Aeroflot said last week that new CEO Vitaly Savelyev, named to replace the ousted Valery Okulov, will assume the position Friday (ATWOnline, March 31). It also said an efficiency program implemented last summer will be worth $161 million in reduced costs this year and more than $400 million by the end of 2010. In addition, it announced establishment of a separate, Moscow-based charter division that will operate mostly Il-96s. "It was noted that over 43% of passenger traffic in Russia is made ...

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