Siberia Airlines has become the first FLIGHT INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE AWARDS winner in the history of Russia
AEROSPACE AWARDS is presented for outstanding aerospace achievements. The contest includes 10 nominations. This year the qualified jury announced Siberia Airlines as the winner in nomination «Corporate strategy». Siberia Airlines left other finalists behind in this nomination - General Electric Aircraft Engines and Virgin Blue Airways companies. The award in this nomination is given to the companies, which have realized successful undertakings, business projects, merging and alliances, restructuring programs, which have changed the company or revived the branch. More than 450 world representatives of the branch took part in this anniversary ceremony (that time it was the tenth contest to be hold), taking place on the 16th of June 2003 in Paris within the bounds of the program of international aerospace show of Le Bourget. In addition to Siberia Airlines, such companies as Boeing, Honeywell, Rolls-Royce and others won in different nominations. In 2002 Siberia Airlines won the first place among the Russian carriers by domestic traffic and the second place by total passenger turnover. For the last year Siberia Airlines has conveyed 2,7 million of passengers. In 2003 Siberia Airlines is planning to increase the quantity of the conveyed passengers up to 3,2 million. According to the results of 2001 Siberia Airlines has joined 100 largest world airlines for the first time.