December 29, 2011 Moscow– Today JSC Aeroflot has closed the deal on selling 51% stake of Saratov airlines to private investors.
The decision to sale the stake of Saratov airlines is explained by inconsistency of the current local status of the airline with the strategy of Aeroflot Group development. The business structure and scale of JSC Saratov airlines doesn’t comply with JSC Aeroflot plans to become the global player on the air transportation market.
However JSC Aeroflot is keeping its commitment to the aim to develop and increase the efficiency of the domestic regional air transportation which represents an organic part of the development strategy of Aeroflot Group.
Aeroflot - Russia’s leading air carrier, member of the global SkyTeam alliance with aconsolidated route network covering 898 destinations in 169 countries. In 2010, the Aeroflot Group carried 14.07 million passengers.
Aeroflot is the first Russian carrier to have entered the IOSA Registry, and to have regularly confirmed the certificate. Aeroflot has successfully passed the ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations) procedure. The company’s Quality Management System is certified for compliance with ISO 9001:2008.
Aeroflot enters the world top 25 airlines by Air Transport World magazine for financial and economic results (“operating profit” and “net profit” category) in 2009
Aeroflot operates one of Europe’s youngest air fleets that consists of 113 aircraft. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, in Sheremetyevo International Airport. Find more at www.aeroflot.ru.