Aeroflot again voted best Russian airline in the annual survey organised by National Geographic Traveler Awards

MOSCOW, Russia, 2017-Dec-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Aeroflot has once again been named best Russian airline in the annual on-line survey organised by National Geographic Traveler Awards among Russian readers of the magazine. The Awards ceremony took place on 30 November in Moscow.

As in previous years, voting was conducted via the website from 22 May to 15 October. Readers voted in over 20 categories covering Russian and international tourism.

Aeroflot took 53% of the votes in the Best Russian Airline nomination, leaving competitors far behind. Aeroflot previously won the title in 2014 and 2016.

Aeroflot is consistently voted Russia’s best airline in Russia according to a range of high-profile awards. The airline is also strengthening its position as a premium global carrier.

Aeroflot was the first Russian airline to receive 4-Star Airline status from Skytrax, the global authority on airline quality.

In 2017, Brand Finance, the leading independent brand valuation consultancy, recognised Aeroflot both as the world’s most powerful aviation brand and Russia’s most powerful brand overall. The airline also gained Five Star Global Airline status from US aviation association APEX.

About Aeroflot

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.

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