In the first nine months of 2016, Aeroflot Group carried 32.8 million passengers, up 9.2 per cent year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 21.7 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 10.4 per cent. Group and company revenue passenger kilometres increased by 13.1 per cent and 11 per cent year-on-year, respectively.
Gatwick Airport is to welcome a brand new daily service to Moscow, from airline Aeroflot, starting November 15th, 2016. Aeroflot, the national flag carrier of Russia, is one of the world’s oldest airlines tracing its history back to 1923 and now flying to 131 destinations in 50 countries. The new route is in response to Russia growing in importance as a tourist destination, home to renowned architectural wonders including Saint Basil’s Cathedral.
Travelport has signed a new, long-term, full content agreement with Aeroflot. The renewal builds upon the two companies’ long standing relationship and demonstrates commitment to the travel agency community, which can continue to access Aeroflot’s full range of fares and content.
Russia’s largest airline Aeroflot, has turned to IBM analytics technologies to transform the customer experience of 40 million passengers who fly with Aeroflot annually, helping to increase passenger numbers and brand loyalty. Through the deal, Aeroflot will use IBM’s advanced analytics technologies to draw insight from vast amounts of structured and unstructured data from across the company’s various properties including travel booking website, social networks, IT and accounting systems among others.
Aeroflot and Aerolineas Argentinas, the flag carriers and largest airlines in Russia and Argentina respectively, have signed a code-sharing agreement. The agreement between the two airlines, both members of the SkyTeam global alliance, will strengthen the carriers’ positions in both markets and provide customers with greater convenience and flexibility in their travel.
The International Air Transport Association has announced three new pilot programs to test the New Distribution Capability schemas. Pilot participants include Aeroflot, Aer Lingus, Qatar Airways, and JR Technologies. NDC is a travel industry-supported program launched by IATA for the development and market adoption of a new, XML-based data transmission standard.
Manchester United has announced a five-year partnership with Aeroflot, with the Moscow-based international airline to become the club’s Official Carrier. This partnership marks the club’s first commercial venture in Russia - an expanding market it is keen to explore further and where it has close to 18 million followers.
Russian airline Aeroflot has confirmed Wi-Fi internet will be available on 26 long-haul airplanes by the end of the year. Some 22 Airbus 330 and four Boeing 777 airliners will be connected to internet through satellite-based onboard Wi-Fi, many in the first quarter of the year.
An Aeroflot flight from New York to Moscow has been forced to make an emergency landing in Reykjavik after a bomb threat. The Russian plane was forced to land after air traffic controllers in Moscow received an anonymous call saying a bomb was on board the flight.