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30 March 2015

Aeroflot Group Passenger Traffic Up by 13.5% in February 2015

Moscow, 30 March 2015 — JSC Aeroflot (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) announces operating results of Aeroflot Group («the Group») and Aeroflot airline («the Company» or «Aeroflot») for February 2015 and the first two months of 2015.

Operating Highlights

Passenger traffic for Aeroflot Group in 2M 2015 was 5.1 mln, up 15.7% year-on-year. Aeroflot Airline’s traffic was 3.5 mln during the same period, up 12.3% year-on-year.

Group revenue passenger kilometres («RPKs») rose by 10.6% year-on-year for 2M 2015, while the Company posted 13.3% year-on-year RPK growth. The seat load factor increased by 0.9 percentage points (p.p.) year-on-year to 73.4% for the Group and by 1.1 p.p. year on year to 74.7% for the Company in 2M 2015.

In February 2015, Aeroflot Group passenger traffic was 2.4 mln, up 13.5% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline’s traffic was 1.7 mln in February 2015, a year-on-year increase of 10.4%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 10.6% and 12.5% year-on-year, respectively, in February 2015. Available seat kilometres for the same period rose by 8.3% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 9.2% for Aeroflot airline.

On domestic routes, Group traffic and RPKs grew by 24.3% and 20.5% year-on-year, respectively, in February 2015. This growth was mainly driven by increased flight frequencies and carrying capacities on high-demand routes. The Company’s traffic and RPKs during the same month were up by 11.3% and 8.2% year-on-year, respectively.

Year-on-year growth in operating metrics for February 2015 was impacted by the effect of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and corresponding traffic growth on Sochi routes in 2014. Adjusted for the Sochi destination, the Group delivered a total traffic increase of 17.8% year-on-year, including 33.4% year-on-year growth on domestic routes. Aeroflot airline’s total and domestic traffic measured on the same basis increased by 13.8% and 18.9% year-on-year, respectively, in February 2015.

On international routes, Group traffic and RPKs were up by 2.2% and 4.7% year-on-year, respectively, in February 2015. Aeroflot’s traffic and RPKs increased by 9.7% and 14.7% year-on-year, respectively, during the same period. The growth on international routes was supported by a decrease in competition as a result of lowering of flight frequencies to Russia by several foreign carriers, as well as by growth of international transit traffic through Sheremetyevo airport.

In February 2015, the seat load factor increased by 1.6 p.p. year-on year to 74.3% for the Group and by 2.2 p.p. year on year to 76.2% for the Company.

Fleet Update

During 2M 2015, Aeroflot airline expanded its fleet with two Boeing 737-800s and two SSJ100s. The net increase in the Company’s fleet amounted to three aircraft.

During the same period, the Group expanded its fleet with two Boeing 737-800s, one Airbus A319, and two SSJ100s. Four Boeing 737-800s and one Il-96 were removed from the Aeroflot Group fleet. As of 28 February 2015, the Group’s fleet included 257 aircraft (excluding helicopters and one An-24 aircraft).

Aeroflot Group operating results

 

 

February 2015

February 2014

Change

 

2M 2015

2M 2014

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

2,448.8

2,157.5

     13.5%

 

5,105.1

4,413.7

     15.7%

- international

1,077.8

1,054.4

      2.2%

 

2,286.0

2,302.5

     (0.7%)

- domestic

1,371.0

1,103.1

     24.3%

 

2,819.1

2,111.2

     33.5%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

6,250.6

5,649.9

10.6%

 

13,082.0

11,830.5

10.6%

- international

3,694.7

3,528.8

      4.7%

 

7,767.8

7,708.8

      0.8%

- domestic

2,555.9

2,121.1

     20.5%

 

5,314.2

4,121.7

     28.9%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

8,416.8

7,771.2

       8.3%

 

17,833.6

16,309.6

       9.3%

- international

4,982.2

4,880.2

      2.1%

 

10,611.4

10,575.7

      0.3%

- domestic

3,434.6

2,891.0

     18.8%

 

7,222.2

5,733.9

     26.0%

Passenger load factor

74.3%

72.7%

  1.6 p.p.

 

73.4%

72.5%

    0.9 p.p.

- international

74.2%

72.3%

  1.9 p.p.

 

73.2%

72.9%

    0.3 p.p.

- domestic

74.4%

73.4%

  1.0 p.p.

 

73.6%

71.9%

     1.7 p.p.

