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September 12, 2006
Aeroflot Engages Accenture for IT Review

MOSCOW; Sept. 12, 2006 – JSC "Aeroflot - Russian Airlines" and Accenture today announced they have successfully completed a review of Aeroflot’s information technology (IT) organization, processes and systems.

The project’s key objective was to align Aeroflot’s IT strategy with its overall business strategy, and it was the next phase in an effort that began in 2003, with a focus on Aeroflot’s infrastructure and organization. This second phase involved a capability assessment of major Aeroflot processes, business and application needs; evaluated the progress Aeroflot has made since 2003; and recommended business applications and IT services, as well as IT investments, that would deliver near term value to Aeroflot.

“This review allows us to evaluate the ability of our IT system to support our business,” said Sergey Kiryushin, chief information officer of Aeroflot. “Given the dramatic marketplace changes of the last few years, this information will help us understand the key strategic and tactical tasks we must undertake to maintain our leadership position in the Russian market.”

Aeroflot, whose goal is to become a world-class aircraft company, is seeking to improve its position in Russian civil aviation. Its IT strategy supports its alliances with other aircraft companies, its efforts to encourage travelers around the world consider its flights and its drive to provide passengers with a high level of service.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With deep industry and business process expertise, broad global resources and a proven track record, Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills and technologies to help clients improve their performance. With more than 133,000 people in 48 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$15.55 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2005. Its home page is

About Aeroflot
JSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” is Russia’s biggest aviation company, controlling approximately 11 percent of domestic and 39 percent of the international transportation markets of Russia. Based in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, the airline was founded in 1923 by the government of the Russian Federation. Aeroflot is a member of Sky Team, the global aviation alliance that was named “Best Aviation Alliance” by the readers of Global Traveler magazine. In 2005 Aeroflot delivered 6.8 million passengers to 89 cities in 47 countries. With a fleet of 88 vehicles, Aeroflot offers 302 flights a day. The airline employs more than 15,000 people, including 2,000 flight specialists, more than 500 of whom are aircraft commanders. In 2005, the company’s net profit was 6.032 billion Rubles. More details about the company are available at: and