Aeroflot celebrates one millionth passenger on Saint-Petersburg – Moscow route

MOSCOW, 2012-12-14 — / — On December 12 Aeroflot has carried the one millionth passenger on Saint-Petersburg — Moscow route. Alexander Lebedev was a lucky flyer taking his SU13 flight from Saint-Petersburg Pulkovo airport to Moscow Sheremetyevo hub. He received a return ticket to any destination point in Europe from Aeroflot and a free certificate for visiting business lounge from Pulkovo airport authorities.

In November 2012 the annual passenger flow at Pulkovo airport reached its 10 000 000-th milestone. Aeroflot is taking continuous efforts to satisfy the growing demand in high-quality international and domestic flights to and from Saint-Petersburg (also known as the Northern Venice) shown both by business travelers and tourists.

The first agreement between Aeroflot and the city authorities was signed in 2006, opening the Aeroflot branch in Saint-Petersburg. Since that time the quantity of flights has grown from 1 611 in 2006 till 4 606 in 2012.

Saint-Petersburg — Moscow route is very popular among business travelers. In order to provide them with more comfort Aeroflot together with Pulkovo airport introduced «Aeroflot Shuttle» and «Business pass» programs granting more flexibility and offering special ticket prices.

Established in 1923 with a headquarters in Moscow, Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship airline and the largest national air company. Proudly being a member of SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot with its partnering members provides service to 1000 destinations in 187 countries. Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe counting 126 aircraft formed by Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average airplane age of 5 years. In 2011 Aeroflot carried more than 14.2 million passengers, showing the best result in modern Russia’s history. In the same year Aeroflot was honored with a prestigious international SkyTrax World Airline Award as ‘The best airline in Eastern Europe’.