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Company News

22 July 2009

Board of Directors


July 22 2009, Moscow. – The Board of Directors of Aeroflot JSC has held a scheduled meeting chaired by Igor Levitin, the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.

The meeting approved the Board’s schedule for the period of July 2009 through June 2010 which includes discussing and passing resolutions on the following questions: improvement of Aeroflot's development strategy and roadmap; route network development strategy for the period 2009-2011; air fleet expansion as far as 2015; implementation of the flying school establishment project; IT development for 2009–2011; current state and improvement of commercial performance; the state and outlook of subsidiaries’ operation; flight safety etc. Further, the Board members are entitled to amending the meetings agenda with urgent items not provided for in the plan.

With regards to the situation on the air transport market, the Board has approved the changed delivery schedule for new Airbus A320 aircrafts. The term for the two А320-200s has been changed from Q1 2010 to Q1 2011 and Q1 20012; the term for the three А321-200s has been changed from Q3 2010 to respectively Q1 2010 and Q3 2012.

The Board has approved the lease contract between Aeroflot and Boeing Capital Leasing Limited for two MD-11 aircrafts. Also, a decision was made on the retirement of Ilyushin-86 aircrafts after their lease term expiration. The Aeroflot JSC Board of Directors considered a progress report on the construction and launch preparation of the Sheremetyevo 3 airport (Terminal D).

The Board of Directors has appointed two new members of Aeroflot JSC Administration: Tulsky, Stanislav Georgiyevich, director of Flight Operation department, and Koldunov, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich, director of Flight Safety Department.

AEROFLOT is headquartered in Moscow, in the Sheremetyevo International Airport. 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 45% of Russia’s scheduled international traffic. The company strives to enhance its share of domestic traffic, which now is 12.5% (with its subsidiaries, 17%t). Aeroflot is a member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance. Aeroflot has given its customers an access to a route network covering 928 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, more than half are state-of-the-art airliners. The air fleet is being regularly replenished. The company plans receiving 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 has become the first Russian carrier to be included in the IOSA Registry. In 2009, Aeroflot confirmed its IOSA status for the 3rd time. Since March 2008, the company’s Quality Management System has been 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.

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