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Company News

15 December 2006

Aeroflot Has Acquired The Fourth A321 Airplane Under Financial Leasing Deal

JSC "Aeroflot" has acquired the fourth A321 air liner under existing financial leasing deal. The aircraft has been named in honor of celebrated Russian painter Ivan Shishkin.

In October 2006 the JSC "Aeroflot" and certain leading European banks engaged in airplane purchase financing operations -   Natixis, Calyon and ABN Amro Bank - have signed documents stipulating financial leasing arrangements for seven Airbus A321 airplanes to be delivered in 2006 - 2007.

This particular aircraft was the last one to complete deliveries scheduled by these financial leasing arrangements in 2006. In 2007 another three A321 airplanes will be delivered as a part of financial leasing deal (in July, in October and in December).

JSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines”. Based in Moscow, Sheremetyevo Airport. Founded in 1923. The biggest Russian aviation company controlling about 11% of domestic and 39% of international transportation markets of Russia. Member of global aviation alliance Sky Team, elected by the readers of Global Traveler magazine as the "Best aviation alliance". In 2005 Aeroflot has delivered 6,8 million of passengers to 89 destination cities in 47 countries. Having a fleet of 85 vehicles Aeroflot performs 302 flights a day. Net profit of the company in 2005 was 6.032 billion Rubles. More details about the company are available at:  www.aeroflot.ru  and www.skyteam.com.