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Company News

13 August 2007

Aeroflot is first to use mobile check-in desks at airports

JSC “Aeroflot” started exploiting mobile automatic check-in desks at Russian airports.

The use of mobile automatic desks will allow the airline company to check-in passengers on the basis of the Sabre program at those Russian airports where stationary automatic check-in desks are absent.

The new service allows to introduce a technology of Aeroflot e-ticket on the Russian destinations where systems of automatic check-in are absent and to launch a range of additional services: through check-in in the point of departure for transit passengers, self check-in desks etc.

According to Sergey Kiryushin, Deputy General Director – Director of IT Department, Aeroflot is going to supply mobile check-in desks to up to ten Russian airports where it will be technically impossible to use stationary desks.

 JSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” (AFLT) is a certain leader of civil aviation in Russia, actually a national carrier. Being the largest domestic airline company it transports over 7 mln. of people annually and together with its subsidiaries – about 9 mln., i.e. 23% of the total amount of Russian air passengers.  With a fleet of 90 air crafts it flies to 93 destinations in 47 countries (302 flights a day). The company controls 51% of the Russian market of regular international flights and about 12% of domestic flights. Net profit in 2006 made 7,9 bln. rubles.

Aeroflot is one of the oldest airline companies and one of the most known commercial brands in the world. The company was founded in 1923; it is based in Moscow in the international Sheremetyevo airport. In 2006 Aeroflot became the first Russian airline company to enter the global alliance SkyTeam. Joint route network of the alliance includes 728 destinations in 149 countries that gives Aeroflot passengers boundless opportunities of choice. Bonus programs of all alliance partners extend to Aeroflot clients. More information about SkyTeam benefits is available at www.skyteam.com.

Aeroflot is the only certified operator of international operational safety audit (IOSA) in Russia.

Tickets to Aeroflot flights with on-line payment, technology of e-ticket and more detailed information about the company are available at www.aeroflot.ru.