Aeroflot said it expects to report a 2006 net profit of RUB6.98 billion ($267.1 million), which would represent a 15.6% improvement over the RUB6.03 billion earned the year before when it suffered a slight drop in net earnings. Revenues grew 13.5% to RUB71.32 billion. The airline carried 7.3 million passengers last year, up 8.9%. Load factor rose 1 point to 70.1%. In conjunction with the announcement, the Aeroflot board issued a plea to the Russian government to expedite the implementation ...

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