05 September, 2021

Aeroflot and Russian Post expand cooperation to ramp up airmail transportation

Aeroflot and Russian Post have expanded cooperation to increase mail volumes transported by air. A memorandum to seal the deal was signed by CEOs of the two Companies Mikhail Poluboyarinov and Maksim Akimov during the Eastern Economic Forum.

Aeroflot and Russian Post look to speed up and facilitate mail delivery, ramp up airmail volumes, primarily in online orders shipment segment.  

The companies are set to boost economic efficiency of transportation through expanding  international postal exchange offices in Sheremetyevo and other Russian airports. To achieve this the Companies plan to enhance and modernize the facilities, introduce new technologies to speed up international mail handling and launch joint transit operations.

Aeroflot and Russian Post look to expand the geography of airmail transportation as part of interline agreements of PJSC Aeroflot. Thus, mail can be transported on aircraft operated by Aeroflot’s partner airlines to points not serviced by Aeroflot’s own flights.

“Russian Post is our long-time and reliable partner”, Mikhail Poluboyarinov, Aeroflot CEO said. “The coronavirus pandemic demonstrated that our cooperation has a huge potential. Aeroflot fulfilled its strategic goal to keep as much as possible the volume of airmail transportation amid the pandemic. Today, our cooperation with Russian Post has advanced to a new stage. Together we will streamline and ramp up airmail transportation, which will enhance the service quality of Russia’s leading postal operator”.

“We’ve been cooperating with Aeroflot since 2002. Over almost 20 years of joint work Aeroflot proved to be a trustworthy partner helping us to provide timely delivery of shipments and mail to millions of clients. Every day, we use over 380 Aeroflot flights, and in 2020 alone, we transported over 17,000 tons of mail on the airline’s flights. We are sure that signing this memorandum will take our cooperation to a new level and will help us upgrade the quality of service for our end customer”, Maksim Akimov, JSC Russian Post CEO said.

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