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

11,210.7

11,455.8

    (2.1%)

 

20,860.5

22,585.0

      (7.6%)

- international

5,614.8

6,120.1

   (8.3%)

 

10,441.9

12,301.6

    (15.1%)

- domestic

5,595.9

5,335.7

      4.9%

 

10,418.6

10,283.4

      1.3%

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

46.6

47.3

    (1.5%)

 

87.0

93.9

      (7.3%)

- international

26.6

27.8

   (4.3%)

 

48.8

55.7

    (12.4%)

- domestic

19.9

19.5

      2.1%

 

38.2

38.2

             -

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

609.1

555.6

       9.6%

 

1,264.3

1,158.6

       9.1%

- international

359.1

345.2

      4.0%

 

747.8

749.4

     (0.2%)

- domestic

250.0

210.4

     18.8%

 

516.5

409.2

     26.2%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,009.8

927.2

       8.9%

 

2,141.8

1,942.9

     10.2%

- international

617.6

584.1

      5.7%

 

1,310.6

1,262.8

      3.8%

- domestic

392.2

343.1

     14.3%

 

831.2

680.1

     22.2%

Revenue load factor

60.3%

59.9%

   0.4 p.p.

 

59.0%

59.6%

 (0.6 p.p.)

- international

58.1%

59.1%

 (1.0 p.p.)

 

57.1%

59.4%

  (2.3 p.p.)

- domestic

63.7%

61.3%

   2.4 p.p.

 

62.1%

60.2%

     1.9 p.p.

Flight hours for fleet

60,155

55,960

       7.5%

 

127,157

117,566

       8.2% 

 

Aeroflot operating results 

 

February 2015

February 2014

Change

 

2M 2015

2M 2014

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

1,719.1

1,556.9

 10.4%

 

3,530.0

3,143.5

12.3%

- international

937.5

854.6

9.7%

 

1 952.3

1,787.1

9.2%

- domestic

781.6

702.3

 11.3%

 

1 577.7

1 356.4

16.3%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

5,004.5

4,447.5

12.5%

 

10,334.6

9,124.8

13.3%

- international

3,386.8

2,952.3

14.7%

 

7,023.8

6,185.7

13.5%

- domestic

1,617.7

1,495.2

8.2%

 

3,310.8

2,939.1

12.6%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

6,566.6

6,011.6

9.2%

 

13,833.1

12,398.2

11.6%

- international

4,477.7

4,084.8

9.6%

 

9,442.2

8,529.7

10.7%

- domestic

2,088.9

1,926.8

8.4%

 

4,390.9

3,868.5

13.5%

Passenger load factor

76.2%

74.0%

2.2 p.p.

 

74.7%

73.6%

1.1 p.p.

- international

75.6%

72.3%

 3.3 p.p.

 

74.4%

72.5%

1.9 p.p.

- domestic

77.4%

77.6%

(0.2 p.p.)

 

75.4%

76.0%

(0.6 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

9,576.1

9,860.5

 (2.9%)

 

17,966.3

19,553.4

(8.1%)

- international

5,396.9

5,886.6

 (8.3%)

 

10,084.1

11,828.9

(14.8%)

- domestic

4,179.2

3,973.9

5.2%

 

7,882.2

7,724.5

2.0%

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

43.0

44.1

 (2.5%)

 

80.6

88.0

(8.4%)

- international

26.1

27.1

 (3.7%)

 

48.0

54.6

(12.1%)

- domestic

16.9

17.0

 (0.6%)

 

32.6

33.4

(2.4%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

493.4

444.3

 11.1%

 

1 010.7

909.2

11.2%

- international

330.9

292.8

 13.0%

 

680.1

611.3

11.3%

- domestic

162.5

151.5

7.3%

 

330.6

297.9

11.0%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

813.4

738.8

 10.1%

 

1 717.4

1 526.5

12.5%

- international

562.4

498.7

 12.8%

 

1 184.4

1 046.0

13.2%

- domestic

251.0

240.1

4.5%

 

533.0

480.5

10.9%

Revenue load factor

60.7%

60.1%

0.6 p.p.

 

58.9%

59.6%

(0.7 p.p.)

- international

58.8%

58.7%

0.1 p.p.

 

57.4%

58.4%

(1.0 p.p.)

- domestic

64.7%

63.1%

 1.6 p.p.

 

62.0%

62.0%

-

Flight hours for fleet

42,870

39,994

 7.2%

 

90,148

82,665

 9.1% 

 

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About Aeroflot

Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship carrier and one of the largest airline groups in Europe. In 2014 Aeroflot carried 23.6 million passengers (34.7 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 1,052 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. Aeroflot operates the youngest fleet in the world among major airlines, numbering 153 Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners. Aeroflot is among the global 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, ISO 14001:2004 compliant. In 2014 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the third time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.