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19 June 2015

Aeroflot Group Passenger Traffic Up by 14.1% in May 2015

Moscow, 19 June 2015. — JSC Aeroflot (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) announces operating results of Aeroflot Group («the Group») and Aeroflot Russian Airlines («the Company») for May 2015 and the first five months of 2015.

January-May 2015 Operating Highlights

Passenger traffic for Aeroflot Group in 5M 2015 was 14.1 mln, up 14.9% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline’s traffic was 9.6 mln during the same period, up 8.6% year-on-year.

Group revenue passenger kilometres («RPKs») rose by 9.3% year-on-year for 5M 2015, while the Company posted 9.2% year-on-year RPK growth. Group seat load factor was flat year-on-year at 74.4%, while the Company’s seat load factor increased by 0.2 percentage points (p.p.) year-on-year to 75.7%.

May 2015 Operating Highlights

In May 2015, Aeroflot Group passenger traffic was 3.3 mln, up 14.1% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline’s traffic was 2.1 mln in May 2015, a year-on-year increase of 9.9%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 7.9% and 10.3% year-on-year, respectively, in May 2015. Available seat kilometres for the same period rose by 6.1% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 7.2% for Aeroflot airline.

On domestic routes, Group traffic and RPKs grew by 34.8% and 29.2% year-on-year, respectively, in May 2015. This growth was mainly driven by increased flight frequencies and carrying capacities on high-demand routes. The Company’s traffic and RPKs in May were up by 7.9% and 6.6% year-on-year, respectively.

On international routes, Group traffic was down by 6.7% and RPKs were down by 5.4% year-on-year in May 2015. Aeroflot airline’s traffic and RPKs on international routes increased by 11.8% and 12.5% year-on-year, respectively. The Company’s growth on international routes was supported by a decrease in competition as several foreign carriers decreased flight frequencies to Russia, as well as by increased international transit traffic through Sheremetyevo airport.

In May 2015, the seat load factor increased by 1.3 p.p. year-on-year to 75.7% for the Group and by 2.1 p.p. year-on-year to 76.6% for the Company.

Fleet Update

During 5M 2015, Aeroflot airline added three Boeing 737-800s, four SSJ100s and three Boeing 777-300ERs. The net increase in the Company’s fleet amounted to nine aircraft.

During the same period, the Group added six Boeing 737-800s, one Airbus A319, four SSJ100s and three Boeing 777-300ERs. One Il-96, nine Boeing 737-800s and one Airbus A320 were removed from the Aeroflot Group fleet. As of 31 May 2015, the Group’s fleet included 260 aircraft (excluding helicopters and one An-24 aircraft).

Aeroflot Group operating results 

 

May 2015

May 2014

Change

 

5M 2015

5M 2014

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

3,260.7

2,858.4

14.1%

 

14,127.4

12,294.8

14.9%

- international

1,334.5

1,429.7

(6.7%)

 

6,077.1

6,249.2

(2.8%)

- domestic

1,926.2

1,428.7

34.8%

 

8,050.3

6,045.6

33.2%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

7,919.5

7,340.8

7.9%

 

35,327.0

32,321.4

9.3%

- international

4,268.3

4,514.2

(5.4%)

 

20,255.2

20,543.6

(1.4%)

- domestic

3,651.2

2,826.6

29.2%

 

15,071.8

11,777.8

28.0%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

10,466.4

9,868.7

6.1%

 

47,509.7

43,467.6

9.3%

- international

5,618.0

6,273.3

(10.4%)

 

27,146.5

27,895.9

(2.7%)

- domestic

4,848.4

3,595.4

34.9%

 

20,363.2

15,571.7

30.8%

Passenger load factor

75.7%

74.4%

1.3 p.p.

 

74.4%

74.4%

0.0 p.p.

- international

76.0%

72.0%

4.0 p.p.

 

74.6%

73.6%

1.0 p.p.

- domestic

75.3%

78.6%

(3.3 p.p.)

