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27 October 2015

Aeroflot Group Passenger Traffic Up 13.3% in 9M 2015

Moscow, 27 October 2015. — Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) announces operating results for Aeroflot Group («the Group») and Aeroflot — Russian Airlines («the Company») for September and the first nine months of 2015.

January — September 2015 Operating Highlights

Passenger traffic for Aeroflot Group in 9M 2015 was 30.1 mln, up 13.3% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline’s passenger traffic was 19.7 mln during the same period, up 10.3% year-on-year.

Group revenue passenger kilometres («RPKs») rose by 7.7% year-on-year for 9M 2015, while the Company posted 10.1% year-on-year RPK growth. Group available seat kilometres («ASKs») increased by 7.6% year-on-year for 9M 2015, while the Company’s ASKs increased by 9.1% year-on-year. Group passenger load factor increased 0.1 percentage point (p.p.) year-on-year to 79.3%, while the Company’s passenger load factor increased by 0.7 p.p. year-on-year to 80.2%.

September 2015 Operating Highlights

In September 2015, Aeroflot Group passenger traffic was 3.7 mln, up 13.3% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline’s passenger traffic was 2.4 mln, a year-on-year increase of 11.3%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 6.3% and 10.6% year-on-year, respectively, in September 2015. ASKs for the same period rose by 5.8% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 9.2% for Aeroflot airline.

On domestic routes, Group traffic and RPKs grew by 39.7% and 35.2% year-on-year, respectively, in September 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 36.7% year-on-year increase in ASKs, including increased flight frequencies on high-demand routes. Company traffic and RPKs in September 2015 were up 16.0% and 16.9% year-on-year, respectively, driven by increased demand for domestic flights and a corresponding increase in ASKs of 18.0%.

On international routes, Group traffic and RPKs were down by 14.0% and 12.8% year-on-year, respectively, in September 2015. This decline was attributable to a 13.6% 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 6.8% and 6.7% year-on-year, respectively, in September 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 September 2015, the passenger load factor increased by 0.4 p.p. year-on-year to 81.3% for the Group and by 1.0 p.p. year-on-year to 82.3% for the Company.

Fleet Update

During 9M 2015, Aeroflot airline added six Boeing 737-800s, four SSJ100s and three Boeing 777-300ERs. During the same period, five IL-96 aircraft were phased out of the fleet. The net increase in the Company’s fleet amounted to eight aircraft. As of 30 September 2015, the Aeroflot airline’s fleet included 163 aircraft.

During 9M 2015, the Group added eleven 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 phased out of Aeroflot Group fleet. The net increase in the Group’s fleet amounted to four aircraft. As of 30 September 2015, the Group’s fleet included 261 aircraft.

Aeroflot Group operating results 

 

September 2015

September 2014

Change

 

9M 2015

9M 2014

Change

Passengers carried, thousand

3,736.3

3,296.7

13.3%

 

30,053.5

26,530.8

13.3%

- international

1,392.8

1,619.6

(14.0%)

 

12,274.3

13,286.8

(7.6%)

- domestic

2,343.5

1,677.1

39.7%

 

17,779.2

13,244.0

34.2%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, million

9,121.5

8,583.9

6.3%

 

74,453.4

69,108.8

7.7%

- international

4,516.5

5,178.2

(12.8%)

 

40,183.8

42,732.0

(6.0%)

- domestic

4,605.0

3,405.7

35.2%

 

34,269.6

26,376.8

29.9%

Available Seat Kilometres, million

11,220.2

10,609.5

5.8%

 

93,940.6

87,297.5

7.6%

- international

5,641.5

6,528.7

(13.6%)

 

50,933.7

55,037.3

(7.5%)

- domestic

5,578.7

4,080.8

36.7%

 

43,006.9

32,260.2

33.3%

Passenger load factor, %

81.3%

80.9%

0.4 p.p.

 

79.3%

79.2%

0.1 p.p.

- international

80.1%

79.3%

0.8 p.p.

 

78.9%

77.6%

1.3 p.p.

- domestic

82.5%

83.5%

(1.0 p.p.)

