March 14, 2011, Moscow – Results of 2010 show that JSC ‘Aeroflot’ became Russia’s largest carrier by the number of passengers uplifted on domestic flights. These data are contained in the review of operations of the Russian civil aviation in 2010 published by the Transport Clearing House (TCH).
In 2010, Aeroflot uplifted 4.16 mln passengers on domestic flights, a 25% increase as compared to the previous year. The calculations presented by the TCH show that, for the first time in the post-Soviet period, Aeroflot has outrun by this indicator all operators of the Russian air transportation market. The Russia’s leading airline is also No. 1 by the passenger turnover on domestic flights in 2010 that reached 11,145 bn passenger-kilometers(+29% compared to 2009).
JSC ‘Aeroflot’ is Russia's largest airline by the total number of uplifted passengers (11,3 mln) in 2010. However, the main share of this amount is due to regular international flights, i.e., the segment where Aeroflot has been an unquestionable leader in Russia.
Having become No. 1 in the Russian industry by the number of passengers uplifted within Russia, we have reached a strategically important milestone, - says Vitaly Savelyev, Director-General of JSC ‘Aeroflot’. - Aeroflot considers advanced development of domestic uplifts as a basis for the company’s global development. We believe that one can become a global winner only after having become a national champion.
Aeroflot, a leader of Russia’s air fleet, is a member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance. Aeroflot’s overall flight network comprises 898 locations in 169 countries. In 2010, 11.3 mln passengers used Aeroflot’s services and about 14.07 mln used the services offered by the Aeroflot group.
Aeroflot was the winner in the contest between European members of SkyTeam in serving economy-class passengers in short- and medium-range flights and business-class passengers in long-range flights. “Onboard Survey,” the marketing survey conducted by SkyTeam from April to September 2009, confirmed Aeroflot’s leading positions.
Aeroflot belongs to 25 leading airlines of the world according to Air Transport World journal, based on the results of its financial and economic activities in 2009 (“operating profit” and “profit margin” categories).
Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to be included in the IOSA operator registry and it continues to confirm the certificate in a regular way. The airline has successfully passed the Safety audit for ground operations (ISAGO). Aeroflot is a holder of the unified certificate of compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008.
Aeroflot operates one of the youngest air fleets in Europe that consists of 101 aircraft. Aeroflot’s hub is Sheremetyevo international airport in Moscow. For more details please visit www.aeroflot.ru.
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