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13 September 2016

Aeroflot Signs Agreement with Krasnokutsky Flight School to Employ Top-Performing Graduates

Moscow, 13 September 2016. – Aeroflot has signed an agreement with the Krasnokutsky Flight School at Ulyanovsk Civil Aviation Institute to offer guaranteed employment to students who graduate at the top of their class.

The Krasnokutsky Flight School in Russia’s Saratov region is one of the nation’s leading centers for flight deck training, having prepared more than 27,000 pilots over its more than 70-year history. The School boasts top-notch training facilities and a highly qualified faculty.

The agreement calls for Krasnokutsky Flight School to offer practical training specifically on aircraft in the Aeroflot fleet, ensuring that Aeroflot has the opportunity to employ fully trained pilots who need not undergo additional lengthy preparation after they are hired.

Aeroflot is the largest employer in Russian civil aviation, employing more than 21,000 professionals as Aeroflot – Russian Airlines and approximately 34,000 professionals as Aeroflot Group.

About Aeroflot

Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2015, Aeroflot carried 26.1 million passengers (39.4 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 1,057 destinations in 179 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, numbering 183 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners. Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety, with a European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, the main globally recognized safety parameter, comparable to global peers. The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the sixth time in 2015, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant. In 2016 Aeroflot became the first Russian airline to be awarded Four Star Airline status by Skytrax in recognition of the high-quality of its customer service, and was also named Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the fifth time at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. In 2015 Global Traveler named Aeroflot one of the 10 best airlines worldwide for on-board cuisine. Find out more at www.aeroflot.com