Aeroflot had by the end of 1945 carried 537,000 passengers, compared with 359,000 in 1940. Prior to the invasion, the Aeroflot network extended over some 146,000 kilometres (91,000 mi), and amongst the longest routes being operated from Moscow were those to Tbilisi (via Baku), Tashkent and Vladivostok. For the period of the 8th Five-Year Plan, which ran from 1966–1970, Aeroflot carried a total of 302,200,000 passengers, 6.47 billion tons of freight and 1.63 billion tons of mail. The revenue for the same 2005–2006 period rose by 13.5% to reach $2.77 billion with an 8.7% gain in passenger numbers. PJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (Russian: ПАО "Аэрофло́т — Росси́йские авиали́нии", PAO Aeroflot — Rossiyskiye avialinii), commonly known as Aeroflot (English: /ˈɛəroʊˌflɒt/ or /ˌɛəroʊˈflɒt/ (listen)) (Russian: Аэрофлот, English translation: "air fleet", pronounced [ɐɛrɐˈfɫot]), is the flag carrier[4][5] and largest airline of the Russian Federation. [101], Aeroflot uses Aeroflot Bonus as their frequent-flyer programme. A press release issued on Tuesday notes: Safety of passengers and crew is the airline’s top priority. [15]:15 Whilst civil operations in European Russia west of the front line, which ran from Leningrad to Moscow to Rostov-on-Don, were prevented from operating because of the war, services from Moscow to the Urals, Siberia, Central Asia, and other regions which were not affected by the war, continued. It registered the Aeroflot-Cargo trademark in 2006. [77], In 2016 the company decided to link the pay of its flight attendants to their dress size. [15]:23 The Tupolev Tu-114, then the world's largest airliner, entered service with the Soviet carrier on 24 April 1961 on the Moscow-Khabarovsk route; covering a distance of 6,980 kilometres (4,340 mi) in 8 hours 20 minutes. The company successfully defended itself in court in April 2017 by saying that a survey of Aeroflot passengers showed that "92% want to see stewardesses who fit into the clothes sizes we are talking about here"[79] and that every extra kilogramme meant spending an extra 800 roubles per year on fuel. Please check you have entered your email address correctly before continuing. [38] Aeroflot became the sole shareholder of Donavia—a domestic airline then-named Aeroflot-Don[39]—in December 2006 (2006-12), when it boosted its stake in the company from 51% to 100%;[40] soon afterwards, Aeroflot-Nord was created following the buyout of Arkhangelsk Airlines. That same year, the Il-62 inaugurated the long-delayed service between Moscow and New York, which finally began in July and was operated by Aeroflot and Pam Am jointly. Some of the cookies are used to evaluate and improve the user experience. Find great deals on tickets and receive double points - Aeroflot-Russian Airlines frequent flyer points and Expedia rewards points. [68], The headquarters of Aeroflot are in Arbat District, Central Administrative Okrug, Moscow. “14-day quarantine is the least effective policy” – Options to prevent Covid-19 spread from air travel into the UK; The long and winding road to survival… and recovery; Leading France‘s air transport industry in times of crisis; Slowly but Safely developing Kyrgyzstan’s Aviation Industry In order to meet these goals, Aeroflot introduced higher capacity turbojet and turbine-prop aircraft on key domestic routes, and on services to Aeroflot destinations abroad. The airline also operated direct flights from Mineralnye Vody to 48 cities across the Soviet Union, denoting the importance of the operation of holiday aircraft services to Aeroflot. Its unusual eight-blade rotor enabled it to lift a maximum payload of some twenty tons. Serial production of the Lisunov Li-2 (license-built Douglas DC-3) commenced in 1939, and the aircraft became the backbone of Aeroflot's fleet on mainline trunk routes. In 2018, Aeroflot carried 35.8 million passengers (55.7 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries). When the Soviet Union was invaded by Nazi Germany on 22 June 1941, the following day the Sovnarkom placed the Civil Air Fleet under the control of Narkomat, leading to the full-scale mobilisation of Aeroflot crews and technicians for the Soviet war effort. Development of MVL services over latter years was attributed to the An-2, which was operated by Aeroflot in all areas of the Soviet Union. In 2000 the company name was changed to Aeroflot – Russian Airlines to reflect the change in the company strategy. Aeroflot is headquartered in the Central Administrative Okrug, Moscow, with its hub being Sheremetyevo International Airport. [15]:28 In January 1971, the Central Administration of International Air Traffic (Russian: Центральное управление международных воздушных сообщений) (TsUMVS) was established within the framework of IATA, and became the sole enterprise authorised to operate international flights. This email has already been used to