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Company News

13 July 2010

OJSC "Aeroflot - Russian Airlines" to conduct regular electronic bidding

July 13, 2010, Moscow — On August 19 and 20, 2010, OJSC ‘Aeroflot — Russian airlines’ will conduct open electronic bidding where block of seats for the winter season of 2010-2011 will be offered to tourist companies.

The auction will be held at ‘Sberbank-Ast’, the electronic trading site authorized by the Russian government.

At the bidding, the tickets to the popular tourist destinations will be offered, including Amsterdam, Amsterdam/Brussels, Barcelona, Dresden, Karlovy Vary, London, Malaga, Paris, Prague, and Sofia.

New bidding participants will be accredited in accordance with the procedure. The accreditation that provides access to electronic bidding is valid during 1 year. The participants that were accredited earlier and have an agreement in effect on block uplifts in the Russian territory will be granted access to the bidding scheduled for 19 and 20 August. They only need to submit to the tender commission an application regarding joining to the procedure. The text of the new bidding procedure has already been published. The participants that were accredited earlier but do not have an agreement in effect on block uplifts in the Russian territory will be accredited in a simplified way stipulated by the procedure.

For more details about the future electronic bidding, please call +7(495)787 2997 or+7 (499)500 6933.

The electronic auctions have not only boosted the profitability of sales but also mitigated corruption risks having ensured absolute transparency and democracy of bidding.

OJSC ‘Aeroflot — Russian airlines’ and ZAO ‘Sberbank-AST’ plan to keep conducting open electronic bidding for distribution of blocks of seats between tourist operators. This modern trading form allows all market players not only to see how uplifts are priced but also creates a foundation for stabilization of Russia’s tourist industry.

AEROFLOT, a leader of Russia’s air fleet, is a member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance. Aeroflot’s network of routes comprises 856 locations in 169 countries. In 2009, is served 8.755 mln passengers and 11.1 mln used the services offered by the Aeroflot group.

Aeroflot was the winner in the contest between European members of SkyTeam in serving economy-class passengers in short- and medium-range flights and business-class passengers in long-range flights. «Onboard Survey», the marketing survey conducted by SkyTeam from April to September 2009, confirmed Aeroflot’s leading positions.

Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to be included in the IOSA operator registry and it regularly confirms the certificate. The airline has successfully passed ISAGO, the audit of land service safety. Aeroflot is a holder of the unified certificate of compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2000.

Aeroflot operates one of the youngest air fleets in Europe that consists of 110 aircraft. Aeroflot’s hub is Sheremetyevo international airport in Moscow.

For more details visit our Web site at www.aeroflot.ru.

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