 

74.0%

75.6%

(1.6 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

13,425.3

12,378.9

8.5%

 

61,856.3

63,959.4

(3.3%)

- international

7,498.8

6,080.4

23.3%

 

32,196.0

34,143.7

(5.7%)

- domestic

5,926.5

6,298.5

(5.9%)

 

29,660.3

29,815.7

(0.5%)

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

56.9

53.5

6.4%

 

260.5

274.1

(5.0%)

- international

36.0

28.7

25.4%

 

153.3

159.1

(3.6%)

- domestic

20.9

24.8

(15.7%)

 

107.2

115.0

(6.8%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

769.7

714.2

7.8%

 

3,439.8

3,182.9

8.1%

- international

420.1

434.9

(3.4%)

 

1,976.1

2,007.9

(1.6%)

- domestic

349.6

279.3

25.2%

 

1,463.7

1,175.0

24.6%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,264.7

1,179.2

7.3%

 

5,718.9

5,203.5

9.9%

- international

696.2

749.2

(7.1%)

 

3,366.1

3,344.9

0.6%

- domestic

568.5

430.0

32.2%

 

2,352.8

1,858.6

26.6%

Revenue load factor

60.9%

60.6%

0.3 p.p.

 

60.1%

61.2%

(1.1 p.p.)

- international

60.3%

58.0%

2.3 p.p.

 

58.7%

60.0%

(1.3 p.p.)

- domestic

61.5%

65.0%

(3.5 p.p.)

 

62.2%

63.2%

(1.0 p.p.)

Flight hours for fleet

72,438

69,529

4.2%

 

335,535

309,974

8.2%

Aeroflot airline operating results

 

May 2015

May 2014

Change

 

5M 2015

5M 2014

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

2,128.1

1,935.8

9.9%

 

9,592.1

8,828.8

8.6%

- international

1,111.8

994.3

11.8%

 

5,163.6

4,825.1

7.0%

- domestic

1,016.3

941.5

7.9%

 

4,428.5

4,003.7

10.6%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

5,959.3

5,403.0

10.3%

 

27,494.3

25,178.0

9.2%

- international

3,766.1

3,346.5

12.5%

 

18,180.8

16,538.5

9.9%

- domestic

2,193.2

2,056.5

6.6%

 

9,313.5

8,639.5

7.8%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

7,775.8

7,253.0

7.2%

 

36,333.6

33,364.2

8.9%

- international

4,963.5

4,677.5

6.1%

 

24,151.7

22,389.9

7.9%

- domestic

2,812.3

2,575.5

9.2%

 

12,181.9

10,974.3

11.0%

Passenger load factor

76.6%

74.5%

2.1 p.p.

 

75.7%

75.5%

0.2 p.p.

- international

75.9%

71.5%

4.4 p.p.

 

75.3%

73.9%

1.4 p.p.

- domestic

78.0%

79.8%

(1.8 p.p.)

 

76.5%

78.7%

(2.2 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

11,831.5

10,839.5

9.2%

 

53,714.2

56,156.0

(4.3%)

- international

7,319.8

5,841.4

25.3%

 

31,236.0

33,023.4

(5.4%)

- domestic

4,511.7

4,998.1

(9.7%)

 

22,478.2

23,132.6

(2.8%)

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

53.6

50.6

5.9%

 

243.0

259.0

(6.2%)

- international

35.5

28.2

25.9%

 

151.0

156.5

(3.5%)

- domestic

18.1

22.4

(19.2%)

 

92.0

102.5

(10.2%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

590.0

536.8

9.9%

 

2,717.5

2,525.0

7.6%

- international

374.5

329.3

13.7%

 

1,787.3

1,645.0

8.7%

- domestic

215.5

207.5

3.9%

 

930.2

880.0

5.7%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

976.9

902.8

8.2%

 

4,530.9

4,129.4

9.7%

- international

627.0

584.2

7.3%

 

3,046.2

2,768.6

10.0%

- domestic

349.9

318.6

9.8%

 

1,484.7

1,360.8

9.1%

Revenue load factor

60.4%

59.5%

0.9 p.p.

 

60.0%

61.1%

(1.1 p.p.)

- international

59.7%

56.4%

3.3 p.p.

 

58.7%

59.4%

(0.7 p.p.)

- domestic

61.6%

65.1%

(3.5 p.p.)

 

62.7%

64.7%

(2.0 p.p.)

Flight hours for fleet

49,697

46,968

5.8%

 

235,612

219,137

7.5%

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 one of the youngest fleets in the world, numbering 160 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 sixth time in 2015, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 compliant. In 2015 Aeroflot was named by SKYTRAX as the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the fourth time. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.

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