Aeroflot is Russia's de facto national carrier and largest airline. Vitaly Saveliev has been its Chairman and CEO since April 10, 2009. Founded by the Russian government on 9th February, 1923, Aeroflot is among the world’s oldest airlines and one of Russia’s most recognized brands. Having joined the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in 1989, Aeroflot is its oldest member among Russian carriers. Through its hub at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, Aeroflot operates flights to 95 destinations in 48 countries. Besides 27 destinations in Russia, 42 — in Europe, 9 — in Asia, 5 — in the Middle East, 4 — in America, and 2 in Africa. Inside Russia, Aeroflot has four branches — in St. Petersburg, Sochi, Magadan and Krasnoyarsk. The airline pays a special attention to its presence in the Russian market, especially Siberia and the Far East. Aeroflot is Russia’s largest air carrier; it accounts for approximately 45 per cent of international scheduled and 12.5 per cent of domestic traffic in Russia (with its subsidiaries, 20 per cent). By 2015, Aeroflot expects to serve 30 to 35 per cent of Russia’s overall scheduled air transportation market. To meet the needs of its passengers, Aeroflot is increasing its fleet and building its own hub in Moscow. Terminal 3 at Sheremetyevo is scheduled to open in 2009. With annual capacity of 12 million passengers, it will serve Aeroflot’s flights as well as those of its SkyTeam partners. Today, Aeroflot is an airline with an excellent safety record, operational reliability and a reputation for industry leading customer service. Aeroflot was the first Russian airline to be included in IATA’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Registry. It is fully ISO 9000 safety credited. As part of its commitment to safety, Aeroflot operates the largest Centre of Flight Control (CFC) and Centre of Flight Staff Training in Eastern Europe, with nine facilities in Russia. By 2010 Aeroflot is planning to build its own full-scale Pilot Training School. Aeroflot’s Ecological Management and Control System incorporates up-to-date technologies and standards. The company has adopted Energy and Ecological.
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