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Company News

26 June 2007

Aeroflot Carries Respresentatives Of The Application Committee “SOCHI – 2014” To Guatemala

JSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” within the frameworks of its cooperation with the Olympic committee of Russia and the Application committee “Sochi – 2014” arranged two special flights from Moscow to Guatemala, the capital of Guatemala, to carry the Russian delegation for participation in the session of the International Olympic Committee. As it’s known, the capital of the Winter Olympic Games 2014 will be chosen during the session of the IOC; Russian Sochi is one of the applicants.

Passengers are carried by flights on June 24 and July 2 by the route Moscow – Guatemala by Boeing 767. The return flight to Moscow is planned on July 6 by the route Guatemala – Havana – Moscow.

There were some difficulties in obtaining flight clearance for Aeroflot, since Russian airline companies almost do not fly to this region. With respect to the importance of the event Aeroflot managed to find needed aircrafts in the high season. Employees of the Flight control centre (FCC), Air-technical center (ATC) and other subdivisions of the company ensured fueling and technical maintenance of Aeroflot aircrafts in Guatemala.

Aeroflot as the most reliable and the safest company has been traditionally honored by the Russian Olympic Committee – to be the official carrier of the best Russian sportsmen to the Olympic Games. Aeroflot actively cooperated with the Russian Olympic Committee during preparation of the application of Sochi for holding of the Olympic Games 2014. Support of sport and fitness is one of the key directions of social activities of Aeroflot. Special attention is paid to support of child and youth sport as well as assistance to invalid sportsmen.

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 ($258,1 according to IFRS).

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.