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Company News

03 July 2007

Aeroflot passed operational safety audit according to IOSA second time

JSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” passed a regular audit for compliance with operational safety standards IATA – IOSA.

It is the second audit after registration of Aeroflot as an IOSA operator in 2006. Aeroflot became the first and yet the only Russian company certified under this international standard.

According to the available information Aeroflot satisfied auditors in terms of almost all parameters checked.

Controllers marked openness and constructiveness of cooperation with the corporate staff.

A plan of activities to eliminate detected weak points was developed in the prescribed order.

After all necessary corrections Aeroflot will have its certificate of compliance prolonged and remain in the IOSA operators’ register.

The term of the certificate is two years.

JSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” (AFLT) is a certain leader of civil aviation in Russia, actually a national carrier. Being the largest domestic airline company it transports over 7 mln. of people annually and together with its subsidiaries – about 9 mln., i.e. 23% of the total amount of Russian air passengers.  With a fleet of 90 air crafts it flies to 93 destinations in 47 countries (302 flights a day). The company controls 51% of the Russian market of regular international flights and about 12% of domestic flights. Net profit in 2006 made 7,9 bln. rubles.

Aeroflot is one of the oldest airline companies and one of the most known commercial brands in the world. The company was founded in 1923; it is based in Moscow in the international Sheremetyevo airport. In 2006

Aeroflot became the first Russian airline company to enter the global alliance SkyTeam. Joint route network of the alliance includes 728 destinations in 149 countries that gives Aeroflot passengers boundless opportunities of choice. Bonus programs of all alliance partners extend to Aeroflot clients. More information about SkyTeam benefits is available at www.skyteam.com.

Aeroflot is the only certified operator of international operational safety audit (IOSA) in Russia.
Tickets to Aeroflot flights with on-line payment, technology of e-ticket and more detailed information about the company are available at
www.aeroflot.ru.