Low-cost airline Pobeda transported its three millionth passenger from Moscow to Sochi. Flight from the capital to the Black Sea numbered DP-117, with a jubilee passenger, flew to 10.50 MSC, reported in a press release on the official website of the airline.
The solemn ceremony in honor of the significant event was held 26 December at the base airport of Pobeda Airlines Vnukovo, Russian Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov, Vitaly Savelyev, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pobeda Aviation Company and General Director of PJSC Aeroflot, chairman of the board of directors of JSCVnukovo International Airport»Vitaly Vantsev, General Director of Pobeda Airlines LLC Andrey Kalmykov.
Currently, the route network of Pobeda low-cost airlines includes flights on 33 directions, of which thirty-one - on the territory of Russia. The first two regular overseas routes were launched in December. The company's aircraft fleet consists of 12 the latest aircraft Boeing 737-800NG.
“Development of domestic air transportation and increasing their availability is one of the main tasks, which stands in front of the Russian civil aviation. Creation of a low-cost air carrier allows to solve it and open up new opportunities for Russian passengers. The low-cost airline Pobeda has taken the bar high and now they have to not only multiply their success and gain a foothold in the domestic market, but also take a worthy place in foreign ", - noted the Minister Maxim Sokolov.
“Today the low-cost airline Pobeda has already carried three million passengers. It's clear, that such a result is a recognition of the company. "Victory" in just a year of work showed, that low-cost in Russia is possible, and air transport can be accessible to many. В 2016 year Pobeda Airlines will gain a foothold in the top 10 largest airlines in Russia, will transport 4 million people and will expand its geography of flights both in Russian, and in international directions ", - said the CEO “Аэрофлота” Vitaly Savelyev.
Pobeda Airlines performed your first flight 1 декабря 2014 года. She became the successor of the low-cost carrier Dobrolet, which was launched in June 2014 года, but in August of the same year he was forced to stop flights under the pressure of EU sanctions. With the support of the country's leadership, Aeroflot created a subsidiary company Pobeda Aviation Company LLC. This name was chosen in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory and symbolizes endurance, the will and ability of our people to overcome any difficulties.