sign up with CONNECTED_THIRD_PARTY_NAMES. After a consultation with Aeroflot and Russian Embassy, we understood that in order to travel with funeral urn, we need to collect, translate and legalize few documents. [7][8] In addition to passenger flights, Aeroflot also committed to freight operations and serving the state through transportation and military assistance. The artist Alexander Rodchenko became involved in the ODVF at this time. By the end of 2017, Aeroflot controlled roughly 40% of the air market in Russia. [5], Aeroflot is a member of SkyTeam,[33][34] first signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 24 May 2004 and becoming a full member in April 2006. [45] It was reported in January 2012 (2012-01) that Saravia was sold to private investors, as the recent-acquired regional airline was not in line with Aeroflot's business strategy. [15]:24 The expansion of the Aeroflot fleet saw services with modern aircraft being extended to forty one cities in 1961, with fifty percent of all-Union services being operated by these aircraft. [44] The merger was completed in late November 2011 (2011-11) in a deal worth US$81 million, Aeroflot's sister company Aeroflot-Finance became the major shareholder of Vladivostok Avia, Saravia and Rossiya Airlines, and the sole shareholder of both SAT Airlines and Orenair. [27] In the early 2000s, the airline hired British consultants for rebranding. By creating an account, I agree to the Expedia. By 1952, some 700 destinations around the Soviet Union received regular flights from Aeroflot. [69] By 2009 Aeroflot began leasing 7,000 square metres (75,000 sq ft) of space from a class A office building on Arbat Street owned by Midland Development. Services. Quite the contrary, Aeroflot just tightened up it mask polices onboard. During 1925, Dobrolet operated 2,000 flights over a distance of 1,000,000 kilometres (620,000 mi), carrying 14,000 passengers and 127,500 kilograms (281,100 lb) of freight, on a route network extending to some 5,000 kilometres (3,100 mi). Expedia, Inc. is not responsible for content on external Web sites. [50], In June 2013, during the World Airline Awards which took place at the 50th Le Bourget air show, Aeroflot was awarded the international prize as the best air carrier in Eastern Europe. It is one of the world’s oldest airlines, with a rich heritage, the latest innovations and a high level of digitalization. [34] The company announced its plan to increase cargo operations. [28] From the start, plans were afoot to replace the hammer and sickle logo, a symbol of Soviet communism; despite this the logo was not scrapped, as it was the most recognisable symbol of the company for over 70 years. Expiring in April 2014 (2014-04), The Russian government extended Savelyev's appointment for another five years. Aeroflot became the sole shareholder of Donavia—a domestic airline then-named Aeroflot-Don —in December 2006 (), when it boosted its stake in the company from 51% to 100%; soon afterwards, Aeroflot-Nord was created following the buyout of Arkhangelsk Airlines. Aeroflot – number one airline in Russia. Welcome to the official website of the Russian airline Aeroflot! It is one of the world’s oldest airlines with a rich heritage, the latest innovations, and a high level of digitalisation. [15]:17 The Ilyushin Il-12 entered service on Aeroflot's all-Union scheduled routes on 22 August 1947, and supplemented already existing Li-2 services. Aeroflot is the strongest airline brand in the world and the most powerful in Russia according to the leading brand strategy consultant Brand Finance. Aeroflot. This introduced the Boeing 747 and Boeing 777 to Aeroflot's fleet. On our website you can buy a plane ticket at a bargain price. Short-range aircraft and helicopters were available for appropriate military support missions. The document signed by Lenin set out the basic regulations on air transport over the territory of the RSFSR. [55][56] In late August 2014 (2014-08), Aeroflot announced the launch of a new LCC in October 2014 (2014-10) to replace Dobrolet; it would use aircraft transferred from Orenair. [43] In September 2015, Aeroflot agreed to acquire 75% of Transaero Airlines for the symbolic price of one ruble,[63] but abandoned the plan later after failing to come to terms on a takeover. Services. Buy a ticket. Aeroflot was once the only airline in operation throughout the whole of the Soviet Union and by the mid-Sixties it was already carrying a remarkable 60 million passengers a year. [51] In October, the company introduced an affiliated low-cost carrier (LCC), Dobrolet. Aeroflot shrank the fleet dramatically while at the same time purchasing Western aircraft and newer domestic models and focusing on expanding its international market share before moving to boost its domestic market share. The agreement kicks in today, Monday 23rd November, and it covers an expansion to the … Dobrolet's route network was extended during the 1925–1927 period to include Kazan and regular flights between Moscow and Kharkov were inaugurated. The articles cover air safety incidents for Aeroflot, Aeroflot airplane accidents and other occurrences. Altogether, Aeroflot and its subsidiaries own 359 aircraft as of 31 December 2019,[11] composed mainly of Airbus, Boeing, and domestic models such as the Sukhoi Superjet 100. [85][86] Although Aeroflot did not meet the conventional standards of the alliance at the time, SkyTeam saw potential in the airline's large hub networks and decided that it made up for the airline's deficiencies. [60], In March 2014 as a response to 2014 Ukrainian revolution the company announced rerouting their flights to avoid flying over the territory of Ukraine. Aeroflot’s fleet, which is one of the world’s youngest among airline companies with active passenger aircraft fleet of more than 100 units, consists of 202 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft (as of August 31, 2017). The announcement (together with worse than expected financial results) caused an almost 10% drop in the share price of the company. [46] It was reported in June 2013 (2013-06) that in the third quarter of the same year Aeroflot would combine its subsidiaries Vladivostok Air and SAT Airlines into a new subsidiary regional carrier based in the Russian Far East. In addition, the company suggested that it would cancel some of its jet orders as a result of the newly assumed aircraft. On 29 July 2004 a new corporate slogan was adopted: "Sincerely Yours. This isn’t a “mask or non-mask” question like the days of smoking sections. By 1950 the Il-18 was withdrawn from service, being replaced by Il-12s. [15]:13 Aeroflot aircraft, including PS-35s and PS-43s, were based at Moscow's Central Airport; and important missions undertaken by Aeroflot aircraft and crews included flying supplies to the besieged cities of Leningrad, Kyiv, Odessa and Sevastopol. Check in for your flight with the Aeroflot app wherever you are. Developing a global hub at Sheremetyevo airport. Aeroflot celebrates 95 years in the air with a special 'gzhel' livery on Airbus A321 VP-BEE. Aeroflot (SU) is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. News Partners Airlines Miles with Aeroflot Bonus Network Partners Rewards Catalogue Details Travel Preparation COVID-19 - Read about the latest travel updates Travel Guide Checked baggage and carry-on baggage Medical and Health Information Documents Additional Services Sightseeing tours Photo: Getty Images Aeroflot and Air Serbia now linked via Istanbul. On 14 September 2008, the aircraft operating the flight crashed on approach to Perm International Airport at 5:10 local time ().All 82 passengers and 6 … [15]:6–7, Responsibility for all civil aviation activities in the Soviet Union came under the control of the Chief Directorate of the Civil Air Fleet on 25 February 1932, and on 25 March 1932 the name "Aeroflot" was officially adopted for the entire Soviet Civil Air Fleet. Aeroflot Airbus A321 (CFM) for FAIB model. Pan Am accused the Soviets of illegally siphoning away Moscow-to-New York passengers, whilst in turn; Aeroflot accused US consular officials in Russia of having steered passengers to Pan Am flights.″, By 1970, the last year of the Five-Year Plan period, Aeroflot was operating flights to over 3,500 destinations in the Soviet Union, and at the height of the 1970 summer holidays season, the airline was carrying approximately 400,000 passengers per day, and some ninety percent of passengers were being carried on propeller-turbine and jet aircraft. It has three levels:[102], As of July 2013[update], Aeroflot is the official carrier of Manchester United. Its flights were mainly concentrated around the Soviet Union, but the airline also had an international network covering five continents: North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. [76], Aeroflot Airline carried 35.8 million passengers during 2018, an 8.9% increase year-on-year (YOY). The network included countries such as the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, Cuba, Mexico and the People's Republic of China. The government also implemented plans to expand the Soviet aircraft industry to make it less dependent on foreign built aircraft;[15]:10–11 in 1930 some fifty percent of aircraft flying services in the Soviet Union were of foreign manufacture. [28] A new livery and uniforms for flight attendants were designed and a promotional campaign launched in 2003. Aeroflot Group is Russia’s largest airline group and ranks among the top 20 globally by passenger numbers. Please check you have entered your email address correctly. [75] At that time, the Aeroflot Group employed 30,328; 17,678 of these people worked for Aeroflot JSC. One of the youngest fleets in the industry globally. 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