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Company News

16 December 2005

Aeroflot: Ten Years Of Regular Service To Novosibirsk

Aeroflot – Russian Airlines celebrates ten year anniversary of regular flights to Novosibirsk. The company has provided 11,000 passenger and cargo services on the route; flights Route Moscow – Novosibirsk – Moscow have carried over 850,000 passengers for the period.

Originally, the flight operated IL-62 aircrafts for daily services to Novosibirsk. Today, the two daily services operate TU-154M (with comfortable business cabin seating 24 passengers), business class passengers serviced via business lounge in the airport. In order to enhance the quality of service for participants of the Aeroflot-Bonus programme, the company’s representative office in the region will be equipped with an Aeroflot-Bonus centre.

A separate engineering centre has been launched for servicing international cargo services from Moscow and Europe via Novosibirsk to destinations in Japan, Korea and China. The flights operate aircrafts DC-10, with services frequency of 15-20 flights per week. Over 3,000 tons of cargo have been carried during the ten year period of the route operation.

The current seasonal service network and flights schedule of Aeroflot provide improved transit, reduced waiting times in terminals Sheremetyevo-1 and Sheremetyevo-2, increasing service for the most popular destinations. Employing the company’s own resources as well as the opportunities of its partners’ networks, Aeroflot offers new services to Europe, America, Asia and Africa via Moscow. The carrier entering the Sky Team carriers alliance and the new Sheremetyevo-3 terminal launched into operation, the passengers will enjoy a wider choice of destinations and a higher quality airport service.

In winter 2005/2006, Aeroflot will operate flights to 45 countries internationally, including 6 CIS countries, landing in 82 airports including 56 airports abroad, 8 in the CIS and 23 in Russia.

The positive dynamics of the company’s representative office proves there is a stable demand for the carrier’s services in the region, said Yevgeny Bachurin, commercial director of Aeroflot. At the same time, Aeroflot, JSC will continue building mutually beneficial relationships with company’s subsidiaries Aeroflot-Don and Aeroflot-Nord, as well as with partner company Dalavia, to comply with the company’s development strategy confirmed by the Board of Directors.

A permanent Aeroflot representative office, headed by Sergey Matyukh, is functioning in Novosibirsk. The office is located in Novosibirsk-99, Krasny Prospekt, 28, tel.: (+7) (383) 2231576.

Aeroflot Russian Airlines, JSC (RTS AFLT), the largest Russian carrier with 51% owned by the government, was established in 1923.The company controls over 11% of the local shorthaul, and 39% of international operation in Russia. The company cited RUR6330.143 million net profit last year (US$219 million). Aeroflot is member of 25 top global carriers (ATV version), passenger loads reaching 6.862 million people in 2004. The company has 90 aircrafts, its main office is based in Moscow, Sheremetyevo airport, and the company plans to open its own terminal (Sheremetyevo - 3) by 2007. For detailed information visit the company’s web sites: www.aeroflot.ru, www.aeroflotbonus.ru.