May 19, 2014, Moscow. — Aeroflot celebrates one decade since the opening of regular flights Moscow — Barnaul and Moscow — Kemerovo.
Initially, Aeroflot had one daily operation to Barnaul and Kemerovo on board Tu-154 aircraft. Now two daily flights (SU1430/1431and SU1432/1433) to Barnaul and one daily flight (SU1450/1451) to Kemerovo are operated by modern, comfortable A320 Airbus family jets.
Resumption of Aeroflot’s regular flights to Barnaul and Kemerovo 10 years ago became a landmark event for Western Siberia and gave further impetus to the social and economic development of the region.
During 10 years of services Aeroflot transported from Barnaul:
— 519,334 passengers;
— 11,387,166 kg of baggage, cargo, and mail;
— 451,760 passengers;
— 5,242,678 kg of baggage, cargo, and mail;
— 389,553 passengers;
— 12,180,258 kg of baggage, cargo, and mail;
— 364,218 passengers;
— 11,253,160 kg of baggage, cargo, and mail.
Russia’s leading airline gives high priority to the development of its internal route network and holds a leading position in the national industry in terms of domestic traffic. Aeroflot’s domestic route network currently covers 41 destinations, including the new region of Russia — the Crimean Federal District.
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 157 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average age of 4.3 years. Aeroflot is among the global 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.