On December 21 a deposit agreement between Aeroflot and Deutsche Bank came into force on the issuance of global deposit receipts and the conversion of Aeroflot shares into global deposit receipts.
On September 11 a new 24-hour information and reservation call centre was opened—(095) 753-55-55. Regular flights recommenced from Moscow to Bahrain.
An air route from Moscow to Ufa, Chelyabinsk, Mineralnye Vody, and Perm was established.
Aeroflot received Operating Certificate No. 001/01 in compliance with the requirements of Russian Federation and Chicago Convention Provisions on International Civil Aviation.
On June 2 CFM56-3 engines mounted on Aeroflot Boeing 737s exceeded 100,000air hours.
On June 24 the Company’s annual shareholders meeting took the decision to rename the company PJSC Aeroflot Russian Airlines.
On May 31 Aeroflot and the Russian Olympic Committee signed an agreement on the transport of Russian athletes to the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
On March 28 Aeroflot won the “Wings of Russia-99” competition in the categories “Airline of the Year - Carrier on International Airlines” and “Airline of the Year - Carrier on Domestic Airlines in Group I”.
On March 31 Aeroflot’s Air Traffic Control Centre—the largest in Eastern Europe by information volumes and advanced technologies—started operating on-line. it was .
On February 9 an agreement was signed with the Kazan Aircraft Production Association (KAPO) and ANTK on cooperation in the production and operation of long-haul Tu-214 aircraft.
For Aeroflot the year 2000 was one of stabilization and growth in production and operating rates. For the first time the Company carried more than 5 million passengers and more than 100,000 tons of post and freight. In 1999 the company carried about 4.6 million passengers and 89,500 tons of post and freight.