November 8, 2006, Moscow. – OJSC «Aeroflot» got the second aircraft А-321-211 as a part of a financial leasing deal. The aircraft (side number MSN 2912) is named after the great Russian painter “I. Kramskoy”.
It was earlier reported that OJSC «Aeroflot – Russian airlines» and the leading European banks financing purchase of aircrafts (AC) - Natexis Banques Populares, Calyon and ABN Amro Bank (London Branch) signed documents on financial leasing of seven aircrafts Arbus А321 to be supplied in 2006 - 2007.
The first А321 within the frameworks of financial leasing was supplied on October 25.
Aeroflot is planning to develop its cooperation with Export credit agencies in terms of receipt of guarantees on the attracted financing for financial leasing of aircrafts according to the plan of its fleet development.
Till end of 2006 Aeroflot will get 7 aircrafts (А320 – 3 pcs, А321 – 4 pcs.). Five more airbuses are expected to be supplied in 2007 under the earlier concluded agreements (А320 – 2 pcs. and А321 – 3 pcs.) and one aircraft (А320) as a part of new deals.
OJSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” is based in Moscow, Russia, at the Sheremetyevo Airport. The company was established in 1923. It is the largest air carrier with 39% of international and 11% of domestic carriages in Russia. Aeroflot is a member of the global alliance Sky Team, recognized “The Best Air Alliance” by the readers of Global Traveler Magazine. In 2005 it carried 6,8 mln. passengers to 89 cities of 47 countries. Net profit in 2005 made 6, 032 bln. rubles. Aeroflot has 302 flights a day and its fleet makes 85 aircrafts. More information is available at www.aeroflot.ru and www.skyteam.com.