August 17, 2010, Moscow – For the first time, JSC “Aeroflot – Russian airlines” was put in the list of 25 world leading airlines published by “Air Transport World” magazine, due to its successful financial and economic results of 2009. Judging by the operating profit (359 million dollars), JSC “Aeroflot” is on the 10th place after Lufthansa group (388 million dollars). It holds the 18th place in terms of net profit (122 million dollars).
The first place by both parameters belongs to Emirates Airline. Among the world leaders in terms of operating and net profit in 2009, only three European airlines and no other Russian airlines besides Aeroflot are mentioned in the “Air Transport World” rating.
The authoritative business magazine emphasizes in its July publication the vigorous activity of JSC “Aeroflot” during this year, including consolidation of a number of Russian aviation assets. Special mention is made that Aeroflot becomes the first Russian carrier offering Internet and mobile services on board. Information is also provided about new destinations in the winter schedule, which will come into operation from the end of October 2010.
“The prestigious international rating actually evidenced the efficiency of measures taken by our management under the crisis conditions that seriously undermined the position of some big players on the global aviation market, - noted Shamil Kurmashov, Deputy General Director for Finance and Investment at JSC “Aeroflot – Russian airlines”. – “This year JSC “Aeroflot” is planning not only to keep its position but also to strengthen it, both in Russia and abroad.”
AEROFLOT, a leader of Russia’s air fleet, is a member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance. Aeroflot’s overall flight network comprises 898 locations in 169 countries. In 2009, 8.755 mln passengers used Aeroflot’s services and 11.1 mln 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 continues to confirm the certificate in a regular way. The airline has successfully passed the Safety audit for ground operations (ISAGO). 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 105 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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