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22 July 2016

Aeroflot restarts passenger service for Russian citizens traveling to Turkey

Moscow, 22 July 2016 – Aeroflot is restarting passenger service for Russian citizens and ticket sales for travel to Turkey following regulator Rosaviatsia’s decision to lift its temporary ban on flying Russian citizens to Turkey.

As a result of Turkey’s guaranties of additional aviation security measures, effective at 12:01 a.m. on 22 July 2016 Rosaviatsia lifted all restrictions on regular passenger service between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey, including carrying Russian citizens from Russia to Turkey and transit passengers via Turkish airports to other global destinations.

Aeroflot is reopening sales of tickets to Istanbul and Antalya via all its sales channels.

Russian citizens will be able to fly from points in Russia to points in Turkey effective 22 July. These flights will operate according to the regular summer timetable:

SU 2136 Moscow – Istanbul departs Sheremetyevo International Airport daily at 10:05 a.m. and arrives at Istanbul Atatürk Airport at 1:40 p.m. (local time).

SU 2137 Istanbul – Moscow departs Istanbul Atatürk Airport at 2:55 p.m. and arrives at Sheremetyevo International Airport at 6:20 p.m. (local time).

SU 2134 Moscow – Istanbul departs Sheremetyevo International Airport daily at 9:25 p.m. and arrives at Istanbul Atatürk Airport at 1:05 a.m. (local time).

SU 2135 Istanbul – Moscow departs Istanbul Atatürk Airport at 1:55 a.m. and arrives at Sheremetyevo International Airport at 5:20 a.m.(local time).

SU 2142 Moscow – Antalya departs Sheremetyevo International Airport daily at 8:45 a.m. and arrives at Antalya Airport at 12:25 p.m. (local time)

SU 2143 Antalya-Moscow departs Antalya Airport at 1:25 p.m. and arrives at Sheremetyevo International Airport at 4:55 p.m. (local time)

Learn more or check the status of your reservation on our website by clicking “Check the Reservation” in the Online Services section. Or contact our 24-hour customer service centre at +7-495-223-5555 (Moscow) or 8-800-444-5555 (free within Russia), or through Aeroflot’s ticket sales offices.

About Aeroflot

Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2015, Aeroflot carried 26.1 million passengers (39.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries), a record for any Russian airline. A proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,057 destinations in 179 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, numbering 171 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners. Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety. The company’s European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, which is the main globally recognized safety parameter, is comparable to global peers. The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the sixth time in 2015, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant. In 2016 Aeroflot has been awarded an official four-star quality and service ranking from the leading independent authority on airline quality, Skytrax and was named as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the fifth time at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. In 2015 Aeroflot for the first time was ranked among TOP-10 airlines with Best Airline Cuisine according to Global Traveler. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.