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.
- The summer schedule for 2017 (from 26 March to 28 October) includes proprietary flights to 138 destinations in 51 countries of the globe (50 routes in Russia). The airline has 4 branches in Russia: in St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Perm, and Vladivostok.
- It prioritises development of the domestic market, developing its presence in Siberia and the Far East.
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- Aeroflot has at its disposal the largest Flight Control Centre in Eastern Europe.
- It has opened its own Aviation School.
- It has created a hi-tech Situational Centre that allows for the effective management of production processes in case of a failure or a crisis situation.
The company's fleet is the youngest in the world among major airlines that operate at least 100 aircraft. Aeroflot has 202 airliners on its books – aircraft of the Airbus А320, А330, Boeing 737, Boeing 777, and Sukhoi Superjet 100 families.
Since late 2008, Aeroflot has added the Airbus A330 long-haul airliners to its fleet. In 2011, contracts for 16 Boeing 777-300ER aircrafts were concluded with the Boeing Corporation; delivery started in 2013. This allows the company to expand its capabilities over long-haul routes and also to introduce a radically new service level.
A deal has been made to arrange the operational lease of 50 new Boeing 737-800/737-900 aircraft. The first of these middle-distance airplanes was received in September 2013.
A fixed contract has been completed for the procurement of 30 Russian regional new-generation airplanes, Sukhoi Superjet 100s, deliveries of which had been made since June 2011. By the present date, the entire fleet of these aircraft comprises of machines with the expanded configuration FULL. Also, in 2015, an agreement was signed with Sukhoi Civil Aircraft CJSC to acquire 20 more SSJ100 airplanes. Moreover, Aeroflot intends to purchase up to 50 Russian MC-21 aircraft.
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 29 foreign and Russian airlines. Aeroflot Group is the largest Russian dynamically developing holding company. The group consists of the unified far-eastern airline Aurora (made its first flight in November 2013), the low-budget airline Pobeda (has been making regular flights since 1 December 2014) and the airline Rossiya working in the middle segment of shipments (since 27March 2016)
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Aeroflot considers the new information technologies to be of particular importance as a powerful tool in improving the quality of service for customers and economic efficiency. It holds the fourth place in digitalisation, among the world's airlines, according to the strategic consulting company, Bain & Company. The company is implementing promising projects, including those based on Big Data, expanding the on-board Internet access service, and also acting as the largest online vendor in Russia.
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.
Aeroflot continuously increases and improves its aircraft fleet; it has also built a modern airport terminal at Sheremetyevo. Terminal D, commissioned in late 2009, is designated for servicing Aeroflot flights as well as those of its SkyTeam Alliance partners.
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.
In 2016, the revenue of Aeroflot Group as per IFRS increased by 19.4%, compared to the previous year, reaching 495.9 bn. rubles. The EBITDAR indicator amounted to 137.6 bn. roubles, an increase of 33.4%. The return on EBITDAR increased by 2.9 percentage points and amounted to 27.7%. The EBITDA indicator amounted to 78.0 bn. roubles, an increase of 32.9%. The return on EBITDA increased by 1.6 percentage points to 15.7%. The operational profit amounted to 63.3 bn. roubles, increasing by 43.4%. The net profit amounted to 38.8 bn. roubles.
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 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.