16 April 2019, Moscow. – Aeroflot has won two key categories at the prestigious Wings of Russia aviation awards, being named Airline of the Year in the International and Category 1, Domestic segments. The awards ceremony was held on 16 April at the Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Hotel.
Aeroflot was cited for its strong position on the international and domestic markets and its active use of advanced technology.
"We are proud to be recognised at this level. This award is confirmation of all the hard work that is being done to enhance our service", said Igor Chalik, Deputy CEO and Commander of Flight Operations. Aeroflot is a global top-20 airline by passenger traffic and aims to carry up to 100 million passengers by 2023, when the airline celebrates its 100th anniversary.
The Wings of Russia Awards were founded in 1997. Awards are given to airlines and airports based on a passenger vote and the opinions of an expert jury.
The key goal of the Wings of Russia Awards is to raise public awareness of 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 serves 159 destinations in 55 countries.
Aeroflot’s 255-strong fleet is the youngest of any airline worldwide that operates more than 100 aircraft. In 2018, Aeroflot carried 35.8 million passengers (55.7 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).
Aeroflot holds 4-Star Airline status from Skytrax and was named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the seventh time at the 2018 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Aeroflot has also been awarded a five-star global airline rating by US aviation association APEX.
Aeroflot is the world’s strongest airline brand according to leading brand strategy consultancy Brand Finance.
Find out more at http://www.aeroflot.com/