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Company News

18 April 2007

Aeroflot Starts Selling E-tickets In Abroad Agency Network

On April 17 Aeroflot activated e-ticket in the abroad agency network using the largest world distribution systems (Sabre, Amadeus, Galileo, and Apollo). This allowed the company selling e-tickets in all clearing-and-settlement systems of the IATA in almost 50 countries. Therefore Aeroflot prematurely met the requirement of the IATA on transition to compulsory use of e-tickets in the international distribution markets since January 1, 2008.

At the moment Aeroflot e-tickets are sold through interline by six foreign partner airline companies (KLM, Aeromexico, Continental, Delta, Korean Air, and Northwest). Aeroflot has already ensured servicing of e-tickets on 28 routes including 5 domestic (Volgograd, Omsk, Anapa, Perm, and Kaliningrad). Till end this year 50 more airports are planned to serve e-tickets. Broad sale of e-tickets will start in Russia in June this year.

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.