18 September 2017, Moscow. – Aeroflot has won a TOBY award for real-estate management in the Corporate Facility nomination. Russia’s leading airline was awarded for its professional management of the Melkisarovo facility by Sheremetyevo.
The awards ceremony took place at the PROESTATE International Real Estate Investment Forum. The TOBY prize is one of the most prestigious and best known in the sector, and traditionally awarded to a building whose potential and possibilities are used to the maximum.
The Melkisarovo facility was completed in 2009 by Aeroflot’s new managerial team. Staff at the facility are directly involved in Aeroflot’s operations and passenger service and a number of other areas, such as the high-tech Situation Centre. Melkisarovo is distinguished by its ergonomics and expressive architecture, with two parallel buildings ascending into the sky. According to the jury, the Melkisarovo facility meets the fundamental principle of the TOBY Awards: "A building that gives you an edge in the market".
"This award is a sign of recognition of Aeroflot’s effectiveness in yet another key area, that of real estate management," said Vladimir Alexandrov, Deputy CEO for Legal and Property Issues. "Together with our young fleet, qualified personnel and access to the latest digital technologies, Aeroflot's infrastructure facilities represent another important asset that has a direct impact on the growth of the airline. Our real estate is a large, complex and, in many respects, unique project created over the years, under the efficient and reliable management."
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,074 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. In 2016, Aeroflot carried 29 million passengers (43.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).
Aeroflot became the first Russian airline to be awarded Four Star Airline status by Skytrax in recognition of the high-quality of its customer service. In 2017, Aeroflot was named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the sixth time at the Skytrax World Airline Awards.
In 2017, Aeroflot was named the most powerful brand in Russia and the world’s strongest airline brand by leading valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance. Aeroflot was also named Best Major Airline in Europe by TripAdvisor travellers and recognised as the Favourite International Airline in China at the Flyer Award Ceremony 2017.
Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world with 202 aircraft. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, at Sheremetyevo International Airport.
Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety, with a European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, the main globally recognized safety parameter, comparable to global peers.
The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the seventh time in 2017, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2004 compliant.
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