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18 August 2015

Aeroflot Group Passenger Traffic Up 13.3% in 7M 2015

Moscow, 18 August 2015 — Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) announces operating results for Aeroflot Group («the Group») and Aeroflot — Russian Airlines («the Company») for July and the first seven months of 2015.

January-July 2015 Operating Highlights

Passenger traffic for Aeroflot Group in 7M 2015 was 22.1 mln, up 13.3% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline’s passenger traffic was 14.6 mln during the same period, up 9.8% year-on-year.

Group revenue passenger kilometres («RPKs») rose by 8.2% year-on-year for 7M 2015, while the Company posted 9.9% year-on-year RPK growth. Group available seat kilometres («ASKs») increased by 8.2% year-on-year for 7M 2015, while the Company’s ASKs increased by 9.0% year-on-year. Group passenger load factor declined 0.1 percentage point (p.p.) year-on-year to 77.5%, while the Company’s passenger load factor increased by 0.7 p.p. year-on-year to 78.7%.

July 2015 Operating Highlights

In July 2015, Aeroflot Group passenger traffic was 4.2 mln, up 10.6% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline’s passenger traffic was 2.6 mln, a year-on-year increase of 12.3%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 6.0% and 11.5% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs for the same period rose by 5.6% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 9.2% for Aeroflot airline.

On domestic routes, Group traffic and RPKs grew by 32.9% and 31.0% year-on-year, respectively, in July 2015. This was mainly attributable to increased demand for domestic flights, growth of in-country tourism, a rise in low-cost travel, combined with a 36.0% year-on-year increase in ASKs, including increased flight frequencies on high-demand routes. Company traffic and RPKs in July 2015 were up 13.8% and 13.3% year-on-year, respectively, driven by increased demand for domestic flights and a corresponding increase in ASKs of 14.8%.

On international routes, Group traffic and RPKs were down by 12.1% and 10.4% year-on-year, respectively, in July 2015. This decline was attributable to a 12.9% year-on-year decrease in ASKs on international routes, as the Group continued to optimise capacities in its subsidiaries (mainly in the charter flights segment) and reallocate capacity to domestic routes. Aeroflot airline’s traffic and RPKs on international routes increased by 10.8% and 10.4% year-on-year, respectively, in July 2015. The Company’s growth on international routes was supported by a decline in competition as several foreign carriers reduced flight frequencies to Russia, as well as by increased international transit traffic through Sheremetyevo airport.

In July 2015, the passenger load factor increased by 0.3 p.p. year-on-year to 86.9% for the Group and increased by 1.9 p.p. year-on-year to 87.8% for the Company.

Fleet Update

During 7M 2015, Aeroflot airline added five Boeing 737-800s, four SSJ100s and three Boeing 777-300ERs. During the same period, five IL-96 aircraft left the fleet. The net increase in the Company’s fleet amounted to seven aircraft.

During 7M 2015, the Group added nine Boeing 737-800s, one Airbus A319, four SSJ100s and three Boeing 777-300ERs. Nine Boeing 737-800s, one Airbus A320 and five Il-96s were removed from the Aeroflot Group fleet. The net increase in the Group’s fleet amounted to two aircraft. As of 31 July 2015, the Group’s fleet included 259 aircraft (excluding helicopters and one An-24 aircraft).

Aeroflot Group operating results

 

July 2015

July 2014

Change

 

7M 2015

7M 2014

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

4,198.9

3,797.2

10.6%

 

22,053.7

19,462.6

13.3%

- international

1,654.4

1,882.2

(12.1%)

 

9,212.5

9,830.4

(6.3%)

- domestic

2,544.5

1,915.0

32.9%

 

12,841.2

9,632.2

33.3%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

10,343.1

9,761.2

6.0%

 

54,822.1

50,688.4

8.2%

- international

5,284.9

5,900.1

(10.4%)

 

30,304.1

31,686.7

(4.4%)

- domestic

5,058.2

3,861.1

31.0%

 

24,518.0

19,001.7

29.0%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

11,904.3

11,272.6

5.6%

 

70,693.0

65,338.8

8.2%

- international

6,111.1

7,013.7

(12.9%)

 

39,118.0

41,573.5

 (5.9%)

- domestic

5,793.2

4,258.9

36.0%

 

31,575.0

23,765.3

32.9%

Passenger load factor

86.9%

86.6%

0.3 p.p.

 

77.5%

77.6%

(0.1 p.p.)

- international

86.5%

84.1%

2.4 p.p.

 

77.5%

76.2%

1.3 p.p.

- domestic

87.3%

90.7%

(3.4 p.p.)

