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Company News

24 April 2006

AEROFLOT TO SUMMARIZE THE ACTIVITIES FOR MARCH AND FIRST QUARTER OF 2006

"Aeroflot - Russian Airlines" summarized the result of the activities of the company for March and first three months of 2006.

In March 2006 the aviation company served 489,6 thousand of passengers (including 3.9 thousand by charter flights) and 13.5 thousand tones of mail and cargo loads. The company accomplished 1 billion 542 million of passenger/kilometers and 223.4 million of tones/kilometers.

In March the percentage of commercial load was 58.6 %, which is by 1.1 % higher than in the last year. Percentage of the use of passengers' seats is 67.4 %.

In comparison with the similar period of the previous year the volume of works increased and comprised: for passengers' turnover - 100.6 % (8.6 million passenger/kilometers), for passengers' transportation - 103.2 % (+15.1 thousand passengers), for tones/kilometers - 102.5 % (5.4 million tones/kilometers), for mail transportation - 104.8 % (18.6 tones), for cargo loads transportation -  97.2 % (- 378.0 tones).

For three months of 2006 Aeroflot served 1 million 382 thousand of passengers and 31.7 thousand tones of mail and cargo loads, accomplished 4 billion 401 million of passengers/kilometers and 594.5 million of tones/kilometers.

Percentage of the use of the passengers' seats was 66.4 %, which is 1.3 % higher than for the previous year. Percentage of commercial load is  56.0 %.

In comparison with 2005 the volumes of work were a little beat lower with regard to some parameters: for passengers' turnover - 98.1 % (-87.1  million tones/kilometer), for passengers' transportation parameter – 100.8 % (+11.0 thousand passengers), for tones/kilometers parameter -  98.2 % (-10.8 million tones/kilometers), for mail transportation parameter - 95.9 % (-47.2 tones). for cargo loads transportation -  91.5 % (-2864.8 tones).

Generally, for the entire aircraft fleet the time in service hours practically remains on the same level as in 2005 (+231 hours or 0.4 %).

JSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” is based in Moscow, Sheremetyevo Airport. The biggest Russian aviation company controlling about 11% of domestic and 39% of international transportation markets of Russia. Aeroflot is the member of global aviation Sky Team alliance adopted as the "best aviation alliance" by the readers of Global Traveler magazine. In 2005 Aeroflot served 6,8 million of passengers in 89 cities of 47 countries. Having the aircraft fleet of 83 vehicles, Aeroflot makes 302 flight a day. More information about Aeroflot is available att: www.aeroflot.ru,  www.skyteam.com