Moscow, 11 April 2018. – Aeroflot Group airlines triumphed in five main categories at the prestigious Wings of Russia national aviation award. The ceremony was held on 10 April at the Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Hotel.
Aeroflot, the Group’s flagship carrier, was recognised as a leader in three categories. The carrier was once again named Airline of the Year in the International Scheduled Passenger Carrier category, and won the Domestic Passenger Carrier, Group 1 category for the first time in several years. The airline continued to dominate in the prestigious Russian Airline of the Year — People’s Choice Prize nomination, which is awarded based on the results of an online passenger survey.
Also noted was the continued sustainable growth of Aeroflot’s subsidiaries. Low-cost carrier Pobeda won the title of Airline of the Year in the Domestic Passenger Carrier, Group 2 category. This award is another confirmation of the fact that since its creation, Pobeda has become an integral part of the domestic aviation industry, providing Russians with affordable flights at unprecedented low tariffs.
Aurora, Aeroflot Group’s carrier in the Russian Far East, has once again won theAir Transportation on Regional Routes category.
The Wings of Russia Awards were founded in 1997 and undertake to attract public attention to the achievements of Russian airlines, help develop the professional community, empower the image of Russian civil aviation in the global arena, and create a favourable investment climate for the industry.
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 232 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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