MOSCOW, Dec. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Aeroflot was recognized as the world's most punctual airline once again in November 2014, according to FlightStats, a US-based flight statistics agency. According to the November 2014 survey, 93.22% of Aeroflot flights arrived on time, putting Aeroflot ahead of renowned global peers like SAS, KLM, Lufthansa, British Airways and Emirates.
"The first key to success for any company in the transportation sector is to provide high quality transport services. This is especially true for airlines because we face more stringent requirements, and the air transport sector is extremely competitive," said Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev.
FlightStats is a global leader in the analysis of flight data, covering more than 86% of flights globally in real time. This enables the company to track even slight delays of 15 minutes.
Aeroflot is Russia's flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2013, its 90th anniversary year, Aeroflot carried 20.9 million passengers (31.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries), a record for any Russian airline. A proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot and its partners serve more than 1,000 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates the youngest fleet in the world (among the major airlines), numbering 155 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners. Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety. The company's European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, which is the main globally recognized safety parameter, is comparable to global peers. The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the fifth time in 2013, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant. In 2014 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the third time. Find more at http://www.aeroflot.com.