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Company News

10 November 2010

Vitali Saveliev, head of Aeroflot Airlines, has received the ‘Company of the Year’ Award in the ‘For personal contribution to the development of the Russian transportation system’ nomination

November 10, 2010, Moscow. Vitali Saveliev, the head of Aeroflot Airlines Company, has received the ‘Company of the Year’ Award in the ‘For personal contribution to the development of the Russian transportation system’ nomination

The acknowledgement ceremony of the annual ‘Company of the Year’ Award took place in the Ritz-Carlton, Moscow. The honorable award was given to the leaders of the Russian business for spectacular achievements in 2010 according to the Company business weekly.

An expert group evaluated Vitali Saveliev’s personal contribution to the development of civil aviation in Russia and highlighted the dynamic and professional growth of the JSC Aeroflot Russian Airlines.

Among the achievements of Aeroflot is a 2.5 increase in capitalization after just over a year. Aeroflot has renewed its fleet thus making it the youngest in Europe. The company has placed emphasis on improving the quality of passenger service on board the results of which have on many occasions been observed by both Russian and European experts. The company’s website of www.aeroflot.ru has been updated, or to be more precise, made anew, which has increased the traffic four-fold and led to a dramatic growth in the number of tickets sold via the site. The active introduction of new technologies has helped to increase sales and decrease expenditures and generally optimize production activity.

The annual ‘Company of the Year’ Award was introduced in 1999 by the editorial board of the Company business weekly. It is awarded to companies achieving best results in their fields and playing a major role in the development of the national economy. The decision on the Award is taken by an expert group incorporating famous journalists, independent experts, representatives of business associations and government bodies.

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 102 planes. Aeroflot headquarters are in Moscow in the international airport Sheremetyevo. For more information see www.aeroflot.ru.

Department of public relations and liaison with governmental bodies