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27 January 2011

Aeroflot lodges claims against ‘Clariant’, a German company, for failure to supply anti-icing fluid in december 2010

January 27, 2011, Moscow. JSC ‘Aeroflot’ lodged claims against Germany-based ‘Clariant’ totaling 2,904,000 Euros for the company's failure to supply anti-icing liquid in late 2010.

The supplier of anti-icing liquid, the Germany-based ‘Clariant’ company, failed to observe the schedule of supplies to Aeroflot of the chemicals reagents required for pre-flight handling of aircraft. As a result, Aeroflot’s operations were interrupted at the end of 2010 under freezing rain condition.

This season, Aeroflot has increased the total amount of anti-icing agents by 10% as compared to the previous season. However, to ensure high safety of flights under freezing rain conditions, the company had to use the stock of agents intended for a month.

Currently, Aeroflot’s stock of anti-icing agents is sufficient for the company’s operations till the end of the season.

Aeroflot, a leader of Russia’s air fleet, is a member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance. Aeroflot’s overall flight network comprises 898 locations in 169 countries. In 2009, 8.755 mln passengers used Aeroflot’s services and 11.1 mln used the services offered by the Aeroflot group.

Aeroflot was the winner in the contest between European members of SkyTeam in serving economy-class passengers in short- and medium-range flights and business-class passengers in long-range flights. “Onboard Survey,” the marketing survey conducted by SkyTeam from April to September 2009, confirmed Aeroflot’s leading positions.

Aeroflot belongs to 25 leading airlines of the world according to Air Transport World journal, based on the results of its financial and economic activities in 2009 (“operating profit” and “profit margin” categories).

Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to be included in the IOSA operator registry and it continues to confirm the certificate in a regular way. The airline has successfully passed the Safety audit for ground operations (ISAGO). Aeroflot is a holder of the unified certificate of compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008.

Aeroflot operates one of the youngest air fleets in Europe that consists of 100 aircraft. Aeroflot’s hub is Sheremetyevo international airport in Moscow. For more details please visit www.aeroflot.ru.

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