23 November 2017, Moscow. – Aeroflot has expanded its code-sharing agreement with SkyTeam alliance partner China Southern Airlines, opening up new destinations in Australia and New Zealand for its passengers on routes via Guangzhou.
Aeroflot will put its SU code on China Southern flights between Guangzhou and Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland. The Chinese carrier operates two flights daily to each of these destinations. Passengers on these routes can earn miles on the Aeroflot Bonus programme.
The codeshare agreement was signed at the end of 2008, and previously covered routes between Moscow and Guangzhou, Ürümqi and Wuhan. Joint operation of China Southern flights from Guangzhou to destinations in Australia and New Zealand offers new opportunities for passengers of both airlines.
Aeroflot currently has code-shares with 30 Russian and international airlines, adding an additional 19 countries to the 51 served by its own route network.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,074 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. In 2016, Aeroflot carried 29 million passengers (43.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).
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. In 2017, Aeroflot was named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the sixth time at the Skytrax World Airline Awards.
In 2017, Aeroflot was named the most powerful brand in Russia and the world’s strongest airline brand by leading valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance. Aeroflot was also named Best Major Airline in Europe by TripAdvisor travellers and recognised as the Favourite International Airline in China at the Flyer Award Ceremony 2017.
Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world with 214 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 seventh time in 2017, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2004 compliant.
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