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Company News

28 October 2010

New appointment at Aeroflot

October 28, 2010, Moscow. The Board of Directors appointed Igor Chalik Deputy Director General, Director of Operations Department and made him a member of the Board of Directors of JSC Aeroflot Russian Airlines.

Igor Petrovich Chalik was born in the city of Orsk of Orenburg region in 1957 into the family of a military pilot. In 1979 he graduated from Aktyubinsk Higher School of Civil Aviation. He was assigned to Syktyvkar airline on graduation; flew the TU-134. In 1983 he started working for Aeroflot (the then Central Office for International Flights); piloted the TU-134, Il-86, A310 and A320. Since 2008 he has piloted the A330. He has accumulated almost 14 000 hours of total flight time. In 2003 - 2008 he headed the A320 the Aeroflot fleet. From 2008 to 2010 Igor Chalik headed the A330 flying team. He is an honored pilot of the Russian Federation and has been awarded the “In memory of the 850th anniversary of Moscow” medal and the “85 years of civil aviation” commemorative token.

Aeroflot is a leading air transport company in Russia as well as a member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance. The cumulative network of routes comprises 898 destinations in 169 countries of the world. In 2009 Aeroflot transported 8.755 ml people while the Aeroflot Group of Companies transported 11.1 ml.

Aeroflot came first among European members of SkyTeam in the quality of its passenger service in economy class on short and medium range flights and in business class on long haul flights. The leadership of Aeroflot was established based on the SkyTeam Onboard Survey over the period of April – September 2009.

Aeroflot is one of the 25 leading world airlines in terms of financial and economic activity in 2009 (operating and net profit), according to the Air Transport World magazine.

Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to enter the IOSA registry and has kept up the standard ever since. The airline has been successfully audited in terms of its compliance with the ISAGO safety requirements for ground operations. The company complies with ISO 9001:2000.

Aeroflot has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in Europe comprising 100 planes. Aeroflot headquarters are in Moscow in the international airport Sheremetyevo. For more information see www.aeroflot.ru.

Department of public relations and liaison with governmental bodies