April 5, 2010, Moscow – For the first time in the Russian aviation history, JSC Aeroflot Russian Airlines has started carrying mail from France for the first time in the Russian aviation history. The services are provided by the company’s own regular flights.
Aero Cargo, an authorized agent of Russian Post, with Aeroflot’s assistance won the tender for postal transport to Moscow and several other CIS destinations held by the French Government.
Aeroflot daily performs four own flights on the Moscow – Paris – Moscow and two on the Moscow – Nice – Moscow routes.
If the results of the postal transportation from Paris satisfy France’s Postal Administration, the parties expect the collaboration to be expanded to include similar postal carriage services from Nice. The direct postal transport from France by Aeroflot’s regular flights will improve the quality of product throughout the supply chain.
The growing collaboration with the French postal service will boost the volume international post carried by Aeroflot, and encourage friendly ties with other countries’ postal administrations to further promote international postal traffic increase.
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 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 9001:2000О.
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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