MOSCOW, 11 NOVEMBER 2014 — JSC «Aeroflot» («the Company», Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) announces that Russia’s Federal Aviation Agency has granted Pobeda, the low-cost carrier subsidiary of Aeroflot Group, an operator’s certificate and air transportation licence.
Under Russian legislation the award of this documentation means that Pobeda is able to launch ticket sales from today, 11 November.
The carrier will fly daily from Moscow to Volgograd, Samara, Ekaterinburg, Perm, Tyumen and Belgorod. Pobeda will make its maiden flight on 1 December from terminal A of Vnukovo international airport in Moscow.
Pobeda’s lowest prices for a one-way ticket will start from RUB 999 excluding taxes and surcharges. Tickets can be purchased from the carrier’s website, www.pobeda.aero or at the airport.
The new airline’s fleet will comprise new narrow-body Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft, which can carry up to 189 passengers. As new aircraft join the fleet, flight frequency will increase and Pobeda will launch connections to new destinations.
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Pobeda is based on a classic low-cost carrier (LCC) model with the ambition of delivering low fares for price-sensitive passengers. The company’s core goal is to increase Russian citizens’ transport mobility and enhance transport connections between regions of Russia.
Aeroflot is the founder and sole shareholder of JSC Budget Carrier, the legal entity trading under the Pobeda brand. By 2018 the company aims to carry 10 million passengers a year, operating a fleet of 40 Boeing 737-800NG aircraft on 45 domestic and international routes.
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 177 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates the youngest fleet in the World (among the major airlines), numbering 152 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners. 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, ISO 14001:2004 compliant. In 2014 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the third time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.