February 17, 2014, Moscow. — Aeroflot has been ranked among five most punctual airlines in Europe as the result of the final selection for the 5th Annual Airline On-time Performance Service Award established by a prestigious aviation data resource Flightstats. The award is given for the best on time performance indicators in a series of operational and regional categories.
The US-based www.flightstats.com published statistics on flight performance of world’s most significant carriers in 2013. According to this data, 82.71% of Aeroflot flights arrived on time. This indicator let Russia’s leading carrier to rank fifth in the Europe Major Airlines category.
This category is comprised of the top 10 leading European carriers that operated about 2 million flights in 2013. A threshold was at least 90% of flights reliably tracked for an airline to be included in the rating.
In 2013 Aeroflot was more punctual on arrival than many of its renowned European peers such as Air France, British Airways and Alitalia.
According to various international rankings, Aeroflot already ranks among the top 5 European airlines by certain operating indicators. Under the current strategy, Aeroflot Group aims to enter the European top 5 in terms of passenger traffic and revenues.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2013, its 90th anniversary year, Aeroflot carried 20.9 million passengers (31.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries), a record for any Russian airline. A proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot and its partners serve more than 1,000 destinations in 178 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe, numbering 145 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average age of 5.6 years. Aeroflot is among world’s leaders in aviation safety. The company’s European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, which is the main globally recognized safety parameter, is comparable to global peers. The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the fifth time in 2013, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008 compliant. In 2013, Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the second time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.