Aeroflot's Pobeda ranks 71st in budget, leisure carriers

PJSC Aeroflot (MICEX: AFLT) Pobeda has risen 29 places to 71 in Airline Business Magazine´s global ranking of budget and leisure carriers, the company said.

Pobeda carried 3.1 million passengers in 2015, its first full year of operations.

Russia´s first low-cost carrier, Pobeda was launched in late 2014 amid challenging economic conditions and has built a network of almost 40 destinations. In 2016 the airline plans to grow passenger numbers by about a million to carry four million passengers.

Aeroflot is Russia´s flagship carrier. In 2015, Aeroflot carried 26.1 million passengers (39.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries). Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,057 destinations in 179 countries worldwide.