25 October 2015, Moscow. — JSC Transaero will stop operations at midnight tonight (25/26 October), following the decision by the Russian aviation regulator to annul its operator’s licence effective 26 October.
Transaero passengers will be carried on flights operated by Aeroflot Group and where necessary other airlines. Aeroflot Group has the necessary operational capabilities to ensure uninterrupted carriage for Transaero passengers. Of the 1.93 mln Transaero tickets sold for flights before 15 December 2015, 1.83 mln passengers — or 94.8% of the total — have already been flown under Aeroflot’s operational management.
By 15 December, 100,241 passengers remain with reservations on Transaero flights. Additional information for these passengers can be found on the homepage of Transaero’s website, where there is an updated version of the online flight status checker: http://info-services.transaero.ru/status. Transaero customers can check their flight status (within the daily flight plan) without having to call the Transaero call-centre and see details of any new reservation in the event of their original flight being cancelled. To do this, passengers need to enter their surname and first name on Latin letters as per their ticket, and the flight number (without the UN prefix) and date. Information regarding new reservations is available via the online service after the Transaero call centre reassigns the new ticket for each passenger.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2014, Aeroflot carried 23.6 million passengers (34.7 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 1,057 destinations in 179 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, numbering 163 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 sixth time in 2015, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant. In 2015 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the fourth time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.