In the first quarter of 2003, the net losses of the Russian airlines Aeroflot amounted to nearly RUR121.69m (about $3.38m) against RUR600m ($18.88m at the exchange rate as of January 1, 2003) in the same period of 2002. The company's revenues came to around RUR8.97bn ($286.21m) against RUR8.3bn ($261.13m) in the first quarter of 2002.
According to earlier reports, the company plans to get $16.82m in net profits during the first six months of 2003, down 15.3 percent against the same period of 2002. The revenues from operational activities are expected at $682.52m against $674.93m in the same period of 2002, whereas operational spendings at $673.48m against $646.78m in 2002.
These figures point to an improvement of Aeroflot's financial performance.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations