Aeroflot is the indisputable leader of Russian Civil Aviation, it is in fact the national carrier.
Vitaliy Savelyev, General Director of Aeroflot since 10 April 2009.
Founded on 17 March 1923, Aeroflot is one of the oldest airlines in the world as well as one of the most recognisable Russian brands. It is the strongest brand among the world's airlines according to the world's leading independent brand-assessment consultant, Brand Finance.
- In 1989, Aeroflot was the first Russian airline to become a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
- Aeroflot is based in Sheremetyevo Airport, Moscow.
- Through its hub at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, Aeroflot, under the winter schedule (from October 28, 2017 through March 24, 2018), operates flights on 137 routes in 51 countries (50 routes in Russia). Inside Russia, Aeroflot has four branches - in St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Perm, and Vladivostok.
- In 9M 2017 Aeroflot carried 24.8 million passengers (14.2% up year-on-year). 69.2 billion passenger-kilometres were flown (an 11.6% increase), the load factor constituted 82.8% (+0.8 p.p.). In that period, the total of 38.3 million passengers flew with all the companies of Aeroflot Group (+16.8%). In 2016, the Group joined the global Top 20 airline carriers and came 18th in terms of passenger volume.
- 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 SkyTeam partners.
- As part of its commitment to safety, Aeroflot operates the largest Center of Flight Control (CFC) in Eastern Europe. The company also set up an up-to-date Emergency Operations Center based on modern technologies. The airline opened its own aviation school. 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.
- Aeroflot is committed to deploying the most effective technologies, including Big Data, to increase service quality and economic efficiency. According to a rating compiled by Bain & Co., Aeroflot is the fourth most digital airline anywhere in the world. It is also Russia’s biggest online vendor. The company offers its passengers the most advanced self-service check-in options and in-flight amenities, including widening Internet access.
Aeroflot’s fleet, one of the world’s youngest, consists of 214 aircraft which are modern Airbus A320-family, A330, Boeing 737, Boeing 777 and Sukhoi Superjet 100 airliners.
In 2008, Aeroflot started receiving Airbus A330 aircraft. In 2011, Aeroflot and Boeing announced orders for 16 Boeing 777s, deliveries started in 2013. Those new planes make it possible for the airline to dramatically increase its long-haul capabilities and standard of service. In September 2013, Aeroflot received the first Boeing 737 NG aircraft (out of up to 50 Boeing 737-800/737-900 planes on order).
Since June 2011, 30 Sukhoi Superjet 100 new-generation Russian-built aircraft have been delivered to Aeroflot under the hard contract (all are currently in full specification). In 2017, Aeroflot has entered an agreement with VEB Leasing and United Aircraft for the purchase and delivery of an additional 20 Sukhoi Superjet 100 planes. Aeroflot is also planning to acquire up to 50 newest MS-21 jets to be produced in Russia by Irkut Corporation.
|The fleet includes (as of October 31, 2017):|
|Sukhoi Superjet 100||32|
|Boeing 737-800 NG||33|
In April 2006, Aeroflot became a full member of SkyTeam, the second largest airline alliance in the world (since 2011 it has also been a part of the alliance’s freight structure–SkyTeam Cargo). Through the widespread joint route network, SkyTeam offers its customers an opportunity to fly to 1074 destinations in 177 countries.
As a part of code-sharing agreements, Aeroflot cooperates with 30 foreign and Russian airline companies.
Aeroflot Group, Russia’s largest and fast-developing airline holding, includes three subsidiaries: Aurora (the Far Eastern unified airline which made its first flight in November 2013), Pobeda Airlines LLC (a low-cost carrier that commenced scheduled budget services on December 1, 2014), and Rossiya (a mid-cost airline that started operations on March 27, 2016).
Aeroflot meets the highest international safety management standards. Based on the results of the operational safety audit by the International Air Transport Association (IOSA – IATA Operational Safety Audit), it was the first of the Russian carriers to become a part of the IOSA operator register. It has also undergone the operational safety audit of ground operations known as ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations). In 2017, as a result of recertification audits, it has once again confirmed its compliance with both standards. The integrated quality management system has been certified based on ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2004 standards.
