Moscow, 1 March 2018 – Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) announces that Giorgio Callegari has decided to step down from his position as Deputy CEO, Strategy and Alliances to pursue personal interests. The Company has launched a search for a successor for this position.
Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev said: “I would like to thank Giorgio for his contribution to Aeroflot’s growth and success as part of the team that has taken Aeroflot to new heights over the past several years. We will always be glad to see him in Moscow, and I wish him every success in his future endeavours.”
Giorgio Callegari said: “The decision to leave the aviation industry after around 30 years has not been an easy one for me to make. I am proud of having taken part in writing a new chapter in the history of Aeroflot, and of having helped Russia’s national carrier to grow and to take its rightful position among the world’s leading airlines. Today Aeroflot is stronger than ever before, and I firmly believe that there is more significant growth still to come. I look forward to following the company’s continued success under its current management team.”
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 2017, Aeroflot carried 32.8 million passengers (50.1 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 228 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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