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Company News

12 July 2007

Aeroflot received fifth airplane A 321 in the frame of financial leasing deal

Joint Stock Company «Aeroflot» received fifth airliner A 321 in the frame of financial leasing deal. Airborne vehicle named «N. Rerih» in dedication to famous Russian painter.

In October of 2006 JSC «Aeroflot» and leading European banks in the sphere of financing purchases of airborne vehicles - Natixis, Calyon and ABN Amro Bank signed documentations of financial leasing for seven ВС Airbus A321 with delivery date in 2006 – 2007.

Before the end of 2007 into financial leasing two more airplanes A 321 are added (in October and December).

Currently park of the air company consists of 28 airplanes of the A320 family, 8 – А319, 13 – А320, 7 – А321. Passenger cabins are executed in double layout and designed for 116 (А319), 140 (А320) и 170 (А321) passengers. Aeroflot operates on airbuses of the A 320 family on a wide network of international and inter domestic (in Russia) flights. From the data of operational safety and actual flight hours of one plane Aeroflot is at the top alongside leading air companies of the world.   

JSC «Aeroflot – Russian airlines» (AFLT) is undisputed leader of commercial aviation of Russia, true national transport operator. As the largest air company of the country, it transports more than 7 million people a year, and with subsidiary companies around 9 million i.e. 23% of the total Russian air transport passengers. Having in possession an air park which consists of 81 airborne vehicles, conducts personal flights to 93 destinations in 47 countries, (total – 302 flights a day). Controls 51% of Russian market of regular international transportation and about 12% of domestic transportation. Net profit for 2006 accumulated to 7,9 billion rubles (258,1 million dollars by International Accounting Standards).

Aeroflot – is one of the oldest air companies and one of the most famous commercial brands in the world. Company was founded in 1923, its headquarters in Moscow, in international airport of Sherem’etevo. In 2006 Aeroflot became the first Russian air company to be part of a global alliance SkyTeam. United destination network of the alliance consists of 728 destinations in 149 countries, which in turn offers to the passengers of Aeroflot limitless variety of choice. Clients of Aeroflot are also eligible for bonus programs of all partners of the alliance. Information of the advantages of participation in the alliance SkyTeam – on the website www.skyteam.com.

Aeroflot is the only certified operator of international aviation standards of operational safety IATA (International Air Travel Association) Operational Safety Audit in Russia.

On the website www.aeroflot.ru it is possible to purchase tickets for Aeroflot flights with the use of on-line payments, technology of electronic ticket, and to find out more about the air company.