2 August 2010, Moscow. – Beginning 1 August 2010, JSC “Aeroflot - Russian Airlines” offers a new service: passengers can now check-in for flights using cell phones. As a result of check-in, an image of the boarding pass will be displayed on the phone screen as a 2D barcode together with brief instructions for passengers. Currently this service is only available for passengers of domestic flights served from airport Sheremetyevo’s D terminal. Later this service will also be available at other Russian and foreign airports.
The image on the cell phone screen is a boarding pass. However, according to the security rules effective in Russian airports, the passenger has to independently print out the paper boarding pass by pressing the cell phone screen to an optic scanner installed before the special control.
After the boarding pass is stamped at the special control, it should be kept till the end of boarding to aircraft. If required, it may also be submitted to the accounting department.
Mobile registration begins 24 hours and ends 1 hour 30 minute prior to departure.
Similar to Internet check-in, in checking in by means of cell phone, the passenger may independently select seats in aircraft.
Aeroflot, a leader of Russia’s air fleet, is a member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance. Aeroflot’s network of routes comprises 898 locations in 169 countries. In 2009, 11.1 mln passengers used the services offered by the Aeroflot group.
Aeroflot was the winner in the contest between European members of SkyTeam in serving economy-class passengers in short- and medium-range flights and business-class passengers in long-range flights. “Onboard Survey”, the marketing survey conducted by SkyTeam from April to September 2009, confirmed Aeroflot’s leading positions.
Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to be included in the IOSA operator registry and it regularly confirms the certificate. The airline has successfully passed ISAGO, the audit of land service safety. Aeroflot is a holder of the unified certificate of compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2000.
Aeroflot operates one of the youngest air fleets in Europe that consists of 110 aircraft. Aeroflot’s hub is Sheremetyevo international airport in Moscow.
For more details visit our Web site at www.aeroflot.ru.
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