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01 December 2008

In the board of directors of the JSC “Aeroflot”

IN THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE JSC “AEROFLOT”

December 03rd, 2008, Moscow. – on December 1st, the scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors of the JSC “Aeroflot” was held. For the period till 2015 the Board of Directors of the JSC “Aeroflot” has considered the following matters:

  • The strategy of developing the route network.
  • The strategy of developing the aircraft fleet.
  • The strategy of developing the JSC “Aeroflot” and the targets of the strategic development.

The Board of Directors has adopted the main principles of developing the route network and determined the priority markets of Russia and the CIS – mostly dynamically developing and providing the strategic stability to the airlines.

The Company’s Board was recommended to ensure the formation of the Aeroflot’s aircraft fleet by 2015 up to the amount, sufficient to transport 21 mln passengers a year. To increase the volume of passenger transportation in the “Aeroflot” group up to 26 mln.

The Board of Directors has adopted the targets of the Strategy of Developing the JSC “Aeroflot” for 2015:

The Aeroflot’s Mission is to assists the passengers in the realization of their life plans and dreams – to work efficiently, to relax with pleasure, to meet with their family and friends, to open for themselves new countries and cities.

The Aeroflot Vision – the leader on the regular inner and international transportation market in Russia.

The Aeroflot Values – client orientation = Value of the service for the consumer = Value added for the company.

Specialization in accordance with the type of activity within the “Aeroflot” group –regular air passenger transportation with the help of the network carrier model.

The aim of the JSC “Aeroflot” – To build the international class company, basing on the best traditions of the civil aviation of Russia.

The main tasks to gain the aim:

  • to strengthen the leading position in the civil aviation of Russia;
  • to ensure the passenger transportation to the majority of the world cities, creating convenient and economically sound own route network and cooperating with the partner airlines;
  • to provide the passengers with the stable quality of servicing on the level of the competitors or higher under the Aeroflot mark.
  • to reach the level of production and economic indexes of the airlines, included into the Association of European Airlines;
  • To create the efficient company and personnel management system.


The general aims of the JSC “Aeroflot” by 2015:

  • to ensure the enlargement of the share of the JSC “Aeroflot” in the aggregate regular passenger transportation of the airlines of Russia in the amount of transported passengers up to 30-35% when providing the profitability;
  • To become the client oriented company – the leader among the Russian air carriers on the passenger loyalty level (the company, chosen by the passengers).

In order to gain the strategic aims the company determines the following priorities within the main strategies on the market:

  • the growth strategy (broadening the presence on the market), obtained by means of organic, marketing growth and acquisition of the airlines;
  • the market strategy – the best proportion between Value and price for the chosen segments of consumers (the balance of the branch parity in expenses and quality differentiation);
  • Strategy of competitive advantages – the use of the transportation network model with the formation of the HUB at the Sheremetievo airport, regional HUBs in Russia and other target markets with a wide network of international transportation. To get the profit from the best knowledge of the target consumers’ wishes.

The main way to gain the general aims – development of the air transportation on the inner market of Russia, and, simultaneously, to preserve the unique competitive advantage of the JSC “Aeroflot” in the regular transportation market share.

The key factors of success of the JSC “Aeroflot” in 2015:
  • focusing on the flow destinations O&D (origin and destination);
  • more effort aimed at holding the existing passengers;
  • competition in order to grow the amount of the high income passengers;
  • the highest level of flight safety in Russia;
  • full value HUB in Sheremetievo – effective docking and capacity;
  • the leading position in the regular share of the Civil Aviation of the Russian Federation;
  • the aircraft fleet - economically effective and adequate to the network;
  • additional consumer value owing to the product and brand.

The Board has considered the System of Planning and Budgeting in the JSC “Aeroflot” and, anticipatorily, the main target indexes of the draft plan of the production and financial and economic activity and the budget of the JSC “Aeroflot” for 2009.

After having considered this matter, the Board of Directors commissioned the Company’s Board with finalizing the preparation of the draft plan of the production and financial and economic activity for 2009, taking into account the situation on the world financial market and air transportation market.

In the run-up to the consideration of the plan of the production and financial and economic activity for 2009-2011 the JSC “Aeroflot”, the Board of Directors considered the issue of adaptation of the three-years’ strategic plan within the Program of Anti-crisis Management and recommended the Company’s Board to use the program of increasing the profitability, when preparing the three-years’ plan, realization of which is directed to improving its financial results. 

AEROFLOT is based in Moscow, at the international Sheremetievo airport. Being the largest Russian air carrier, Aeroflot transports over 8 mln people per year, and together with the subsidiaries – 10 mln.
Aeroflot has own flights to 94 destinations of 47 countries. Controls over 45% of the Russian market of regular international transportation. At a growing rate extends its share in the inner air lines, which comprises 12.5%, and together with the subsidiaries – 17%.
Aeroflot is a member of the SkyTeam global air alliance. Aeroflot has provided its clients with the access to the route network, now totaling 905 destinations in 169 countries (for more details see www.skyteam.com). Within the code sharing agreements collaborates with 33 foreign and Russian airlines. 
Aeroflot owns the aircraft fleet, which is one of the youngest in Europe. Consisting of 86 airplanes, the majority of which is modern airliners. The fleet is constantly replenished. At the end of 2008 the company is ready to accept new long haul liners – Airbus A330. It is also planned to receive Russian regional airplanes of new generation – Sukhoi SuperJet-100.
Aeroflot corresponds to the highest international safety standards. As a result of the operational safety audit of the IOSA – IATA Operational Safety Audit, the company was the first Russian carrier to be included in the register of the IOSA operations, in 2007 proved this certificate according to the new tougher wording of the rules. Since March 2008 has owned the Unified Certificate of the Management System Correspondence to the requirements of ISO 9001:2000.

To purchase tickets for the Aeroflot flights using on-line payment, electronic ticket technology, and to know more about the airline – see www.aeroflot.ru.

Department of Public Relations