Aeroflot and the Federal Passenger Company (JSC FPC) have agreed to create a new product in the field of transport communication – a joint transportation program. The corresponding Memorandum of Understanding between the two companies was signed by CEO of PJSC Aeroflot Sergey Alexandrovsky and CEO of JSC Federal Passenger Company Vladimir Pyastolov at the XXV St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
According to the document, the parties intend to further develop and conclude an agreement on combined transportation. This service will allow passengers to book travel by air and rail within the same route and using a single itinerary receipt. This will significantly reduce the time for passengers to search for options and select convenient connections between Aeroflot flights and trains, as well as expand opportunities for traveling around Russian cities.
JSC FPC and PJSC Aeroflot see great prospects in the development of combined transportation. The new joint product in the field of transport communication is designed to simplify, first of all, travel to the southern cities of Russia, with which air communication has been suspended.
“The signed Memorandum is an important step towards the development of combined transportation in our country. We simplify logistics for our passengers, following the state task of increasing the mobility of the population. The combined transportation program will initially be implemented in the absence of direct flights to certain regions of southern Russia and will not only maintain, but also increase passenger traffic to the largest domestic resorts. This is a strategically important partnership project, which we intend to develop in the future in other regions of the country”,, said Sergey Aleksandrovsky, CEO of PJSC Aeroflot
“Cooperation between JSC FPC and Aeroflot PJSC will make travel planning even more convenient for passengers. The organization of combined routes using rail and air transport will increase the transport accessibility of the regions, which is especially important in the current conditions. The search for joint integrated solutions will make it possible to find new schemes for organizing passenger transportation, as well as options for more efficient use of both aviation and railway fleets and infrastructure,” said Vladimir Pyastolov, General Director of JSC FPC.