Saturday, 17 August 2019

Aeroflot sets scheduled for Airbus A350 aircraft as it ranks top on punctuality chart for July

The leading Russian airline Aeroflot has loaded schedules for its yet to be delivered Airbus A350-900's on its reservation systems, according to Flight Global. 

The airline will deploy the aircraft on services to New York JFK from 29th March, Beijing from 1st May, Seoul from 1st June, Miami starting on 2nd June and then on the 1st of July the Russian flag carrier will use the A350 to fly to Delhi.

The airline has 14 of the type on order from Airbus and is expected to start taking delivery of the twinjet in mid to late April next year. Some of the A350 schedules are extra flights,  while others will replace current aircraft scheduled for the route.

Top for punctuality for July 

According to the monthly OAG On-Time Performance Report, in July 2019, Aeroflot operated 86.7% of flights on schedule. The Russian carrier has shown top result among the largest global carriers making up the world’s top 20 airlines by operations ranking. Aeroflot has outperformed major competitors, and has greatly improved its punctuality result against that of June 2019 posting a 1.3 p.p growth.

Earlier this summer, Aeroflot received five-star punctuality rating from OAG, becoming the only Russian and the largest European airline by passenger traffic to receive the highest score. Aeroflot made it to the only 10% of On-Time Performance Star Ratings to receive the highest five-star rating.

 Aeroflot has been constantly improving its punctuality result through a host of effective measures. These included strict implementation of boarding regulations. Future plans include innovations based on the latest digital technologies, such as biometric controls, that will significantly accelerate pre-flight airport procedures for passengers.

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