March 2, 2011, Moscow. – The agreement between JSC "Aeroflot – Russian Airlines" and "Aerosvit", an Ukrainian carrier, about joint operations on the Moscow-Kiev, Moscow-Dnepropetrovsk, and Moscow-Simferopol routes has come into effect. In accordance with the terms of the Agreement, Aeroflot may place its marketing code on tickets and sell tickets for Aerosvit flights as for its own flights.
Due to integration of the route network, passengers of both airlines now have new options for flights between Russian and Ukrainian cities and from Ukraine to South-East Asia and Middle East. Owing to the balanced schedule and convenient connections of joint flights, the carriers’ capacities for uplifting transit passengers have extended significantly.
The new agreement is an example of the further fostering of business and friendly relations between the two states that has been witnessed lately. It also allows the airlines to increase significantly the number of flights. Up to seven daily flights of both airlines will connect capital-city airports Sheremetyevo and Borispol.
Aeroflot, a leader of Russia’s air fleet, is a member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance. Aeroflot’s overall flight network comprises 898 locations in 169 countries. In 2010, 11.3 mln passengers used Aeroflot’s services and about 14.07 mln used the services offered by the Aeroflot group.
Aeroflot was the winner in the contest between European members of SkyTeam in serving economy-class passengers in short- and medium-range flights and business-class passengers in long-range flights. “Onboard Survey,” the marketing survey conducted by SkyTeam from April to September 2009, confirmed Aeroflot’s leading positions.
Aeroflot belongs to 25 leading airlines of the world according to Air Transport World journal, based on the results of its financial and economic activities in 2009 ("operating profit" and "profit margin" categories).
Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to be included in the IOSA operator registry and it continues to confirm the certificate in a regular way. The airline has successfully passed the Safety audit for ground operations (ISAGO). Aeroflot is a holder of the unified certificate of compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008.
Aeroflot operates one of the youngest air fleets in Europe that consists of 101 aircraft. Aeroflot’s hub is Sheremetyevo international airport in Moscow. For more details please visit www.aeroflot.ru.
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