18 November 2015, Moscow. — Aeroflot on Monday held the final session in 2015 of its Public Council. The meeting was chaired by legendary figure-skating coach Tatiana Tarasova.
The agenda included issues related to recent events in Russia’s civil aviation industry and the consequences of Transaero’s withdrawal from the market. In line with a Government decision, Aeroflot Group carried most of the nearly two million passengers holding Transaero tickets for travel before December 15, and has also created jobs for almost half of Transaero’s staff — approximately 6,000 people. The discussion highlighted the need to develop and implement systemic solutions to strengthen the industry and to increase business responsibility.
The meeting also discussed increasing accessibility in civil aviation. The session reviewed a report on efforts to ensure comfortable and hassle-free travel for passengers with disabilities, both on the ground and in the air. Participants heard at first hand from a disabled passenger, who was invited as a special guest to share experience and make specific recommendations for improvements.
«Aeroflot is a socially responsible company, which is why it pays particular attention to the issues that are vital for the whole of society,» Tatiana Tarasova said.
At the end of the working session, the Public Council chairman wished Russia’s largest airline and the whole Russian aviation industry a prosperous and safe New Year and success in solving the challenges that the industry faces.
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 165 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.