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17 September 2009

Aeroflot to Perform Regular Flight for Forum Sochi-2009

AEROFLOT A330s to Fly Participant of Forum “SOCHI-2009”

September 17 2009, Moscow. – On September 19 2009, due to the large flow of passengers returning from the International Economic Forum “Sochi -2009”, Aeroflot will perform a regular Moscow – Sochi – Moscow flight on an A330 aircraft.

A330 aircrafts have a flying range of up to 12,500 km, can accommodate 241 passengers and are operated by the world’s leading carriers in the long haul segment. The airplanes are equipped with the Rolls-Royce Trent 772 engines.

Aeroflot’s new airliners come in a two-class layout: 34 business-class and 207 economy-class seats. The aircrafts have the cutting-edge Panasonic eX 2 IFE system with wide-screen video-monitors sized 9-16’’ inbuilt in each armchair, allowing the use of a multi-channel video-audio program. The business class compartment has comfortable foldable ‘cocoon’ armchairs. The economy-class compartment has increased inter-row space for more comfortable accommodation of passengers.

This type of aircraft will be used for the first time on Moscow – Sochi – Moscow line at the time around the conclusion of the International Forum “Sochi-2009”, which is required by the need to transport a large number of passengers.

Flight SU 869/870 will depart from Moscow at 10:25 and arrive in Sochi at 12:55 Moscow time; it will depart from Sochi at 14:45 and land in Moscow at 16:55 Moscow time.

AEROFLOT is based in Moscow, in the Sheremetyevo International Airport. As Russia’s largest carrier, the company flew 9.3 million passengers in 2008, together with its subsidiaries, 11.6 million passengers. Aeroflot operates its own flights to 95 destinations in 48 countries. It accounts for over 42% of Russia’s scheduled international traffic. The company strives to enhance its share of domestic traffic, which now is 13.7% (with its subsidiaries, around 20%).
Aeroflot is a member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance. Aeroflot provides its customers with an access to a route network of 928 destinations in 174 countries (more info is available on our website www.skyteam.com). Aeroflot operates code-sharing agreements with 29 foreign and Russian airline companies.
Aeroflot has one of Europe’s youngest air fleets that consists of 105 aircrafts, about two thirds are state-of-the-art airliners. The air fleet is regularly replenished. The company plans to receive the new generation Russian airplanes Sukhoi SuperJet-100.
Aeroflot complies with the highest international safety standards. Following the results of the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the company was the first Russian carrier to be included in the IOSA Registry. In 2009, Aeroflot has confirmed the certificate for the third time and also successfully completed the ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations) procedure. In March 2008, the company’s Quality Management System was certified as complying with ISO 9001:2000. You are welcome to buy an e-ticket, obtain any info on flight status and booking, get a ticket for your bonus miles, read the news and find out more about Aeroflot on our website www.aeroflot.ru.

 Department for Public and Government Relations