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06 June 2007

Valery Okulov, General Director Of Aeroflot, Elected Member Of IATA Board Of Governors

Valery Okulov, General Director of JSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines”, was for the fifth time elected the member of the Board of Governors for 2007-2008. 

The elections were held at the 63rd general conference of IATA arranged within June 3-5 in Vancouver, Canada.

The IATA Board of Governors – is a permanent body reporting to the Annual general conference. Member of the Board, including 31 persons, are elected from 243 directors of the largest world airline companies – actual members of the association. Responsibilities of the Board include action on behalf and in interests of the Association, work in close cooperation with IATA General Director, ensuring political orders and management of permanent committees and auxiliary bodies of the Association as well as political management of conferences. Some members of the Board can consult on certain matters; their services are used in general interests of the Association.

IATA (International Air Transport Association) was established in 1945. The headquarters is in Montreal. Uniting leading world air carriers the Association acts as a coordinator and representative of interests of air industry in such spheres as ensuring flights safety, flights implementation, fare policy, technical support, air safety, develops and publishes international standards, arranges trainings, renders consulting services etc.

Aeroflot has been the actual member of IATA since 1989; it is represented in the Board of Governors and eight main Association committees.

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.