Aeroflot Chairman and CEO Valery Okulov told ATWOnline during an interview in Vienna that the carrier will post a 2006 profit of more than $200 million (it earned $220 million in 2005) and that there are no plans for an IPO despite the Russian government's August hint that it was prepared to part with its interest in the flag carrier (ATWOnline, Aug. 17). Instead, Aeroflot will focus on enhancing its domestic presence. "This year we will grow 9% on international routes and 16% on the ...

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