JSC “Aeroflot – Russian airlines” and the leasing company AerCap (AER) have signed a protocol of intentions for supply of А330-200 aircrafts under the operational leasing.
The first two aircrafts А330-200 will be delivered to Aeroflot in 2008, five – in 2009, three – in 2010. All aircrafts are new, right from the factory of “Airbus” company.
As it was announced earlier, Aeroflot chose А330 aircrafts as an interim decision to replenish its fleet until new А350 aircrafts are supplied in 2014.
The first flight of А330-200 aircraft was on 13th August, 1997. Totally, by the beginning of 2007, 344 aircrafts are ordered, and delivered 240 aircrafts of this type. The flying range of А330 - 12500 km, the course speed – 880 km/h, number of seats in three-class configuration– 256, in two-class – 293.
The fleet of Aeroflot aircrafts - 90 aircrafts, including Tu-134 - 14, Tu-154 – 28, Il-96 – 6, А319 – 8, А320 – 12, А321 – 7, B767 – 11, DC-10 - 4.
JSC “Aeroflot – Russian airlines” (AFLT) – is the indisputable leader of civil aviation in Russia, the practical national carrier. Being the biggest air company of the country, it carries over 7 mln. people a year, and together with subsidiary companies – about 9 mln., i.e. 23% of the total number of Russian air passengers. Having at its disposal the fleet of 90 aircrafts, it performs its own flights to 93 points of 47 countries (totally 302 flights per day). It controls 51% of the Russian market of regular international carriages and around 12% of domestic air carriages. Net income for the year 2006 amounted 7,3 bln.rub.
Aeroflot – is one of the oldest air companies and one of the most well-known commercial brands in the world. The company was founded in 1923, it is based in Moscow, in the international airport Sheremet’yevo. In 2006, Aeroflot became the first Russian air company entering the global alliance SkyTeam. The joint route network of the alliance numbers 728 points in 149 countries, which gives the limitless possibilities of choice for the passengers of Aeroflot. The customers of Aeroflot enjoy bonus programs of all alliance partners. The information about the advantages of participation in the alliance SkyTeam one can find in the internet site www.skyteam.com.
Aeroflot – is the sole in Russia certified operator of the international air standard of industrial safety IOSA.
In the site www.aeroflot.ru one can buy tickets for Aeroflot flights using on-line payments, the electron ticket technology, and to know more about the air company.