On the eve of New Year holidays Public Relations Department has summarized results of the expiring year and presented a list of the most significant events in the airline’s life in 2005.
January – airline’s aircraft safety rate reached 99.95%, which is within the average range by ICAO classification (99.90-99.98%).
February – “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” and Chess Federation Association together with Tourism Committee under the Government of Moscow held a chess tournament “Aeroflot Open 2005” with the prize fund of US $175,000.
March – Aeroflot transferred to automated ticket reservation and sales system Sabre.
April – airline became a laureate of the national award “Gold Mask” in the honorable nomination “For Support of the Russia’s Theatre Art”.
May – within the framework of Aeroflot action “The Great Victory Anniversary” more than five and half thousand veterans – front-line soldiers, former fascism prisoners, and people, who survived Leningrad blockade used free of charge tickets to the cities of Russian Federation, CIS, Baltic States and Western European countries.
June – a general contractor (company “Enka”) was determined for the construction of terminal “Sheremetyevo-3” and its construction commenced.
July – Aeroflot won the first All-Russian competition “The Best Russian Personnel Department 2005”.
August – Il-96 aircraft park was suspended, which required strategic maneuvering of the fleet, urgent optimization of routing, engagement of other airlines’ aircrafts. In spite of the situation complexity and losses, all obligations to passengers and clients were fulfilled.
September – Aeroflot supported exhibition “Russia!”, which was opened by the Russian President Vladimir Putin in New York on the occasion of the UN 60th anniversary.
October – Aeroflot successfully passed audit inspection on compliance with IATA-IOSA service safety.
November – Aeroflot cabin crew attended to childbearing on board of plane flying from Moscow to Los-Angeles..
December – tender was closed and contract was signed on supply of 30 RRJ (Russian Regional Jets) to Aeroflot.
OJSC “Aeroflot-Russian Airlines” (RTS: AFTL is the largest Russian airline with 51% state share. It was established in 1923. It controls about 11 per cent of domestic and 39 per cent of international air carriages’ market in Russia. Aeroflot’s net income amounted to RUR 6330.1m (USD219m). It is included in the list of the 25 leading world airlines based on the financial performance (according to ATW). In 2004 Aeroflot carried 6.862m passengers. The aircraft fleet consists of 90 airplanes. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, Sheremetyevo airport. The company targets to finish construction of its own terminal “Sheremetyevo-3” by the end of 2007. Please look for the detailed information about the company at www.aeroflot.ru, www.aeroflotbonus.ru.