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Company News

25 February 2016

Aeroflot Group passenger traffic up 11.6% in January 2016

Moscow, 25 February 2016. — Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces operating results for Aeroflot Group («the Group») and Aeroflot — Russian Airlines («the Company») for January 2016.

January 2016 Operating Highlights

In January 2016, Aeroflot Group passenger traffic was 3.0 million, up 11.6% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline’s passenger traffic was 2.0 million, a year-on-year increase of 10.7%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 11.6% and 9.4% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 9.3% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 8.5% for Aeroflot airline.

On domestic routes, Group traffic and RPKs grew by 19.1% and 13.1% year-on-year, respectively. Company traffic and RPKs on domestic routes were up 18.5% and 14.3% year-on-year, respectively. This was mainly attributable to increased demand for domestic flights, growth of in-country tourism and a combined with a corresponding 8.1% year-on-year increase in ASKs for the Group and 7.7% increase for the Company. The rise in ASKs was due in part to increased flight frequencies on high-demand routes. The low-cost carrier Pobeda made a significant contribution to Group domestic traffic growth.

On international routes, Group traffic rose 2.7% year-on-year while Group RPKs were up 10.6% year-on-year. ASKs for the period increased 10.1% year-on-year. Passenger traffic on Aeroflot airline international flights increased 4.6% and RPKs increased by 7.1%. International traffic increased despite the suspension of flights to destinations in Ukraine and Egypt and the suspension of charter flights to Turkey. International traffic growth was supported by a continued decline in competition as several foreign carriers reduced flight frequencies to Russia, Aeroflot airline’s higher international transit traffic through its Sheremetyevo hub and Transaero’s exit from the market.

As a result of the factors discussed above, the passenger load factor increased by 1.6 percentage points (p.p.) year-on-year to 74.1% for the Group and by 0.6 p.p. year-on-year to 74.0% for the Company.

Fleet Update

In January 2016, Aeroflot airline added one Boeing 737-800 and two SSJ100s. One Airbus A319 was phased out, resulting in a net Company fleet increase of two aircraft.

In January 2016, the Group added one Boeing 737-800, two SSJ100s and one DHC 8-400. One Airbus A319, one Boeing 737-200, one Boeing 737-500 and one Boeing 767 were phased out of the Aeroflot Group fleet. The fleet size did not change.

Operating results

 

Aeroflot — Russian Airlines

Aeroflot Group

 

January 2016

January 2015

Change

January 2016

January 2015

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

2,965.2

2,656.3

     11.6%

2,005.4

1,810.9

     10.7%

- international

1,240.9

1,208.2

      2.7%

1,062.0

1,014.9

      4.6%

- domestic

1,724.3

1,448.1

     19.1%

943.4

796.0

     18.5%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

7,624.1

6,831.4

11.6%

5,831.9

5,330.1

9.4%

- international

4,505.8

4,073.2

     10.6%

3,896.9

3,637.0

      7.1%

- domestic

3,118.3

2,758.2

     13.1%

1,935.0

1,693.1

     14.3%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

10,291.4

9,416.9

       9.3%

7,884.4

7,266.6

       8.5%

- international

6,196.2

5,629.3

     10.1%

5,404.2

4,964.5

      8.9%

- domestic

4,095.2

3,787.6

      8.1%

2,480.2

2,302.1

      7.7%

Seat load factor, %

74.1%

72.5%

   1.6 p.p.

74.0%

73.4%

     0.6 p.p.

- international

72.7%

72.4%

    0.3 p.p.

72.1%

73.3%

   (1.2 p.p.)

- domestic

76.1%

72.8%

    3.3 p.p.

78.0%

73.5%

    4.5 p.p.

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

10,810.9

9,652.1

     12.0%

9,498.2

8,390.2

     13.2%

- international

5,364.4

4,827.2

     11.1%

5,228.2

4,687.2

     11.5%

- domestic

5,446.5

4,824.9

     12.9%

4,270.0

3,703.0

     15.3%

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

47.3

40.3

     17.4%

44.8

37.6

     19.1%

- international

25.8

22.2

     16.2%

25.4

21.9

     16.0%

- domestic

21.5

18.1

     18.8%

19.4

15.7

     23.6%

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

733.4

655.2

     11.9%

569.7

517.3

     10.1%

- international

431.3

388.9

     10.9%

376.2

349.2

      7.7%

- domestic

302.1

266.3

     13.4%

193.5

168.1

     15.1%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,253.2

1,132.1

     10.7%

985.5

904.0

       9.0%

- international

775.9

693.2

     11.9%

678.9

622.1

      9.1%

- domestic

477.3

438.9

      8.7%

306.6

281.9

      8.8%

Revenue load factor, %

58.5%

57.9%

    0.6 p.p.

57.8%

57.2%

0.6 p.p.

- international

55.6%

56.1%

 (0.5 p.p.)

55.4%

56.1%

  (0.7 p.p.)

- domestic

63.3%

60.7%

   2.6 p.p.

63.1%

59.6%

    3.5 p.p.

Flight hours for fleet

69,433

67,003

       3.6%

50,011

47,278

       5.8% 

 

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