According to the deal, from 2019, the two airlines will seek to begin codesharing on domestic routes in Vietnam and Russia and expand their cooperation across several areas of the business.
The Aeroflot board has re-elected Vitaly Saveliev to the role of chief executive for a term of five years. The appointment was approved at a meeting of the board chaired by Mikhail Poluboyarinov, following a directive from the Russian government.
Aeroflot has once again been named the world’s strongest airline brand by Brand Finance, the leading independent brand valuation consultancy.
Aeroflot has reported a 40 per cent drop in annual profits, pressured by mounting costs. Net profit at Russia’s largest airline fell to R23.06 billion ($409 million) in 2017, down from a record of R38.8 billion roubles it had reported a year earlier.
Aeroflot will become the largest customer for the latest Russian-built medium-range aircraft, the MC-21, following a deal between the flag-carrier and Rostec. Under the terms of the order, Rostec, a leasing subsidiary of Aviacapital-Service, will supply Aeroflot with 50 MC-21-300 aircraft.
Japan Airlines and Aeroflot have signed a memorandum of understanding for a strategic cooperation agreement to pursue commercial opportunities.
Aeroflot has announced the launch of its winter 2017/18 Schedule, which will operate from October 29th through to March next year. The season includes flights to 137 destinations in 51 countries, including 50 routes inside Russia, 15 routes to seven CIS countries and 72 other international flights.
Breaking Travel News chats with Aeroflot deputy chief executive Giorgio Callegari as he prepares to pick up two prestigious World Travel Awards in St. Petersburg. With a growing fleet, increasing passenger numbers and strong profits there is much to discuss.
Aeroflot has been recognised as the top airline by seats flown on long-haul routes between Europe and Asia in summer 2017.
“Аэрофлот” признан самым влиятельным брендом среди авиакомпаний мира по версии Brand Finance, ведущего в мире независимого консультанта по оценке брендов. Торжественная церемония проводилась сегодня в отеле «Savoy» в Лондоне, где генеральный директор «Аэрофлота» Виталий Савельев получил награду из рук президента Brand Finance Дэвида Хэй.