The volume of Aeroflot internet sales in September of this year came up to 8 million dollars. More than 70% of sold tickets were paid for online via credit cards. Growth of sales is caused by expansion of number of routes where the technology of the electronic ticket is introduced.
Now in 40 directions of Aeroflot the tickets paid for online are marked as electronic, and passengers are relieved of necessity to receive paper air tickets. By the end of current year the paperless technology will be accessible on 60 directions of Aeroflot, and by June 1, 2008 all routes of Aeroflot will become electronic.
« Aeroflot – the Russian airlines » OJSC (AFLT) is the indisputable leader of civil aviation of Russia and an actual national carrier. The largest airline of the country, it transports more than 7 million people a year, and together with affiliated companies almost 9 million, i.e. 23 % from the general number of passengers of the Russian air transport. With an air park in the amount of 81 aircrafts, it carries out its own flights to 93 destinations of 47 countries (302 flights a day overall). It supervises 51 % of the Russian market of regular international transportations and approximately 12 % of internal air transportations. The net profit for 2006 has made 7.9 billion ruble. (the consolidated profit of Aeroflot group has made 258.1 million US dollar on IFRS).
Aeroflot is one of the oldest airlines and one of the most known commercial brands in the world. The company was founded in 1923. It is located in Moscow, at the international Sheremetyevo airport. In 2006 Aeroflot became the first Russian airline, having joined the global alliance SkyTeam. The joint routing network of the alliance totals 728 destinations in 149 countries what gives passengers of Aeroflot boundless opportunities of a choice. Bonus programs of all partners of the alliance cover Aeroflot clients. For some data on advantages from participation in alliance SkyTeam see the website www.skyteam.com.
Aeroflot is the only certificated operator of the international aviation standard of production safety IOSA in Russia. On the website www.aeroflot.ru you can buy tickets for the Aeroflot flights using on-line payments, technology of the electronic ticket, and you can also learn more about the airline.