in the stocks section. The stocks section featured practical examples of investor communications involving major public companies.
All entries were judged on four criteria: innovation, effectiveness, methodological value and an expert assessment. One of the key conditions of the competition was that case studies should reflect real events and first-hand experience of using IR solutions by both Russian and foreign IR companies.
The prize again underscores the professional recognition that Aeroflot’s IR team has achieved in building effective relationships with the investment community.
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 167 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.