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Company News

26 September 2007

Aeroflot Has Complied With New IOSA Regulations

OJSC “Aeroflot – Russian airlines” has successfully finished regular compliance auditing with new IOSA regulations (IATA operation security auditing). The certificate validity and IOSA operator brand, possessed only by one Russian airline, exactly Aeroflot, which it acquired two years ago, have been renewed till 2010.

Auditors ascribe Aeroflot’s success to a thoroughly elaborated internal auditing and performance quality management systems.

IOSA certificate attests that the airline implements cutting-edge flight security management systems, identifies an international status of the safe air carrier, promotes international cooperation with top airlines, eases market access and provides a wider range of Aeroflot services.

The airline implementation of newly edited IOSA standard regulations have drastically changed the whole corporate management. Aeroflot has switched from flight “supporting” security system to a “managing” one, including the integration of “the Risk management program”. In accordance with the new standard philosophy, in the world of today, the company’s business is aimed at the analysis and prevention of possible swerves, which can result in an air crash.

The improvement of cooperation with partners, product and service suppliers is an important link of the management security transition process. In this respect, Aeroflot has elaborate and is implementing “The Concept of supply auditing”.

The implementation of IOSA standard in subsidiaries will be the next step on the security management route.

OJSC «Aeroflot – Russian airlines» (AFLT) is an undisputable leader of commercial aviation of Russia, true national transport operator. As the largest air company of the country, it transports more than 7 million people a year, and with subsidiary companies around 9 million i.e. 23% of the total Russian air transport passengers. Having in possession an air park which consists of 81 airborne vehicles, conducts personal flights to 93 destinations in 47 countries, (total – 302 flights a day). Controls 51% of Russian market of regular international transportation and about 12% of domestic transportation. Net profit for 2006 accumulated to 7,9 billion rubles (258,1 million dollars by International Accounting Standards).

Aeroflot – is one of the oldest air companies and one of the most famous commercial brands in the world. Company was founded in 1923, its headquarters in Moscow, in international airport of Sherem’etevo. In 2006 Aeroflot became the first Russian air company to be part of a global alliance SkyTeam. United destination network of the alliance consists of 728 destinations in 149 countries, which in turn offers to the passengers of Aeroflot limitless variety of choice. Clients of Aeroflot are also eligible for bonus programs of all partners of the alliance. Information of the advantages of participation in the alliance SkyTeam – on the website www.skyteam.com.

Aeroflot is the only certified operator of international aviation standards of operational safety IATA (International Air Travel Association) Operational Safety Audit in Russia.

On the website www.aeroflot.ru it is possible to purchase tickets for Aeroflot flights with the use of on-line payments, technology of electronic ticket, and to find out more about the air company.