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26 February 2014

Aeroflot Announces Traffic Statistics for January 2014

MOSCOW, 26 FEBRUARY 2014 — JSC Aeroflot («the Company», Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) announces operating results of the Company and Aeroflot Group («the Group») for January 2014.

Highlights

Aeroflot standalone:

• Passenger traffic in January 2014 totalled 1.6 million. This represented 13.7% year-on-year growth, considerably ahead of the overall Russian industry growth rate for the period of 8.0%.

• Revenue passenger kilometres («RPK») for the period totalled 4.7 bln, a year-on-year increase of 10.1% (versus 6.6% for the industry overall).

• In January the Company expanded its fleet, flying one new Airbus A320, one new Boeing 737-800 and one new Boeing 777-300ER, which also contributed to a 10.8% year-on-year rise in available seat kilometres («ASK»).

• Higher ASK led to a decrease in the passenger load factor; it was 73.2% for the month, half a percentage point lower than the same period a year earlier.

Aeroflot Group:

• Total passenger traffic was 2.3 million, growing 11.6% year-on-year and outpacing the 8.0% growth rate of the industry in Russia as a whole. The main factor driving passenger traffic growth was a 23.5% increase in domestic traffic.

• Revenue passenger kilometres increased 4.2% year-on-year to 6.2 bln. This growth was attributable to an increase in domestic RPK, which rose 16.2% to 2.0 bln and now accounts for nearly a third of total RPK.

• The passenger load factor was 72.4%, a decrease of 0.8 percentage points versus the same period a year earlier. This decrease was largely due to a rise in ASK, predominantly on Aeroflot standalone.

Other events:

• In 2013 JSC Aeroflot discontinued its dedicated cargo fleet, switching to belly cargo operations. This was the main reason that cargo carried declined 17.5% in January 2014 versus the same period a year earlier.

The tables below provide key operating results for Aeroflot and Aeroflot Group.

Aeroflot standalone traffic figures

 

January 2014

January 2013

Change

Passengers carried (000s)

1,586.3

1,395.7

13.7%

Revenue Passenger Kilometers (mln)

4,676.8

4,248.2

10.1%

Available Seat Kilometers (mln)

6,386.4

5,763.1

10.8%

Passenger Load Factor

73.2%

73.7%

(0.5 pp)

Cargo and mail carried (tonnes)

9,692.3

11,655.4

(16.8%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometers (mln)

464.8

447.4

3.9%

Available Tonne Kilometers (mln)

787.6

746.2

5.5%

Revenue Load Factor

59.0%

60.0%

(1.0 pp)

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometers (mln)

43.9

65.0

(32.5%)

Aeroflot Group traffic figures

 

January 2014

January 2013

Change

Passengers carried (000s)

2,256.0

2,022.2

11.6%

Of which international

1,247.9

1,205.6

3.5%

Of which domestic

1,008.1

816.6

23.5%

Revenue Passenger Kilometers (mln)

6,179.9

5,928.5

4.2%

Of which international

4,179.5

4,207.2

(0.7%)

Of which domestic

2,000.4

1,721.3

16.2%

Available Seat Kilometers (mln)

8,538.1

8,097.3

5.4%

Of which international

5,695.3

5,648.5

0.8%

Of which domestic

2,842.8

2,448.8

16.1%

Passenger Load Factor

72.4%

73.2%

(0.8 pp)

Of which international

73.4%

74.5%

(1.1 pp)

Of which domestic

70.4%

70.3%

0.1 pp

Cargo and mail carried (tonnes)

11,128.4

13,404.1

(17.0%)

Of which international

6,181.6

8,594.1

(28.1%)

Of which domestic

4,946.8

4,810.0

2.8%

Revenue Tonne Kilometers (mln)

602.9

603.2

0.0%

Of which international

404.2

428.3

(5.6%)

Of which domestic

198.7

174.9

13.6%

Available Tonne Kilometers (mln)

1,015.7

1,002.1

1.4%

Of which international

678.7

705.9

(3.9%)

Of which domestic

337.0

296.2

13.8%

Revenue Load Factor

59.4%

60.2%

(0.8 pp)

Of which international

59.6%

60.7%

(1.1 pp)

Of which domestic

59.0%

59.1%

(0.1 pp)

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometers (mln)

46.7

69.7

(33.0%)

Of which international

28.0

49.7

(43.7%)

Of which domestic

18.7

20.0

(6.5%)

Investor enquiries

Аeroflot Investor Relations 

+7 (495) 258-06-86

ir@aeroflot.ru

Media enquiries

Aeroflot Press Service

 

+7 (495) 752-90-71

+7 (499) 500-73-87

+7 (495) 753-86-39

presscentr@aeroflot.ru

 

Russia

 

Tom Blackwell

+7 (919) 102 9064

blackwell@em-comms.com

 

UK/Europe

 

Peter Morley

+44 7927 186 645

morley@em-comms.com

 

North America

 

Quinn Martin

+1 646 629 5502

quinn@frontierpr.com

 

Background information:

Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2013, its 90th anniversary year, Aeroflot carried 20.9 million passengers (31.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group including subsidiaries), a record for any Russian airline. A proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot and its partners serve more than 1,000 destinations in 178 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe, numbering 145 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average age of 5.6 years. Aeroflot is among world’s leaders in aviation safety. The company’s European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, which is the main globally recognized safety parameter, is comparable to global peers. The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the fifth time in 2013, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008 compliant. In 2013, Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the second time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.