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21 June 2007

Aeroflot Gets New Airbus А320

Today the Russian national carrier JSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” got a new liner A320 within the frameworks of the operation leasing deal. The aircraft is named “V. Serov” after the famous Russian artist.

It is the third aircraft Aeroflot got this year. Till end of 2007 Aeroflot will get three more Airbuses А321 within the frameworks of earlier made agreements and three aircrafts А319 under new deals. Eleven aircrafts A320 are expected to be supplied in 2008. All aircrafts are new and delivered directly from the “Airbus” plant.

The Lessor is Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

At the moment Aeroflot is exploiting Airbuses of A320 family in the wide net of European and domestic routes. Cabins include two classes and hold 116 (А319), 140 (А320) and 170 (А321) passengers.

The fleet of Aeroflot comprises 81 aircrafts including TU-134 - 11, TU-154 – 26, IL-96 – 6,  А319 – 8,  А320 – 12,  А321 – 7,  B767 – 11.

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) .

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.