December, 5th, 2007, Moscow. – Open Society «Aeroflot –Russian airlines» was awarded national award in the field of business «Company of the year» in a nomination «Transport services».
The annual National award «Company of the year» has proved as public institute which not only names the best companies, but creates new image of the Russian business and advances modern standards of business ethics. National competition «Company of the year» is conducted since 1998 under patronage of Commercial and industrial chamber of the Russian Federation. Organizer – RBC.
In 2002 the advisory council of the national award «Company of the year» has awarded Open Society "Aeroflot" the diploma as to the best Russian company in sphere of services of mass demand.
Organizers of competition have valued highly the achievements of airline Aeroflot during the recent year. In history of domestic air transportations Aeroflot became the first Russian airline which has entered global aviation alliance SkyTeam thanks to what the geography of flights for citizens of the Russian Federation has extended to 791 locations in 162 countries. Aeroflot was first Russian airline to receive the certificate of operator IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit – the international standard of operational safety of the air carriers, accepted by the International association of air transport IATA). The airline «Aeroflot –Russian airlines» following the results of 2006 in a rating of authoritative international magazine «Airline Business» is included in number of the best world airlines on financial indicators, having occupied 10th place in Europe and 39th in the world on an indicator of «profitableness from primary activity».By results of the survey of known British research agency "Sky Trax" (SkyTrax Research) among 3500 thousand Corporate travelers Aeroflot has won first place in a nomination «service perfection onboard» in 2005 among 95 airlines of the world. Aeroflot – unique domestic airlines, most fully corresponding to standards of the international model.
Open Joint Stock Company «Aeroflot – Russian airlines» (AFLT) is undisputed leader of commercial aviation of Russia, true national transport operator. As the largest air company of the country, it transports more than 7 million people a year, and with subsidiary companies around 9 million i.e. 23% of the total Russian air transport passengers. Having in possession an air park which consists of 81 airborne vehicles, conducts personal flights to 93 destinations in 47 countries, (total – 302 flights a day). Controls 51% of Russian market of regular international transportation and about 12% of domestic transportation. Net profit for 2006 accumulated to 7,9 billion rubles (258,1 million dollars by International Accounting Standards).
Aeroflot – is one of the oldest air companies and one of the most famous commercial brands in the world. Company was founded in 1923, its headquarters in Moscow, in international airport of Sherem’etevo. In 2006 Aeroflot became the first Russian air company to be part of a global alliance SkyTeam. United destination network of the alliance consists of 728 destinations in 149 countries, which in turn offers to the passengers of Aeroflot limitless variety of choice. Clients of Aeroflot are also eligible for bonus programs of all partners of the alliance. Information of the advantages of participation in the alliance SkyTeam – on the website www.skyteam.com.
Aeroflot is the first Russian airline, certified as operator of international aviation standards of operational safety IATA (International Air Travel Association) Operational Safety Audit in Russia.
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