Aeroflot has taken three key nominations at the prestigious Business Traveller Russia & CIS Awards 2017, retaining the titles of Best European Airline and Best Airline in Russia & CIS and also taking the prize for Best Flight Attendant’s Uniform.
The Business Traveller Russia & CIS Awards were held in Moscow for the second time, with hundreds of Russian and international companies including airlines, airports, hotels and car-rental firms competing.
Established by Business Traveller, the authoritative UK-based magazine, the awards rank among the most definitive in the world. Winners are determined not by an executive committee or jury but by passengers. Online voting in this year’s poll ran through 5 November and attracted participants including businessmen, senior corporate managers and representatives of business schools.
Aeroflot continues to strengthen its position as a global airline that offers a high level of service. It was the first Russian carrier to be awarded 4-Star Airline status by Skytrax, the global authority on airline service quality, and has also been recognised with Five Star Global Airline Status by APEX.
The Russian flag carrier’s cabin-crew uniform has regularly been voted one of the smartest and most fashionable in the world. It was named Best in Europe according to a Skyscanner survey and also cited as the most stylish by participants in St Petersburg Fashion Week and travel search engine Aviasales.ru. Aviation portal BS Aeronautics named Aeroflot in the top three airlines for best-dressed flight attendants.
Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,074 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. In 2016, Aeroflot carried 29 million passengers (43.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries).
Aeroflot became the first Russian airline to be awarded Four Star Airline status by Skytrax in recognition of the high-quality of its customer service. In 2017, Aeroflot was named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the sixth time at the Skytrax World Airline Awards.
In 2017, Aeroflot was named the most powerful brand in Russia and the world’s strongest airline brand by leading valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance. Aeroflot was also named Best Major Airline in Europe by TripAdvisor travellers and recognised as the Favourite International Airline in China at the Flyer Award Ceremony 2017.
Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world with 214 aircraft. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, at Sheremetyevo International Airport.
Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety, with a European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, the main globally recognized safety parameter, comparable to global peers.
The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the seventh time in 2017, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2004 compliant.