31 2010, Moscow.– Theinformation published by certain mass media suggesting that Aeroflot might refuse the aviation assets of JSC Vladivostok Aviais incorrect.
Aeroflot officially states that it is currently undertaking a thorough and comprehensive analysis of the financial, operational and production aspects of FSUE GTKRossiya, FSUE Kavminvodyavia, FSUEOrenburgAirlines, JSC VladivostokAvia, JSC Saratov Airlines, and JSC SakhalinskieAviatrassy,which are to be transferred under its management, and further integrated into the Aeroflot Group.
Aeroflot does not intend to withdraw from purchasing any of the six airlines, and confirms its interest in these companies’ successful business development within the Aeroflot Group.
The tendency of certain media to deliberately misrepresent the situation involving the transfer of the six airlines’ aviation assets to Aeroflot is unacceptable.
AEROFLOT is Russia’s leading air carrier, member of the global SkyTeam alliance. Its consolidated route network covers 856 destinations in 169 countries. In 2009, Aeroflot carried 8.755 million passengers.
Aeroflotholds the first place in passenger service on economy-class short- and medium-haul flights, and business-class long-haul flights among SkyTeam European airlines. Aeroflot’s leading position was discovered based on SkyTeam’s Onboard Survey results for April – September 2009.
Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to enter the IOSA Registry, and has multiple times confirmed the certificate.Aeroflot has successfully passed the ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations) procedure. The company’s Quality Management System is certified for compliance with ISO 9001:2000.
Aeroflotoperates one of Europe’s youngest air fleets that consists of 115aircraft. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, at the Sheremetyevo International Airport. Find more at www.aeroflot.ru.
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