JSC "Aeroflot - Russian Airlines" became a winner of the national premium "Wings of Russia 2006" in two key nominations - the best Russian passenger carrier on domestic and international routes (in the category of large airline companies).
Winners and laureates of the competition were determined by the secret voting of the members representing The Wings of Russia Public Council, which consists of more than 100 members - former heads of the Civil Aviation Ministry USSR, representatives of the Russian government, Federal agencies, heads of noncommercial associations in the sphere of aviation, mass media aviation columnists, etc.
Passenger carriages were evaluated according to level of safety, passenger turnover, volume of carried passengers, passenger load factor, and earnings volume from passenger carriages, profitability level and professional criteria.
On the whole 27 Russian airline companies from various Russian regions participated in the contest to win the title of "The Airline Company of the Year 2006". Annual competition "Wings of Russia" was founded in 1997 by the Russian Association of Air Transport Operators, magazine "Air Transport Observer" and consulting company "Infomost".
JSC "Aeroflot - Russian Airlines" (AFLT) is a certain leader of civil aviation in Russia, actually a national carrier. Being the largest domestic airline company it transports over 7 mln. of people annually and together with its subsidiaries - about 9 mln., i.e. 23% of the total amount of Russian air passengers. With a fleet of 90 air crafts it flies to 93 destinations in 47 countries (302 flights a day). The company controls 51% of the Russian market of regular international flights and about 12% of domestic flights. Net profit in 2006 made 3,7 bln. rubles.
Aeroflot is one of the oldest airline companies and one of the most known commercial brands in the world. The company was founded in 1923; it is based in Moscow in the international Sheremetyevo airport. In 2006 Aeroflot became the first Russian airline company to enter the global alliance SkyTeam. Joint route network of the alliance includes 728 destinations in 149 countries that gives Aeroflot passengers boundless opportunities of choice. Bonus programs of all alliance partners extend to Aeroflot clients. More information about SkyTeam benefits is available at www.skyteam.com.
Aeroflot is the only certified operator of international operational safety audit (IOSA) in Russia.
Tickets to Aeroflot flights with on-line payment, technology of e-ticket and more detailed information about the company are available at www.aeroflot.ru.