OJSC "Aeroflot -Russian Airlines" has implemented a technical trial on automated systems of full e-tickets passengers' service on Moscow-Los Angeles - Moscow, Moscow-Delhi-Moscow routes.
A trial run of the system has been carried out successfully. In the course of trial airline's specialists processed about 100 electronic tickets for all types of carriages, and checked functions of exchange, return and cancellation of e-tickets.
The testing has demonstrated that technically Aeroflot is completely ready to introduce electronic tickets. Thus, the airline complies with the requirements of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on transition of all airlines to electronic tickets technology in 2007.
A practical introduction of this technology by Aeroflot is impeded by absence of regulatory and legal framework on electronic tickets circulation in Russia.
OJSC "Aeroflot-Russian Airlines" (RTS: AFTL is the largest Russian airline with 51% state share. It was established in 1923. It controls about 11 per cent of domestic and 39 per cent of international air carriages' market in Russia. Aeroflot's net income amounted to RUR 6330.1m (USD219m). It is included in the list of the 25 leading world airlines based on the financial performance (according to ATW). In 2004 Aeroflot carried 6.862m passengers. The aircraft fleet consists of 90 airplanes. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, Sheremetyevo airport. The company targets to finish construction of its own terminal "Sheremetyevo-3" by the end of 2007. Please look for the detailed information about the company at www.aeroflot.ru, www.aeroflotbonus.ru.