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08 June 2009

Vitaly Savelyev elected to Board of Governors of IATA

June 8 2009, Moscow. – Today at the 65th annual General Assembly of International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the CEO of JSC Aeroflot Russian Airlines Vitaly Savelyev has been elected member of IATA’s Board of Governors for the period of 2009–2012. This is also the first time that the head of the Russian company has entered one of the most important committees – the Nominations Committee, whose responsibility is to nominate candidate members of the Board to be approved by the Assembly.

The IATA Board of Governors is a regular political body of the Association, responsible to the General Assembly. The 30 Board members are elected from the directors of the world’s 230 biggest carriers included in IATA, and are approved by the Assembly. The Board provides IATA’s political leadership, acts in behalf of and in the interest of the Association, closely cooperates with the Director General and performs control over the regular committees and supplementary bodies of the Association. The Board’s members give recommendations on particular issues of the Association’s activity.

Vitaly Savelyev has confirmed Aeroflot’s commitment, as a leading member, to active engagement in IATA’s efforts to improve the flight safety system, introduce modern technologies, and provide a better personnel training. The personal participation of Aeroflot CEO in governing body and key committee of IATA, the most respected international association of civil aviation, will allow Mr. Savelyev to directly shape the Association’s position on the global issues of the industry.

IATA was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Montreal. A union of the world’s leading carriers, IАТА coordinates and represents air transport industry interests in areas such as flight safety provision, flight performance, fare policies, maintenance, and aviation security, develops and publishes international standards, provides training and consultancy, etc. Aeroflot has been its full member since 1989, and is represented in the Board of Directors.

AEROFLOT is headquartered in Moscow, in the Sheremetyevo International Airport. As Russia’s largest carrier, the company flies around 10 million passengers annually, together with its subsidiaries, around 12 million passengers.

Aeroflot operates its own flights to 95 destinations in 48 countries. It accounts for over 45% of Russia’s scheduled international traffic. The company strives to enhance its share of domestic traffic, which now is 12.5% (with its subsidiaries, 17%).

Aeroflot is a member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance. Aeroflot has given its customers an access to a route network covering 905 in 169 countries (more info is available on our website  www.skyteam.com  ). Aeroflot operates code-sharing agreements with 28 foreign and Russian airline companies.

Aeroflot has one of Europe’s youngest air fleets that consists of 97 aircrafts, more than half are state-of-the-art airliners. The air fleet is regularly replenished. The company plans to receive the new generation Russian airplanes Sukhoi SuperJet-100.

Aeroflot complies with the highest international safety standards. Following the results of the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the company has become the first Russian carrier to be included in the IOSA Registry. In 2007, Aeroflot confirmed the certificate in compliance with the new, a more strict regulation version. Since March 2008, the company’s Quality Management System has been certified as complying with ISO 9001:2000.

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