MEETING OF AEROFLOT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
December 7 2009, Moscow. – Today, the Russian Minister of Transport Igor Levitin has chaired a regular meeting of JSC Aeroflot Board of Directors.
The Board approved in principle the draft of the Company’s operational and financial-economic plan and the budget for 2010 based upon the growth of regular passenger flights and passenger traffic. By the end of 2010, the company plans to earn a net profit of 3.2 billion RUB, or 2.7% of revenues.
In 2010, the Company plans modernization of Aeroflot’s website and call center. Implementing the suggested strategy for the key development areas will allow automation of the company’s major business processes.
A number of personnel issues were considered. The Board appointed Vladimir Smirnov as Deputy CEO for Procurement and member of JSC Aeroflot Management Board. The Board accepted Vladimir Gerasimov’s resignation and dismissed him from the position due to his transfer to another appointment for health reasons.
AEROFLOT is based in Moscow, at the Sheremetyevo International Airport. Russia’s largest carrier, the company flew 9.3 million passengers in 2008, together with its subsidiaries, 11.6 million. Aeroflot operates its own flights to 97 destinations in 46 countries. It accounts for over 42% of Russia’s scheduled international traffic. The company strives to enhance its share of domestic traffic, which now is 13.7% (with its subsidiaries, around 20%).
Aeroflot is a member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance. Aeroflot provides its customers with an access to a route network of 856 destinations in 169 countries (more info is available on www.skyteam.com). Aeroflot operates code-sharing agreements with 29 carriers in and outside Russia.
Aeroflot operates one of Europe’s youngest air fleets that consists of 112 aircrafts, about two thirds are state-of-the-art airliners. The air fleet is regularly replenished. The company plans to receive the new generation Russian airplanes Sukhoi SuperJet-100.
Aeroflot complies with the highest international safety standards. Following the results of the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the company was the first Russian carrier to be included in the IOSA Registry. In 2009, Aeroflot has confirmed the certificate for the third time, and successfully passed the ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations) procedure. In March 2008, the company’s Quality Management System was certified as complying with ISO 9001:2000. You are welcome to buy an e-ticket, obtain any info on booking and flight status, obtain a ticket for your bonus miles, read the news and find out more about Aeroflot on our website www.aeroflot.ru.
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