51% of Aeroflot shares belong to the Russian Federation. 49% belong to legal entities and private individuals, including company employees. In 1994, Aeroflot was registered as open joint-stock company (OJSC); starting from 1 July 2015, pursuant to requirements of the laws of the Russian Federation, it has changed the name of its organisational legal form to public joint-stock company (Public Joint-Stock Company Aeroflot – Russian Airlines, short name – Aeroflot PJSC). Shares of PJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines are traded on the Moscow Stock Exchange and are included in the First Level of the quotation list, security code – AFLT.
According to the 6M 2017 IFRS consolidated financial results, Aeroflot Group’s revenue reached RUB 234.9 billion, up 4.9% year-on-year. EBITDAR constituted RUB 46.1 billion, with EBITDAR margin of 19.6%. EBITDA was RUB 15.4 billion, with EBITDA margin of 6.6%. Net income totaled RUB 2.9 billion (+17.1%).
The airline has voluntarily implemented and certfied the Environmental Management System. Ambitious activities for reduction of CO2 emissions have been performed as part of the Program for Increasing the Fuel Efficiency, as well as the Program of Power Conservation and Improvement of Environmental Efficiency of Aeroflot PJSC up to 2020. As part of the Carbon Offset Program, the company has implemented an online counter of CO2 emissions that assists the passengers in calculating the volume of negative impact on the environment in the course of an air flight. The counter has been developed in accordance with cutting-edge practices in the aviation sector as well as ICAO and IATA methods.
Aeroflot plays an active role in its community through on-going support of social programs, charitable organizations and community events. Aeroflot is actively involved with a variety of social initiatives, including:
- The Flat Rate Program that ensures affordable air travel between Central Russia and its far-flung regions and cities like the Far East, Kaliningrad and Simferopol, thereby promoting geographical mobility of people.
- An international program which facilitates air travel for war veterans during the annual Victory Day celebrations in May.
- Regular assistance in transportation of gravely ill children to overseas medical institutions for treatment unavailable in their home communities.
- Miles of Charity Program, a joint project of Aeroflot and Podari Zhizn (Gift of 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. It has the status of General Partner of the Russian Olympic Committee and Official Carrier of the Russian Olympic Team. It is the official carrier for Russia’s national football team and the Russian national basketball teams. The company is a partner of the Russian Football Union and the Volleyball Federation of Russia. Aeroflot sponsors the Russian Cycling Federation, the Russian Federation of Acrobatic Rock’n’Roll, and the Russian Golf Association. In 2013, Aeroflot became the official carrier of Manchester United football club. The company sponsors the world’s top open chess tournament, the Aeroflot Open.
- 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.
- Aeroflot has its Public Council which consists of prominent public figures and performs advisory functions to the company in making its policy best suited to the needs and interests of society.
- As a major international airline, Aeroflot is a leading employer providing over 21,500 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 under the collective bargaining agreement which in 2017 has been prolonged until December 1, 2020.
Aeroflot plays an active part in the life of society, provides continuous assistance to charitable organisations, and promotes socially important activities. You can learn more about programs and campaigns in the section "Social Policy".
Due to adoption of federal laws No. 426-FZ dated 28 December 2014 and No. 421-FZ "On the introduction of changes to individual legislative acts of the Russian Federation due to adoption of the Federal Law "On special evaluation of labour conditions", introduction of changes to Article 212 of the Labour Code of the Russian Federation, Aeroflot PJSC is performing special evaluation of labour conditions that comprises a single set of continuously performed activities for the identification of hazardous and/or dangerous manufacturing factors and assessment of the degree of their impact on the employee, with regard to deviation of their actual values from the established hygienic standards of labour conditions and the use of personal and collective protective equipment for employees. Based on the performance results of the special evaluation of labour conditions, classes (subclasses) of workplace labour conditions are determined.