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Company News

17 April 2007

Results Of "Aeroflot" Operation In March And Within The First Quarter Of 2007

OJSC "Aeroflot – Russian Airlines" has summed up results of its work within March and the first quarter of 2007.

In March 2007 the airline company carried 604,5 thousand passengers (including 2,2 thousand passengers on charter flights), 1 bln. 859 mln passenger-kilometers were implemented. In February the rate of the occupied passenger seats made 67,2%, while the rate of payload revenue - 53,7%.

As compared with 2006, the operation volume made: in terms of passenger carriage – 123,4% (+ 114,8 thousand passengers), in terms of passengers turnover – 120,5% (+ 315,8 mln passenger-kilometers). At that international carriage increased by 14,6% (+ 51,3 thousand passengers), and domestic transportation by 45,8% (+ 63,5 thousand passengers).

Within the first quarter of 2007 Aeroflot has carried 1 mln 707 thousand passengers, and 5 bln 282 mln passenger-kilometers have been implemented. The rate of the occupied passenger seats has made 66,5% that is the same as last year.

The total time in the air has grown by 12,6% (+ 7464 hours) as compared with last year.

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.