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Company Profile

Some facts

  • Aeroflot is Russia’s de facto National carrier and largest Airline.
  • Vitaly G. Saveliev is Aeroflot’s Director General and CEO (since April 10, 2009).
  • Founded on  March 17, 1923, Aeroflot is among the world’s oldest airlines and one of Russia’s most recognised brands.
  • Aeroflot was the first Russian airline company to join the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in 1989.
  • Through its hub at   Sheremetyevo Airport  in Moscow, Aeroflot under the Summer schedule of 2014, operates flights to 125 destinations in 52 countries (41 destinations in Russia).
  • Inside Russia, Aeroflot has three branches— in St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad and Vladivostok.
  • The airline pays a special attention to its presence in the Russian market, especially Siberia and the Far East.
  • In  2013, Aeroflot carried 20.9 million passengers (18.4 percent up on 2012), 60.2 billion passenger-kilometres were flown (19.2 % increase), the load factor constituted 78.8%. The total of 31.4 million passengers flew with companies of Aeroflot Group in 2013 (+14.3%).
  • To meet the needs of its passengers, Aeroflot is increasing its fleet  and has built its own new hub  in Moscow. Terminal D at Sheremetyevo which came into service in 2009 is designed to serve Aeroflot's flights as well as those of its Sky Team partners.
  • As part of its commitment to safety, Aeroflot operates the largest Centre of Flight Control (CFC) in Eastern Europe. The company also set up an up-to-date Emergency Operations Centre based on modern technologies. 
  • Aeroflot's Hub Control Centre has been put into operation in Sheremetyevo with the purpose to coordinate transfer connection processes and oversee the flight control at the airport. 
  • The airline opened its own Aviation School which will provide education on 120 aviation specialties. The school is to train 160 pilots (or 80 crews) annually.
  • Aeroflot's Ecological Management and Control System incorporates up-to-date technologies and standards. The company has adopted Energy and Ecological Efficiency Program which is in full compliance with IATA's ecological strategy. 

Modern Technologies 

  • Aeroflot places emphasis on constantly enhancing the quality of its products and services as well as on expanding its range.
  • Aeroflot is committed to deploying the most effective information technologies to increase service quality and economic efficiency and relies on modern systems to power its Internet bookings. The company offers its passengers the most advanced self-service check-in options and  in-flight amenities, including widening mobile phone and Internet access.

New Terminal

  • To meet the needs of its passengers, Aeroflot is increasing its fleet and has built its own new hub in Moscow.
  • Terminal D at Sheremetyevo which came into service in 2009 is designed to serve Aeroflot's flights as well as those of its Sky Team partners.  
  • With annual capacity of 12 million passengers, it is designed to serve Aeroflot’s flights as well as those of its SkyTeam partners. 
  • For passengers’ convenience, it offers 143 check-In counters, including 24 self-check-in kiosks (CUSS-kiosks) and 30 counters for transit passengers and oversized baggage.
  • Passengers will be able to use the 6 enhanced-comfort lounges, 5 children’s rooms, 25 shops, 18 catering establishments working around the clock, and many other services.
  • Aeroflot and SkyTeam are assigned 3 business exclusive lounges «Klassika»«Jazz», «Blues»  in the international and domestic departure zones equipped with comfortable rest areas, shower rooms and other conveniences.
  • Aeroflot is based in Moscow Sheremetyevo airport where a, unique for Russia, Hub Control Centre was put in service. The Hub allows control of all technical processes from one planning and coordination centre. Lufthansa Systems “Net Line/Hub” software was chosen as an IT-solution for the Hub Control Centre. “Net Line/Hub” allows Aeroflot to improve efficiency and to react quickly in case of flight schedule delay.

Our fleet

  • Aeroflot’s fleet, which is among Europe’s most modern, youngest and fastest growing, consists of 149 passenger aircraft ( + 3 cargo aircraft), with its backbone formed by modern Airbus A320-family, Airbus 330, Boeing737, Boeing777 and Sukhoi SuperJet-100 airliners.
  • In 2007, Aeroflot signed multi-billion US dollar deals to buy 22 Boeing B787 Dreamliners, with start since 2016, and 22 Airbus A350 jets since 2018.
  • In 2008, Aeroflot started receiving Airbus A330 aircrat. In 2011, Aeroflot and Boeing announced orders for 16 Boeing B777s, deliveries started in 2013. Those new planes make it possible for  the airline to dramatically increase its long-haul capabilites and standard of service.

  • In 2013, Aeroflot received the first 4 of the 16 contracted  Boeing B777-300ER aircraft, which are superior to other airplanes in flight range and capacity, as well as have a new  COMFORT class of service.  In 2014 the company is due to get another six such aircraft.

