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29 June 2006

Aeroflot Increased The Number Of Flights To The City-On-Neva

Aeroflot launched new flights between Moscow and St. Petersburg as a part of its diversification in the St. Petersburg market and adherence to the provisions of the Partnership Agreement signed on June 22 between St. Petersburg’s Administration and Aeroflot.

June 30, 2006: routine flight: SU855/856. Daily departure from Moscow (airport Sheremetyevo-1) at 12.50 p.m., arrival at St. Petersburg (airport Pulkovo) at 02:20 p.m., departure from St. Petersburg at 03:30 p.m., arrival at Moscow at 04:55 p.m. (local time). 

Since July, 10, 2006: night flight SU857/858. Departure from Moscow at 11:20 p.m., arrival at St. Petersburg at 00:50 a.m., departure from St. Petersburg at 07:25 a.m., arrival at Moscow at 08:50 a.m. (local time). 

June 22, 2006 “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” JSC op. officially opened its new subsidiary in St. Petersburg, founded on the basis of the company’s representative office.

The agreement between St. Petersburg’s administration and Aeroflot provides that Aeroflot will increase assessments to St. Petersburg’s budget, create new jobs, participate in creation of air communication nodal point (hub) concept with the assistance of “Pulkovo airport” FSUE, whereas the city’s government will render assistance to the airline in the prescribed manner.

Aeroflot regards its diversification in St. Petersburg as one of the priority directions of growth.

The main goal of the St. Petersburg subsidiary is to activate the company’s production and commercial activities in the region and to expand the airline network.

The passenger service on the flights between Moscow and St. Petersburg has been improved by means of introduction of new Aeroflot service standard, which has already received the worldwide recognition. Business class passengers will have a choice of menu and drinks selection served on quality tableware.

Aeroflot is planning to launch flights from Moscow to St. Petersburg and from St. Petersburg to Western Europe using А320 aircrafts increasing the competitiveness of the native carriers in “Pulkovo” airport.

Aeroflot provides for renewal of long haul flights from St. Petersburg to Japan taking into account the priority attention paid to development of tourism in St. Petersburg. Joining of Aeroflot with SkyTeam alliance offers the possibility for cooperation with “Russia” STC and usage of the SkyTeam partners’ airline networks to increase the inrush of tourists to St. Petersburg.

Flying with Aeroflot, citizens of St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg region have a choice of 728 destinations in 149 countries of the world served by the members of SkyTeam alliance and Aeroflot among them. Convenient interlines and associated Aeroflot frequent flyer bonus programs are valid on all the flights of Air France, CSA, KLM, Delta, AeroMexico, Alitalia, Korean Air, NWA, Continental Airlines.

To plan your trip, get additional information and book tickets please dial 8-800-333-55-55, around the clock toll free number of Aeroflot Information and Reservation Center. Moscow call-center number is: (495) 223-5555. In St. Petersburg please call: (812) 718-55-55.

“Aeroflot – Russian airlines” JSC op. has its headquarters in Moscow, Russia, airport Sheremetyevo. The airline was founded in 1923. It is the largest carrier on the international and domestic lines, which accounts for 39% of international and 11% of domestic air transportation market in Russia. Aeroflot is the member of Sky Team global airline alliance, which has been acknowledged “The best airline alliance” by the readers of Global Traveler Magazine. In the year 2005 the company carried 6.8 million passengers to 89 cities of 47 countries. The net profit of Aeroflot for 2005 amounted to 6.032 billion RUR. Aeroflot makes 302 flights per day, its aircraft fleet consists of 88 aircrafts. You can learn more about Aeroflot on the Web at: www.aeroflot.ru and www.skyteam.com