MOSCOW, January 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Aeroflot has been named among the world's leading airlines for passenger WiFi internet access on long-haul flights. The Russian flag-carrier placed second in the annual State of In-Flight WiFi Survey compiled by popular US flights portal Routehappy comparing WiFi provision among global carriers.
Aeroflot gives its passengers WiFi access on more routes than peers including Emirates, Delta, Turkish Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Qatar, according to Routehappy.
The airline's Internet On Board programme has seen WiFi made available on 35 long-haul aircraft (22 Airbus A330 and 13 Boeing B777).
Aeroflot has achieved widespread international recognition for its innovation and deployment of the latest IT solutions. Russia's #1 airline prides itself on being an innovative company, and sees the latest IT solutions as a core element of a high-quality product offering
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 1,057 destinations in 179 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, numbering 167 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.