  • Since September 2013, Aeroflot has operated 4 new medium-haul Boeing B737 passenger aircraft (out of up to 50 B737-800/B737-900ER planes on order). Four new B737s are to be added in 2014.

  • Since 2011, Aeroflot has been receiving Sukhoi SuperJet-100 new-generation Russian-built aircraft (the firm order for 30 SSJ-100 regional jets). Aeroflot Group, considering its growth prospects, is to acquire the total of 126 modern Rusian-built aircraft of vatious types through 2020.
  • Plane park

Safety

  • Today Aeroflot is an airline with an excellent safety record, operational reliability and a reputation for industry leading customer service. Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to be included in IATA’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Registry. In 2013, the company has confirmed the certificate for the fifth time.
  • In 2009 the company also obtained the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) certification. Aeroflot is fully ISO 9000 safety credited.
  • As part of its commitment to safety, Aeroflot operates the largest Centre of Flight Control (CFC) in Eastern Europe. The company also set up an  up-to-date Emergency Operations Centre based on modern technologies.
  • The airline opened its own Aviation School which will provide education on 120 aviation specialties. The school is to train 160 pilots (or 80 crews) annually. Aeroflot's Hub Control Center has been put into operation in Sheremetyevo with the purpose to coordinate transfer connection processes and oversee the flight control at the airport.

Our alliance and partnerships

  • In  2006, Aeroflot became a full member of SkyTeam, the second-largest airline alliance in the world. Since 2011 also a member of Sky Team Cargo.
  • Through its combined vast network, SkyTeam provides service to 1,064 destinations in 178 countries.
  • Aeroflot operates code-sharing agreements with 31 Russian and foreign airline companies.
  • Aeroflot Group included several subsidiaries: in addition to Donavia, which is based in Rostov-on-Don, Aeroflot in 2011 took over a number of Russian regional airline companies from Rostechnologii (Russian Technologies State Corporation). Aeroflot Group is presently Russia's largest and fast-developing airline holding. Within the Group, Aeroflot has established the Far Eastern Airline (Aurora Airline) which made its first flight in November 2013, and a low-cost carrier (Dobrolet), with the start of operation set for 2014.

Investor Relations

  • The Russian Government owns 51 per cent of Aeroflot. Legal entities and individuals own the remaining 49 per cent stake.
  • In 1993 Aeroflot was registered as an Open Joint-Stock Company.
  • JSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines shares are traded on the Moscow Stock Exchange (MICEX) under the symbol AFLT.
  • Among the key consolidated IFRS financial results for the twelve months ending December 31, 2013, Aeroflot Group has witnessed a 41.9% increase of net income to RUB 7,334.7 million ($230.3 million). Full year 2013 traffic revenue increased 16.4% to RUB 257,545.7 million ($8,086.7 million). 

In the Community

Aeroflot plays an active role in its community through on-going support of charitable organisations and community events.  Aeroflot is actively involved with a variety of social initiatives, including: 

  • Revisiting Battlefields Programme which facilitates air travel for war Veterans during the annual Victory Day celebrations in May.
  • A Heart With Two Wings Program providing free flights for the children with rare or life-threatening diseases who live in remote areas of Russia and need quality medical treatment in Moscow.
  • Regular assistance in transportation of gravely ill children to overseas medical institutions for treatment unavailable in their home communities.
  • Miles of Charity Programme, a joint project of Aeroflot and Podari Zhizn (Grant a Life) Foundation, which allows frequent flyers to donate their bonus miles to seriously ill children.
  • Aeroflot supports the Train of Hope, a national charity action for orphans, by providing free air transportation for prospective adoptive parents.
  • Throughout its history, Aeroflot has traditionally supported sports and the Olympic Movement. Since 2009, it has been General Partner for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. As part of the partnership programme, Aeroflot will increase the number of flights bound for Sochi and launch new flights from Sochi to Europe.
  • Aeroflot has been a long-time main sponsor of CSKA Moscow Football Club and in 2013 it has become an official carrier of Manchester United Football Club and a sponsor of the Brooklyn Nets Basketball Team.
  • Russia’s Ministry for Extraordinary Situations (EMERCOM). Aeroflot works closely with the Russian government to provide aid and evacuation services to people affected by conflict or natural disasters.     
  • As a major international airline, Aeroflot is a leading employer providing over 16,000 jobs in Russia and at its operations abroad. It remains committed to investing in its staff and supports a progressive work environment with competitive salaries and benefit packages.
  • Aerofot has launched its own special airfare program for Crimea to promote air links between the peninsula and mainland Russia.