10 December 2007, Moscow – OAO “Aeroflot” received the seventh airliner A321 named M.Shagal. The airplane is named after the famous artist, leader of the world avant-garde style Mark Shagal.
The airplane was supplied in the frame of financial leasing deal dated October 2006 between OAO “Aeroflot” and leading European banks involved in financing of airplanes purchases, like Natixis, Calyn, and ABN Amro Bank. It was supposed to purchase seven BC Airbus A321 on financial leasing for the period of 2006-2007. This was the last airplane in the frame of the deal.
At the present moment the air company owns 33 A 320 airplanes, including 10 A319, 13 A320, 10 A321. Airbuses are designed in two-class compartment and for 116 (А319), 140 (А320) and 170 (А321) passengers seats.
Aeroflot operates airbuses A320 in the wide net of European and Russian routes. Aeroflot is one of the world leaders in terms of reliability and factual flying hours per one airplane.
OAO Aeroflot Russian Airlines (AFLT) is the absolute leader in Russian commercial aviation, in fact it is a national air company. Being the largest air company in the country Aeroflot transports more that 7 mln people per year, together with subsidiaries about 9 mln people, it takes 23% of total number of passengers in Russian air transport.The company has 81 airplanes with its own flights to 93 places in 47 countries (302 flights per day). It controls 51% of Russian market of regular international transporting and approximately 12%of inner transport. The profit in 2006 was 7.9 billion rubles (consolidated profit in Aeroflot group 258.1 mlnf USD in MSFO).
Aeroflot is one of the oldestair companies and one of the most famous commercial brands in the world. The company was established in 1923, it is based in Moscow in international Sheremetyevo Airport. In 2006 Aeroflot became the first Russian air company entering the global union SkyTeam. Joint route union net covers 791 places in 162 countries providing Aeroflot passengers with great choice opportunities. Aeroflot customers are offered to use bonus programs of all the union partners. More information about advantages of participation in SkyTeam union you can get on www.skyteam.com website.
Aeroflot is the first Russian air company which has got the Certificate of the Operator of International Air Standard Safety IOSA.
You can acquire tickets for Aeroflot flights on website www.aeroflot.ru by on-line payments, electronic ticket technologies and also to find more information about the company.
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