SkyTeam Launches Go Russia Pass

Flexible, discounted travel to more than 30 Russian cities

AMSTERDAM, 16 April 2012 – SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has launched its new Go Russia Pass offering greater flexibility and cost savings on flights operated by Aeroflot within Russia.  The pass is the latest in a series of Go Passes developed by SkyTeam to provide global customers with economical travel to suit their needs whether flying for business or leisure.  The Go Russia Pass is available to passengers traveling on flights originating outside Russia with any of SkyTeam’s 15 member airlines or on a Go Round the World ticket.        

Aeroflot - Russia’s flag carrier and a SkyTeam member since 2006 - operates an extensive network of domestic flights and more than 30 destinations are included from its hub at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport as part of the Go Russia Pass.  These include the famous financial, industrial and tourism center of St Petersburg, the major energy producing regions of Surgut and Tyumen and the industrial cities of Nizhny Novgorod and Vladivostok.

Customers purchasing a Go Russia Pass can opt from a minimum of three to a maximum of 16 flight coupons. Fares are calculated based on the number of miles flown non-stop, offering discounts of up to 20% off standard fares, depending on the itinerary. Coupons have no minimum stay, open-jaw itineraries are permitted and passengers can stop in each city multiple times - giving them complete flexibility to plan their trips. The Go Russia Pass is available for sale starting May 2nd 2012.

“With the Russian economy continuing to perform strongly, the Go Russia Pass has been designed to meet the demand for increased travel within the country,” said Alfredo Frassoni, SkyTeam’s Manager Revenue Management & Fare Products. “The majority of SkyTeam airlines fly to Moscow and the Go Russia Pass enables customers to visit multiple cities in one trip, maximizing the potential for business travel and tourism.”  

SkyTeam members serving the alliance’s hub at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport include: Air France, Alitalia, Czech Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta Air Lines, KLM and Korean Air. Aeroflot operates flights from Moscow to major cities throughout Europe, Asia, the Greater China Region, North America, Africa and the Middle East. 

SkyTeam’s Go Russia Pass is one of a number SkyTeam travel passes including: Go Round the World, Go China, Go Europe and the recently launched, Go Africa. Customers can contact their local SkyTeam airline, reservation center or travel agent for details and bookings. For more information and terms and conditions of SkyTeam’s travel passes, please visit SkyTeam.com.

For more information:

SkyTeam Corporate Communications 
T: +31 (0)20 3333064
E: media@skyteam.com

About SkyTeam
SkyTeam is a global airline alliance providing customers from member airlines access to an extensive global network with more destinations, more frequencies and more connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles throughout the SkyTeam network. SkyTeam member airlines offer customers over 490 lounges worldwide. The 15 members are: Aeroflot, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, TAROM and Vietnam Airlines. SkyTeam offers its 487 million annual customers globally over 14,500 daily flights to 926 destinations in 173 countries. 

www.skyteam.com / http://www.facebook.com/skyteam www.youtube.com/user/skyteam

About Aeroflot
Aeroflot is Russia’s leading air carrier. In 2011 Aeroflot carried over 14 million passengers. In 2011 SkyTrax put Aeroflot into the top 3 of the ‘most dynamically developing airlines of the world’ and honored Aeroflot with a prestigious international SkyTrax World Airline Award as ‘the best airline in Eastern Europe’. Air Transport World magazine put Aeroflot at the top 25 world airlines for ‘operational profit’ and ‘net profit’ results in 2010. Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to enter the IOSA Registry, and has been consistently re-attested. 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 operates one of Europe’s youngest air fleets that consists of 120 aircraft. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, at Sheremetyevo International Airport. Find more at www.aeroflot.ru.