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03 August 2014

Dobrolet Temporarily Suspends Flights Due to EU Sanctions

Moscow, 3 August 2014 – Aeroflot (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces that its subsidiary airline Dobrolet will temporarily suspend flights as of 00:00 Moscow time on 4 August 2014.

Several European counterparties have notified Dobrolet of their refusal to fulfil their obligations to the airline in connection with the economic sanctions enacted by the European Union.  Leasing, repair and maintenance services and airplane insurance agreements were annulled, as well as the provision of aeronautical information.  Due to the unprecedented pressure that has been applied to Dobrolet by its European counterparties, the carrier has no option but to suspend flights and ticket sales.

Passengers with tickets for Moscow-Simferopol-Moscow (up to and including 15 September) and Moscow-Volgograd-Moscow (up to and including 20 August) will be transported by Orenburg Air at the same time and date as is indicated in their tickets.

Passengers for flights to Samara, Perm, Ufa, Ekaterinburg, Surgut and Kazan are eligible for full refunds.

Up-to-date information about flights will be available on the airlines’ websites: www.dobrolet.com and www.orenair.ru.  Passengers may also call a free hotline at +7 (499) 215-2300.

We are genuinely sorry for the inconvenience!

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About Aeroflot

Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2013, its 90th anniversary year, Aeroflot carried 20.9 million passengers (31.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries), a record for any Russian airline. A proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot and its partners serve more than 1,000 destinations in 178 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe, numbering 156 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average age of 3.9 years. Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety. The company’s European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, which is the main globally recognized safety parameter, is comparable to global peers. The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the fifth time in 2013, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008 compliant. In 2014 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the third time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.