9 September 2019, Moscow. – Aeroflot ranks first by punctuality among Europe’s largest airlines in August 2019, according to UK’s two major providers of global travel data and insight - Flightstats and OAG.
As revealed by Flightstats, part of Cirium, supplier of real-time global flight data to companies and individuals across the travel ecosystem, Aeroflot operated 89.5% of its mainline flights on schedule in August 2019.
According to monthly OAG On-Time Performance Report, Aeroflot ranked first among European aviation heavyweights posting a similar result of 89.0% of on-schedule flights in August 2019. This outcome improves on that of July, which stood at 86.7%.
The leading Russian carrier remains one of the most punctual among the world’s top airlines by flight operations. In terms of on-time performance Aeroflot is steadily ahead of not only major European competitors but also a number of Asian and Middle Eastern premium airlines.
Earlier, Aeroflot received five-star punctuality rating from OAG, becoming the only Russian and the largest European airline by passenger traffic to receive the highest score. Aeroflot made it to the only 10% of On-Time Performance Star Ratings to receive the highest five-star rating.
Aeroflot has been constantly improving its punctuality result through a host of effective measures. These included strict implementation of boarding regulations. Future plans include innovations based on the latest digital technologies, such as biometric controls, that will significantly accelerate pre-flight airport procedures for passengers.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot serves 159 destinations in 54 countries.
Aeroflot’s 249-strong fleet is the youngest of any airline worldwide that operates more than 100 aircraft. In 2018, Aeroflot carried 35.8 million passengers (55.7 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).
Aeroflot holds 4-Star Airline status from Skytrax and was named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the eighth time at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Aeroflot has also been awarded a five-star global airline rating by US aviation association APEX. Aeroflot is the world’s strongest airline brand according to leading brand strategy consultancy Brand Finance.
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