On May 13, 2003, in the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Moscow CSA President Miroslav Kula and Aeroflot General Director Valery Okulov signed the Code-Sharing Agreement on free sale basis.
Beginning from June 1, 2003, three daily flights between Prague and Moscow will be made in the morning, afternoon and evening. Both companies make 21 joint flights a week:
11 flights are made by CSA Company,
10 flights - by Aeroflot.
According to Aeroflot-Russian Airlines Director General Valery Okulov, passing on to the bilateral cooperation within free sale will enable Aeroflot to provide better service for passengers increasing flight frequency for the route Moscow – Prague – Moscow and also make possible to join the companies’ flights with flights of Asian-Pacific direction that will bring more convenience and increase the line operation efficiency.
Flights of two airline companies made by Boeing 737 have business class and economy class services.
In Moscow CSA and Aeroflot operate in Sheremeyevo-2 Airport Terminal. In Prague Ruzyne Airport CSA and Aeroflot flights will be made from one terminal.
The Code-Sharing Agreement is a result of long bilateral cooperation between Aeroflot and CSA.
Before the Code-Sharing Agreement was signed Aeroflot and CSA already had agreements on joint carriages with 16 airline companies including LOT, Malev, Air France, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and others.
- Aeroflot makes regular flights to 103 points of 54 countries of the world.
- In 2002 the airline company transported 5.5 million passengers.
- Operation revenue amounted to 45 billion rubles
- Net income amounted to 3.2 billion rubles.