 

79.7%

81.8%

(2.1 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

7,941.8

14,986.4

(47.0%)

 

111,170.5

116,551.3

(4.6%)

- international

3,167.2

7,299.2

(56.6%)

 

56,869.3

59,238.4

(4.0%)

- domestic

4,774.6

7,687.2

(37.9%)

 

54,301.2

57,312.9

(5.3%)

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, million

32.7

68.0

(51.9%)

 

467.7

505.2

(7.4%)

- international

14.7

36.7

(59.9%)

 

269.8

281.8

(4.3%)

- domestic

18.0

31.3

(42.5%)

 

197.9

223.4

(11.4%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, million

853.6

840.5

1.6%

 

7,168.6

6,725.0

6.6%

- international

421.1

502.7

(16.2%)

 

3,886.3

4,127.7

(5.8%)

- domestic

432.5

337.8

28.0%

 

3,282.3

2,597.3

26.4%

Available Tonne Kilometres, million

1,356.3

1,260.4

7.6%

 

11,327.2

10,418.9

8.7%

- international

690.5

778.2

(11.3%)

 

6,268.2

6,561.4

(4.5%)

- domestic

665.8

482.2

38.1%

 

5,059.0

3,857.5

31.1%

Revenue load factor, %

62.9%

66.7%

(3.8 p.p.)

 

63.3%

64.5%

(1.2 p.p.)

- international

61.0%

64.6%

(3.6 p.p.)

 

62.0%

62.9%

(0.9 p.p.)

- domestic

65.0%

70.1%

(5.1 p.p.)

 

64.9%

67.3%

(2.4 p.p.)

Flight hours for fleet, hours

76,230

74,006

3.0%

 

649,891

613,324

6.0%

Aeroflot — Russian Airlines operating results 

 

September 2015

September 2014

Change

 

9M 2015

9M 2014

Change

Passengers carried, thousand

2,393.9

2,150.6

11.3%

 

19,669.0

17,832.7

10.3%

- international

1,175.2

1,100.1

6.8%

 

10,192.7

9,412.3

8.3%

- domestic

1,218.7

1,050.5

16.0%

 

9,476.3

8,420.4

12.5%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, million

6,748.5

6,102.7

10.6%

 

55,871.1

50,728.4

10.1%

- international

4,029.2

3,775.6

6.7%

 

35,301.6

32,187.1

9.7%

- domestic

2,719.3

2,327.1

16.9%

 

20,569.5

18,541.3

10.9%

Available Seat Kilometres, million

8,200.9

7,508.2

9.2%

 

69,649.7

63,843.6

9.1%

- international

4,993.7

4,789.3

4.3%

 

44,502.2

41,647.9

6.9%

- domestic

3,207.2

2,718.9

18.0%

 

25,147.5

22,195.7

13.3%

Passenger load factor, %

82.3%

81.3%

1.0 p.p.

 

80.2%

79.5%

0.7 p.p.

- international

80.7%

78.8%

1.9 p.p.

 

79.3%

77.3%

2.0 p.p.

- domestic

84.8%

85.6%

(0.8 p.p.)

 

81.8%

83.5%

(1.7 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

6,156.6

13,091.7

(53.0%)

 

96,187.9

101,605.6

(5.3%)

- international

2,957.5

7,004.1

(57.8%)

 

55,003.2

57,084.5

(3.6%)

- domestic

3,199.1

6,087.6

(47.4%)

 

41,184.7

44,521.1

(7.5%)

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, million

29.2

63.9

(54.3%)

 

436.8

476.1

(8.3%)

- international

14.1

35.7

(60.4%)

 

265.4

276.5

(4.0%)

- domestic

15.1

28.2

(46.5%)

 

171.4

199.6

(14.1%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, million

636.5

613.1

3.8%

 

5,465.2

5,041.7

8.4%

- international

376.7

375.5

0.3%

 

3,442.5

3,173.4

8.5%

- domestic

259.8

237.6

9.3%

 

2,022.7

1,868.3

8.3%

Available Tonne Kilometres, million

1,029.6

934.2

10.2%

 

8,719.1

7,924.4

10.0%

- international

620.5

598.9

3.6%

 

5,576.5

5,157.7

8.1%

- domestic

409.1

335.3

22.0%

 

3,142.6

2,766.7

13.6%

Revenue load factor, %

61.8%

65.6%

(3.8 p.p.)

 

62.7%

63.6%

(0.9 p.p.)

- international

60.7%

62.7%

(2.0 p.p.)

 

61.7%

61.5%

0.2 p.p.

- domestic

63.5%

70.9%

(7.4 p.p.)

 

64.4%

67.5%

(3.1 p.p.)

Flight hours for fleet, hours

51,393

47,917

7.3%

 

443,557

412,797

7.5%

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