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08 October 2010

Aeroflot increases flight frequency to Cyprus

October 8, 2010, Moscow. JSC Aeroflot Russian Airlines is increasing the frequency of regular and charter flights from Moscow to Larnaca in the summer season of 2011.

The Russian Minister of Transport Igor Levitin had a meeting with Minister of Communications and Works Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis on October 7, 2010. A wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation in transportation industry were discussed. Cooperation in civic aviation was of particular interest at the meeting. Based on the results of the negotiations the Russian Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Communications and Works signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

As a follow up on the agreements reached during the meeting of the Russian Minister of Transport Igor Levitin and the Minister of Communications and Works Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis it was decided to increase the flight frequency to Cyprus by JSC Aeroflot Russian Airlines during the summer season. The charter flights booked by Russian and Cypriote tour operators will be served by a fleet of double-class wide-body IL-96-300 with 12 business class seats and 270 economy class seats.

Aeroflot is a leading air transport company in Russia as well as a member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance. The cumulative network of routes comprises 898 destinations in 169 countries of the world. In 2009 Aeroflot transported 8.755 ml people while the Aeroflot Group of Companies transported 11.1 ml.

Aeroflot came first among European members of SkyTeam in the quality of its passenger service in economy class on short and medium range flights and in business class on long haul flights. The leadership of Aeroflot was established based on the SkyTeam Onboard Survey over the period of April – September 2009.

Aeroflot is one of the 25 leading world airlines in terms of financial and economic activity in 2009 (operating and net profit), according to the Air Transport World magazine.

Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to enter the IOSA registry and has kept up the standard ever since. The airline has been successfully audited in terms of its compliance with the ISAGO safety requirements for ground operations. The company complies with ISO 9001:2000.

Aeroflot has one of the youngest aircraft fleets in Europe comprising 100 planes. Aeroflot headquarters are in Moscow in the international airport Sheremetyevo. For more information see www.aeroflot.ru.

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