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Aeroflot retains Approved Gate Check status

Aeroflot has retained its Approved Gate Check (AGC) status, which is awarded by the UK’s Home Office to carriers that effectively and consistently prevent illegal immigration.
Aeroflot's financial recovery is linked to the overall revival of Russia's economy

Aeroflot losses down 24% in Q1

Russia's largest airline posted a net loss of 2.291 billion rubles in Q1 2017
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Aeroflot Bonus Frequent flier programme wins two prestigious Freddie Awards

Aeroflot’s frequent flyer programme Aeroflot Bonus has won two awards at the prestigious Freddie Awards 2017 in the categories Best Customer Service and Best Redemption Ability.
Aeroflot and its sister carriers are planning to serve a combined total of 50 million passengers in 2017

Aeroflot reports 12% passenger traffic growth for March

The carrier's international passenger numbers continued to grow faster than its domestic traffic
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Aeroflot and Russian Basketball Federation Extend Agreement

Aeroflot and the Russian Basketball Federation have extended the agreement on transportation of national basketball teams until the end of 2017.
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Аeroflot celebrates 5th anniversary of flights to Stuttgart

Today, Aeroflot marks the first five years from the date of launch of regular flights to Stuttgart, Germany’s sixth largest metropolis.
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Aeroflot Group Passenger Traffic Up 14.5% In March 2017

Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for March and the first three months of 2017.
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Aeroflot Announces Results of Board of Directors Meeting

PJSC Aeroflot (Moscow Exchange ticker: MOEX) announces the results of a meeting of its Board of Directors held on 20 April 2017.
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Aeroflot named strongest brand in Russia

Aeroflot has been named the strongest brand in Russia by Brand Finance, the world's leading independent branded business valuation and strategy consultancy, which earlier this year named Aeroflot the world’s strongest airline brand.
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Aeroflot recognised by SAP for pioneering internal audit management in Russia

Aeroflot has received a special SAP Expanding Horizons award for pioneering SAP’s internal audit management system in Russia.
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Aeroflot Named China’s Favourite International Airline

Aeroflot has been recognised as the Favourite International Airline in China at the Flyer Award Ceremony 2017, held on 11 April in Shanghai.
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Aeroflot Named Best Major Airline in Europe by TripAdvisor Travellers

Aeroflot, Russia’s flag carrier and largest airline, has been named the No.1 major airline in Europe by users of TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site. Aeroflot has also been recognised by TripAdvisor users as Best Business Class [of any airline globally].
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Aeroflot and Russian Olympic Committee Sign Sponsorship Agreement

Today, PJSC Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev and the president of Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Alexander Zhukov signed a sponsorship agreement.
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Aeroflot again wins Randstad award as best employer

Aeroflot has once again won the prestigious Randstad Award as the best employer in the transport industry in Russia.
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Two Brand New Boeing 737-800s Join Aeroflot Fleet

Today Aeroflot took delivery of two more B737-800 aircraft in another step of its fleet expansion.
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Insights

INSIGHT: Will Russia’s upgraded aircraft fleet lead to price wars?

INSIGHT: Will Russia’s upgraded aircraft fleet lead to price wars?

Russian airlines started to expand their fleets as the passenger demand grows.
INSIGHT: New fortunes, same old pitfalls for Russian airlines

INSIGHT: New fortunes, same old pitfalls for Russian airlines

A surprising recovery in Russian air transport revenue growth could also be the beginning of a new soap bubble.
INSIGHT: Lessors knocked back by Russia’s risky aircraft business

INSIGHT: Lessors knocked back by Russia’s risky aircraft business

Russian leasing companies finds ways to re-market the fleet of the collapsed second largest customer Transaero Airlines.
INSIGHT: Overhaul for Russia’s aircraft maintenance industry

INSIGHT: Overhaul for Russia’s aircraft maintenance industry

Tumbling ruble and cheap labor costs motivates Russian providers to localize more maintenance services
INSIGHT: Challenging market afflicts Russian air transport

INSIGHT: Challenging market afflicts Russian air transport

The industry continues to suffer virtually no growth in all areas.
Russian airlines' cumulative traffic declined 8.7% in eight months

Russian airlines' cumulative traffic declined 8.7% in eight months

Nevertheless, major Russian carriers continue to increase their traffic and market share
Russia’s majors improve financial results

Russia’s majors improve financial results

Aeroflot shares broke the maximum since 2008 backed by strong H1 report
INSIGHT: Russian air transport faces crisis once again

INSIGHT: Russian air transport faces crisis once again

An in-depth analysis on how the current economic recession is reshaping the Russian air transport market that is starting to resemble the Soviet times
INSIGHT: Why Russian carriers curtail business-class

INSIGHT: Why Russian carriers curtail business-class

The ongoing economic downturn is taking its toll on the airlines' most profitable segment
Russian airlines' traffic hits record low in November

