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Company News

01 June 2007

Aerflot Starts Regular Flights From St. Petersburg To German Cities

On June 1, 2007, JSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” starts regular flights from St. Petersburg to Munich, Berlin and Hamburg. Flights from the North capital to German cities and back will be implemented on air crafts Airbus А 319/320/321.

SU2511 departure from St. Petersburg to Munich on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 09:45 (Saturday 10:05), arrival at 10:45 (11:05). Back flight SU2512 from Munich to St. Petersburg at 12:00, arrival at 16:50.

SU2531 departure from St. Petersburg to Berlin on Mondays and Thursdays at 09:45, arrival at 10:10. Back flight SU2532 from Berlin to St. Petersburg at 12:30, arrival at 16:50.

SU2551 departure from St. Petersburg to Hamburg on Tuesdays and Fridays at 09:45, arrival at 10:10. Back flight SU2552 to St. Petersburg to Hamburg at 12:30, arrival at 16:50 (local time).

Aeroflot considers expansion of its activities in St. Petersburg as one of priority directions of development. The decision about regular flights from St. Petersburg is due to growing influence of the city on the Neva River as one of the most important tourist, cultural, business and political centers of Russia, and necessity to enhance competitiveness of Russian air carriers in St. Petersburg air junction. Flights to the largest German airports from St. Petersburg and Moscow allow foreign tourists to use Aeroflot flights on the most popular tourist route. Aeroflot subsidiary in St. Petersburg established in 2006 with support of the local administration actively participates in flights provision. In future qualified local flight staff is planned to form flight crews.

With respect to priority development of tourism in St. Petersburg in 2008 Aeroflot plans to resume regular flights from St. Petersburg to North America and Japan. Participation of Aeroflot in the international alliance Sky Team provides extra opportunities to use routes networks of the leading air companies – allied partners to increase tourist flow to St. Petersburg. Convenient connections and Aeroflot premium program for often flying passengers are available on all flights of Air France, CSA, KLM, Delta, AeroMexico, Alitalia, Korean Air, NWA, and Continental Airlines.

Travel planning, details and reservation are available by phones: 8-800-333-55-55 – 24-hour free number of Aeroflot Information and Reservation Centre. Call centre in Moscow (495) 223-5555.

JSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” (AFLT) is a certain leader of civil aviation in Russia, actually a national carrier. Being the largest domestic airline company it transports over 7 mln. of people annually and together with its subsidiaries – about 9 mln., i.e. 23% of the total amount of Russian air passengers. With a fleet of 90 air crafts it flies to 93 destinations in 47 countries (302 flights a day). The company controls 51% of the Russian market of regular international flights and about 12% of domestic flights. Net profit in 2006 made 7,9 bln. rubles.

Aeroflot is one of the oldest airline companies and one of the most known commercial brands in the world. The company was founded in 1923; it is based in Moscow in the international Sheremetyevo airport. In 2006 Aeroflot became the first Russian airline company to enter the global alliance SkyTeam. Joint route network of the alliance includes 728 destinations in 149 countries that gives Aeroflot passengers boundless opportunities of choice. Bonus programs of all alliance partners extend to Aeroflot clients. More information about SkyTeam benefits is available at www.skyteam.com.

Aeroflot is the only certified operator of international operational safety audit (IOSA) in Russia.

Tickets to Aeroflot flights with on-line payment, technology of e-ticket and more detailed information about the company are available at www.aeroflot.ru.