Moscow, 12 January 2016. — Aeroflot Group was responsible for one of the three highest frequency new routes launched anywhere in the world in 2015, according to the anna.aero airline network news and analytics portal.
Aeroflot began flying 35 times a week from Moscow Domodedovo to Simferopol on 25 October (flight numbers SU 5800/5801, SU 5802/5803, SU 5804/5805, SU 5806/5807, SU 5808/5809).
Aeroflot Group was ranked in the global top 20 by total number of routes launched in 2015, according to anna.aero.
Pobeda, the Group’s low-cost carrier (LCC), which began operations in December 2014, placed seventh overall with 46 new routes during the year. LCCs continued their dominance in terms of new routes.
The rankings once again highlight the Russian flag carrier’s continued focus on operational efficiency, which has delivered dynamic growth despite the economic challenges facing the aviation sector.
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 167 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.