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11 January 2013

Aeroflot is in The World’s Top 30 Airlines with the Largest Transportation Capacities

January 11, 2013 MOSCOW

Aeroflot is among thirty world’s largest airlines measured by available seat kilometers for a week, according to Innovata, a global leader in travel related content management.

In 2012 Aeroflot demonstrated almost 20 % growth in its transport capacity compared to 2011 and moved from the 29-th place to the 27-th, with ASK per week indicator more than 1,2 billion (seats available multiplied by a distance flown).

Being the only Russian representative in Innovata’s Top 30, the largest national air carrier plans to significantly expand and modernize its fleet by taking delivery of Boeing 777 and 737 alongside with Airbus 320 and 321 aircraft in 2013.

Established in 1923 with a headquarters in Moscow, Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship airline and the largest national air company. Proudly being a member of SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot with its partnering members provides service to 1000 destinations in 187 countries. Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe counting 128 aircraft formed by Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average airplane age of 5 years. In 2011 Aeroflot carried more than 14.2 million passengers, showing the best result in modern Russia’s history. In the same year Aeroflot was honored with a prestigious international SkyTrax World Airline Award as ‘The best airline in Eastern Europe’.