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19 June 2007

Aeroflot To Sign A Deal With Rolls-Royce

Today on the International Aerospace Show in Le Bourget JSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” has signed a contract with Rolls-Royce to equip with Trent 700 engines ten А330-200 airplanes. The contract includes provisions of the long-term agreement on technical support and maintenance of TotalCare engines. Rolls-Royce is the new partner for Aeroflot, since Aeroflot was never before operating the vehicles equipped with Rolls-Royce engines.

As it was announced, the Board of JSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” has adopted the operating leasing deal with AerCap (AER) which stipulates delivery of ten А330-200 airplanes. The first two А330-200 airplanes will be delivered to Aeroflot in 2008, five planes – in 2009, and other three ones – in 1020. All the airplanes are newly built, to be delivered directly form the Airbus production facilities.

Aeroflot has decided to choose the А330 airplanes as an intermediary solution to upgrade its long range fleet before the new А350 vehicles would become available in 2014 - 2017.

Joint Stock Company "Aeroflot - Russian Airlines" (AFLT) is a recognized leader on Russian civil aviation market, in fact the company is the national carrier. Being the biggest aviation company in the country Aeroflot annually serves more than 7 million passengers, same figure being taken together with Aeroflot subsidiaries comes to 9 million passengers a year, i.e. 23% from total number of Russian air passengers. Having a fleet of 90 air vehicles the company makes flights to 93 destinations in 47 countries worldwide (302 flights a day). The company controls 51% of Russian international flights and approximately 12% of internal flights. Net profit of the company in 2006 was 7.3 billion Rubles (US$258.1 million according IFRS).

Aeroflot is one of the oldest aviation companies in the world and one of the most famous brands on the globe. Established in 1923 the company is now being based in Moscow in Sheremetyevo international airport. In 2006 Aeroflot became first Russian aviation company to join global SkyTeam alliance. Integrated flight network of the alliance combines 728 destinations in 149 countries around the world. This ensures ultimately unlimited traveling opportunities for all Aeroflot' passengers. Aeroflot' clients may enjoy all frequent flyer and bonus programs of the alliance partners. More information is available on www.skyteam.com.

Aeroflot is the one and only IOSA safety standard certified aviation operator in Russia. On-line booking may be accomplished and paid on www.aeroflot.ru.