April 9 2010, Moscow – Beginning from early April 2010, all passengers who book or purchase Aeroflot tickets to/from St. Petersburg will be provided a free travel on the Belorussky Station – Sheremetyevo Airport line by a high-speed Aeroexpress electric train.
The free railway service from the Sheremetyevo Airport will be offered to passengers only if they have booked an air ticket in advance at Aeroflot’s own ticketing offices or agent’s offices. After the carriage is confirmed, the passenger data are submitted to the automated booking system Sabre.
The new service is introduced within the two companies’ ongoing collaboration in the combined transportation sphere, as part of the special Aeroflot Shuttle program implemented on the Moscow – St. Petersburg - Moscow airline. The program is designed to reduce flight handling time between the two capitals at the Sheremetyevo and Pulkovo airports. The new joint project is a new step in Aeroflot and Aeroexpress’ collaboration to deliver fast, reliable, comfortable and most lucrative transportation of passenger to airports.
The line between Belorussky Station and Sheremetyevo performs 26 daily flights (both ways). The high-speed Aeroexpress train runs from Belorussky Station to the Sheremetyevo Airport, with a stop at Savelovsky Station, from 05:50 until 23:30; the full timetable is available at www.aeroexpress.ru. Travel time is 35 min.
Passengers registered in the Sabre system will be admitted to any Aeroexpress’ train at their convenient time. Such passengers can obtain train tickets at Aeroexpress ticketing offices with the ‘AEROFLOT/AEROEXPRESS SERVICE’ sign. The ticketing offices are located at the company’s terminals at the Belorussky Station and Sheremetyevo Airport. To get a train ticket, passengers need to show their air ticket (itinerary receipt) to the sales agent.
LLC Aeroexpress is a fast growing Russian transport operator specializing in multimodal and suburban passenger commutation services licensed by the Russian Ministry of Transport. The company provides railway transportation services between the capital, the Moscow hub airports (Vnukovo, Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo), and Lobnya.
Aeroexpress is engaged in the important social task of developing Moscow’s transport infrastructure, relieving the load on the major motor roads, and improving the environmental situation in the capital, and is effectively combining the three key elements: speed, reliability and comfort.
In 2009, the company carried 8.3 million passengers, including 6.8 million to and from Vnukovo, Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo. The company’s share in the passenger traffic to/from the airports amounted nearly 17%.
Aeroexpress’ management quality system is certified for compliance with ISO 9001:2008 (railway passenger transportation).
The company is founded by JSC Russian Railways and OOO Delta Trans Invest. The company’s website is www.aeroexpress.ru.
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.
Aeroflot holds 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 procedure. The company’s Quality Management System is certified for compliance with ISO 9001:2000.
Aeroflot operates one of Europe’s youngest air fleets that consists of 114 aircraft. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, at the Sheremetyevo International Airport. Find more at www.aeroflot.ru.
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