Moscow, 28 March 2017 – Aeroflot Group air companies have won six prizes at the Wings of Russia aviation awards held on 27 March at the Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Hotel.
Aeroflot, the Group’s premium flagship carrier, triumphed in four nominations, winning airline of the year in the International Scheduled Services category once again, as well as the Russian Airline of the Year – Passenger Choice title, which gives passengers the opportunity to vote on the quality of service they receive. Aeroflot also took first place in the Best Engineering and Technical Service and E-Commerce nominations. Aeroflot is Russia’s leading online retailer, selling RUB 130 billion worth of tickets through its website alone in 2016.
For the second year running, Aeroflot’s low-cost carrier Pobeda won Project of the Year, for the continued efficiency and innovation that the classic budget carrier business model had successfully introduced to Russian civil aviation. Aurora, Aeroflot Group’s carrier in the Russian Far East, has won the Air Transportation on Regional Routes category.
The Wings of Russia awards were established 20 years ago to attract public attention to the achievements of Russian airlines, help develop the professional community, empower the image of Russian civil aviation in the global arena, and create a favourable investment climate for the industry.
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.
Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world with 190 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 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.
Find out more at www.aeroflot.com.