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Company News

23 January 2008

AEROFLOT put into operation a new liner А320 “A.NIKITIN”

OAO “Aeroflot” received and put into operation the fourteenth liner A320 named after an outstanding Russian traveler Afanasiy Nikitin.
This is the first plane of this type received in the current year within the framework of the transaction of operational leasing closed in February 2007. The Lessor – General Electric Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). In 2008 the supply of ten more planes A320 is expected. All planes are new – directly from the factory of “Airbus” company.
Presently the airline fleet numbers 35 planes of A320 family, including 11 – А319, 14 – А320, 10 – А321. Cabins are made with two-class composition and are designed for 116 (А319), 140 (А320) and 170 (А321) passengers. Aeroflot uses airbuses of A320 family at the wide network of European and domestic routes. According to characteristics of serviceability and factual time in the air per one plane, Aeroflot ranks among the world leaders.

OAO “Aeroflot – Russian airlines” (AFLT) – is the indisputable leader of civil aviation in Russia, the practical national carrier. Being the biggest air company of the country, it carries over 8 mln. people a year, and together with subsidiary companies – about 10 mln., i.e. the quarter of the total number of Russian air passengers. Having at its disposal the fleet of 83 aircrafts, it performs its own flights to 93 points of 47 countries (totally 302 flights per day). It controls 51% of the Russian market of regular international carriages and around 12% of domestic air carriages. The net income for the year 2006 amounted 7,3 bln.rub. (the consolidated income of Aeroflot group 258,1 mln. US dollars according to IFRS).
Aeroflot – is one of the oldest air companies and one of the most well known commercial brands in the world. The company was founded in 1923; it is based in Moscow, in the international airport Sheremet’yevo. In 2006, Aeroflot became the first Russian air company entering the global alliance SkyTeam. The joint route network of the alliance numbers 841 points in 162 countries, which gives the limitless possibilities of choice for the passengers of Aeroflot. The customers of Aeroflot enjoy bonus programs of all alliance partners. The information about the advantages of participation in the alliance SkyTeam one can find in the internet site  www.skyteam.com.
Aeroflot – is the first Russian airline that received the certificate of operator of the international air standard of industrial safety IOSA. Following results of 2007 a respected magazine about travels “Afisha-MIR” recognized Aeroflot as the best airline.
In the site www.aeroflot.ru one can buy tickets for Aeroflot flights using on-line payments, the electron ticket technology, and to know more about the air company.


Department of Public Relations