November 1, 2010, Moscow – TheBoard of Directors of Aeroflot met for a regular session under the presidency of the transport minister of the Russian Federation Igor Levitin.
The Board took note of and advised the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of Aeroflot to amend the charter of Aeroflot and the Regulation on the Board of Directors, as well as approve participation of the Company in the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
The Board of Directors concluded to arrange the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of Aeroflot by correspondence vote. December 20, 2010 is set as the last date to submit completed voting papers. The list of persons entitled to participate in the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders will be compiled on November 2, 2010.
The Board indorsed foundation of Aeroflot Flying School (a non-government educational institution) and contracts conclusion between Aeroflot and Aeroflot Flying School to provide educational services. The Board of Directors gave a task to the Management Board of the Company to complete formation of Aeroflot Flying School by late Q1’11. Candidates selection and training is scheduled since April 2011.
The Board reviewed partial amendment of the organisational structure of the Company and introduced the Executive Director position. The former Head of the Administrative department Vasily Avilov is appointed the Executive Director of Aeroflot.
The Board approved conclusion of voluntary health insurance agreements for foreign representative offices staff and their families as well as employees of the Company on short term business trips abroad with OJSC SK Moskva for 2011.
Aeroflot is Russia’s leading air carrier, member of the global SkyTeam alliance. Its consolidated route network covers 898 destinations in 169 countries. In 2009, Aeroflot carried 8.755 million passengers, group Aeroflot –11.1 million.
Aeroflotholds the first place in passenger service on economy-class short- and medium-haul flights, and business-class long-haul flights among SkyTeam European airlines. Aeroflot’s leading position was discovered based on SkyTeam’s Onboard Survey results for April – September 2009.
Aeroflot is among top 25 airlines in the world by Air Transport World magazine in accordance with the results of financial and economic activity in 2009 (Category “operating profit” and “net profit”).
Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to enter the IOSA Registry, and has multiple times confirmed the certificate.Aeroflot has successfully passed the ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations) procedure. The company’s Quality Management System is certified for compliance with ISO 9001:2000.
Aeroflotoperates one of Europe’s youngest air fleets that consists of 100 aircraft. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, at the Sheremetyevo International Airport. Find more at www.aeroflot.ru.