MOSCOW, June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
SkyTeam, the global airline alliance of which Aeroflot is pleased to be a member, is celebrating its 15th birthday.
SkyTeam was founded on 22 June 2000 by four major air carriers: Aeromexico, Air France, Delta and Korean Air. Over the past 15 years, it has evolved from industry newcomer to an effective alliance that combines the strengths of 20 airlines from across the globe. SkyTeam plays an instrumental role in global aviation, covering 90% of the most important traffic flows.
Just as it did 15 years ago, SkyTeam remains focused on continuously improving quality of service, promoting innovation and enhancing synergies. Aeroflot, which joined SkyTeam in 2006, shares these passenger-centred missions and values. The combined efforts of Aeroflot and its 19 partner airlines set the benchmark in aviation from convenient connections to premium in-flight service.
Proud of what has been achieved to date, both SkyTeam and Aeroflot are continuing to grow and look with confidence to the future, with all the successes and challenges it has in store. SkyTeam's long experience and the power of unity will encourage the alliance to overcome these challenges and become even stronger, giving passengers innovative solutions to ensure maximum comfort both in the sky and on the ground.
Aeroflot is Russia's flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2014, Aeroflot carried 23.6 million passengers (34.7 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 1,052 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates the youngest fleet in the world (among the major airlines), numbering 160 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 sixth time in 2015, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant. In 2015 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the fourth time. Find more at http://www.aeroflot.com.
SkyTeam is the global airline alliance with 20 member airlines working together to offer seamless travel on an extensive global network. From top hubs around the world, SkyTeam members provide reliable and comfortable journeys to over 1,050 destinations. SkyTeam customers can unwind in 516 lounges as they travel, earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles. SkyTeam Elite Plus customers are eligible for SkyPriority services. The 20 members are: Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. SkyTeam welcomes 612 million customers each year on more than 16,320 daily flights to 1,052 destinations in 177 countries.
Aeroflot Press Service