Moscow, 29 March 2018. – Aeroflot today celebrates the 20th anniversary of the launch of regular flights between Moscow and Omsk. The first flight between the cities was operated on a Tu-154 aircraft on 29 March 1998.
Since then over 2 million passengers have flown on this route. Steady demand is demonstrated by the high load factor of Aeroflot’s regular flights, with an average passenger load factor of 85%.
Aeroflot currently operates two flights per day to Omsk on comfortable Airbus A320 aircraft, and the airline plans to increase this frequency to three from August 2018, including flights operated using Boeing 737s.
Continuous development of the domestic route network is a priority for Aeroflot. Over two decades of regular flights to Omsk, Aeroflot has gained the reputation of a reliable carrier – passengers often fly from Omsk to Moscow to continue their journey on to Europe, the US and other popular destinations.
Travelling with Aeroflot gives residents of Omsk access to the extensive flight network of the Sky Team alliance, as well as other advantages such as convenient connections at many international airports.
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 230 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.
Find out more at http://www.aeroflot.com/