 

77.7%

80.0%

(2.3 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

13,903.7

12,764.6

8.9%

 

89,169.7

88,757.1

0.5%

- international

7,301.9

6,212.9

17.5%

 

46,671.9

46,270.7

0.9%

- domestic

6,601.8

6,551.7

0.8%

 

42,497.8

42,486.4

0.0%

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

58.3

54.9

 6.2%

 

375.4

380.8

(1.4%)

- international

34.3

30.4

12.8%

 

221.6

217.5

1.9%

- domestic

24.0

24.5

 (2.0%)

 

153.8

163.3

 (5.8%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

989.1

933.3

6.0%

 

5,309.3

4,942.7

7.4%

- international

509.8

561.1

 (9.1%)

 

2,948.9

3,069.2

 (3.9%)

- domestic

479.3

372.2

28.8%

 

2,360.4

1,873.5

26.0%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,437.6

1,341.4

7.2%

 

8,519.2

7,807.6

9.1%

- international

743.8

829.0

 (10.3%)

 

4,825.5

4,963.5

(2.8%)

- domestic

693.8

512.4

35.4%

 

3,693.7

2,844.1

29.9%

Revenue load factor

68.8%

69.6%

(0.8 p.p.)

 

62.3%

63.3%

(1.0 p.p.)

- international

68.5%

67.7%

0.8 p.p.

 

61.1%

61.8%

(0.7 p.p.)

- domestic

69.1%

72.6%

(3.5 p.p.)

 

63.9%

65.9%

 (2.0 p.p.)

Flight hours for fleet

80,448

77,573

 3.7%

 

492,435

461,005

 6.8%

Aeroflot — Russian Airlines operating results

 

July 2015

July 2014

Change

 

7M 2015

7M 2014

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

2,641.2

2,351.9

12.3%

 

14,621.8

13,313.6

9.8%

- international

1,321.6

1,192.4

10.8%

 

7,678.0

7,110.7

8.0%

- domestic

1,319.6

1,159.5

13.8%

 

6,943.8

6,202.9

11.9%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

7,433.1

6,665.4

11.5%

 

41,599.1

37,836.5

9.9%

- international

4,471.5

4,050.5

10.4%

 

26,712.6

24,255.8

10.1%

- domestic

2,961.6

2,614.9

13.3%

 

14,886.5

13,580.7

9.6%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

8,467.3

7,755.2

 9.2%

 

52,885.8

48,504.5

9.0%

- international

5,157.8

4,871.9

5.9%

 

34,274.2

31,937.2

7.3%

- domestic

3,309.5

2,883.3

14.8%

 

18,611.6

16,567.3

12.3%

Passenger load factor

87.8%

85.9%

1.9 p.p.

 

78.7%

78.0%

0.7 p.p.

- international

86.7%

83.1%

3.6 p.p.

 

77.9%

75.9%

2.0 p.p.

- domestic

89.5%

90.7%

(1.2 p.p.)

 

80.0%

82.0%

(2.0 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

12,240.5

10,942.0

11.9%

 

77,719.3

77,452.6

0.3%

- international

7,062.9

6,008.2

 17.6%,

 

45,259.8

44,678.8

1.3%

- domestic

5,177.6

4,933.8

4.9%

 

32,459.5

32,773.8

(1.0%)

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

55.1

51.6

6.8%

 

351.4

359.4

(2.2%)

- international

33.7

29.8

13.1%

 

218.3

213.9

2.1%

- domestic

21.4

21.8

(1.8%)

 

133.1

145.5

(8.5%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

724.0

651.5

11.1%

 

4,095.3

3,764.7

8.8%

- international

436.1

394.3

10.6%

 

2,622.4

2,396.9

9.4%

- domestic

287.9

257.2

11.9%

 

1,472.9

1,367.8

7.7%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,064.2

964.1

10.4%

 

6,612.3

6,015.2

9.9%

- international

640.6

600.8

6.6%

 

4,305.1

3,950.1

9.0%

- domestic

423.6

363.3

16.6%

 

2,307.2

2,065.1

11.7%

Revenue load factor

68.0%

67.6%

0.4 p.p.

 

61.9%

62.6%

(0.7 p.p.)

- international

68.1%

65.6%

2.5 p.p.

 

60.9%

60.7%

0.2 p.p.

- domestic

68.0%

70.8%

(2.8 p.p.)

 

63.8%

66.2%

(2.4 p.p.)

Flight hours for fleet

52,799

48,945

7.9%

 

338,880

315,139

7.5%

Investor enquiries

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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 one of the youngest fleets in the world, numbering 163 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.