Russian airlines' traffic hits record low in November

The traffic fell record 11.8% YOY last month

Press-releases

Aeroflot retains Approved Gate Check status

Aeroflot retains Approved Gate Check status

Aeroflot has retained its Approved Gate Check (AGC) status, which is awarded by the UK’s Home Office to carriers that effectively and consistently prevent illegal immigration.
Aeroflot Bonus Frequent flier programme wins two prestigious Freddie Awards

Aeroflot Bonus Frequent flier programme wins two prestigious Freddie Awards

Aeroflot’s frequent flyer programme Aeroflot Bonus has won two awards at the prestigious Freddie Awards 2017 in the categories Best Customer Service and Best Redemption Ability.
Aeroflot and Russian Basketball Federation Extend Agreement

Aeroflot and Russian Basketball Federation Extend Agreement

Aeroflot and the Russian Basketball Federation have extended the agreement on transportation of national basketball teams until the end of 2017.
Аeroflot celebrates 5th anniversary of flights to Stuttgart

Аeroflot celebrates 5th anniversary of flights to Stuttgart

Today, Aeroflot marks the first five years from the date of launch of regular flights to Stuttgart, Germany’s sixth largest metropolis.
Aeroflot Group Passenger Traffic Up 14.5% In March 2017

Aeroflot Group Passenger Traffic Up 14.5% In March 2017

Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for March and the first three months of 2017.
Aeroflot Announces Results of Board of Directors Meeting

Aeroflot Announces Results of Board of Directors Meeting

PJSC Aeroflot (Moscow Exchange ticker: MOEX) announces the results of a meeting of its Board of Directors held on 20 April 2017.
Aeroflot named strongest brand in Russia

Aeroflot named strongest brand in Russia

Aeroflot has been named the strongest brand in Russia by Brand Finance, the world's leading independent branded business valuation and strategy consultancy, which earlier this year named Aeroflot the world’s strongest airline brand.
Aeroflot recognised by SAP for pioneering internal audit management in Russia

Aeroflot recognised by SAP for pioneering internal audit management in Russia

Aeroflot has received a special SAP Expanding Horizons award for pioneering SAP’s internal audit management system in Russia.
Aeroflot Named China’s Favourite International Airline

Aeroflot Named China’s Favourite International Airline

Aeroflot has been recognised as the Favourite International Airline in China at the Flyer Award Ceremony 2017, held on 11 April in Shanghai.
Aeroflot Named Best Major Airline in Europe by TripAdvisor Travellers

Aeroflot Named Best Major Airline in Europe by TripAdvisor Travellers

Aeroflot, Russia’s flag carrier and largest airline, has been named the No.1 major airline in Europe by users of TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site. Aeroflot has also been recognised by TripAdvisor users as Best Business Class [of any airline globally].
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Company profile

Founded in 1923, Aeroflot is Russia’s oldest and largest airline – and over 93 years has become a global icon for the nation.

Based at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, it operates services to 131 destinations in 50 countries, including 45 destinations within Russia, as per its current summer schedule (March 27 through October 29, 2016).

Aeroflot’s modern fleet, which is now among the world’s youngest, consists of 188 aircraft, including the latest Airbus A320 family of airliners, as well as Airbus A330s, Boeing 737s, Boeing 777s, and Sukhoi Superjet 100s. In 2007, Aeroflot signed a contract for the purchase of 22 state-of-the-art Airbus A350s.

Last year, Aeroflot carried 26.1 million passengers (up 10.6% year-on-year), flying 74.1 billion passenger-kilometres (up 10.4%). The average load factor reached 79.3% (+1.1 p.p.). A total of 39.4 million passengers (up 4.7%) were carried by the Aeroflot Group, which includes subsidiary airlines Rossiya, Aurora and low-fare operator Pobeda.

Aeroflot belongs to a number of select air transport organizations. It became the first Russian airline to join the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in 1989 and, in April 2006, became a full member of SkyTeam, the world’s second largest airline alliance which, through its vast combined network, offers services to 1,057 destinations in 179 countries. Aeroflot also operates code-sharing agreements with 28 Russian and international airlines. Since 2011, Aeroflot has been a member of SkyTeam Cargo.

The Russian government holds a 51% stake in Aeroflot. The remaining 49% belongs to legal entities and individuals. Vitaly Saveliev has been Aeroflot’s Director General and CEO since April 10, 2009.

According to the 2015 IFRS consolidated financial results, Aeroflot Group’s revenue reached 415.2 billion rubles, up 29.8% year-on-year. The EBITDA margin was up 9.6 p.p. year-on-year to 24.8%; the EBITDA margin was up 6.3 p.p. year-on-year to 14.1%. The group’s operating profit more than tripled year-on-year to 44.1 billion rubles.

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