Aeroflot joins Delta SkyMiles

Delta Air Lines has announced that Aeroflot Russian Airlines became a SkyMiles partner effective April 1, 2006. The agreement will enable SkyMiles members to earn and redeem miles on flights operated by Aeroflot.

“This partnership demonstrates Delta’s continued commitment to international expansion,” said Jeff Robertson, managing director of the SkyMiles program. “It opens up access to Russia’s more remote destinations through Aeroflot’s extensive service and allows SkyMiles members to earn miles while traveling to other locations throughout Eastern Europe - and beyond.”

SkyMiles members may earn bonus miles and Medallion Qualification Miles when flying Aeroflot and may redeem miles on Aeroflot flights. Aeroflot Bonus members may accrue bonus miles, class of service bonuses and elite qualification miles, and may redeem miles while traveling on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle and Delta Connection carriers. Aeroflot offers nonstop service to Moscow from New York City, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., and from Moscow to destinations throughout Eastern Europe and Asia.

“Delta SkyMiles and Aeroflot Bonus members around the world will benefit from this partnership,” said Eugene Bachurin, Commercial Director of Aeroflot. “We look forward to providing great service and benefits to SkyMiles members on our flights.”