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28 March 2016

Aeroflot Group Announces Traffic Statistics for February 2016

Moscow, 28 March 2016. — Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces traffic statistics for Aeroflot Group («the Group») and Aeroflot — Russian Airlines («the Company») for February and the first two months of 2016.

2M 2016 Operating Highlights

In the first two months of 2016, Aeroflot Group passenger traffic was 5.8 million, up 14.3% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline’s passenger traffic was 4.0 million, a year-on-year increase of 13.0%. Group and Company revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) increased by 13.9% and 11.1% year-on-year, respectively. Available seat kilometres (ASKs) rose by 11.3% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 10.4% for Aeroflot airline. The passenger load factor increased by 1.7 percentage points (p.p.) year-on-year to 75.1% for the Group and by 0.5 p.p. year-on-year to 75.2% for the Company.

February 2016 Operating Highlights

In February 2016, Aeroflot Group passenger traffic was 2.9 million, up 17.1% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline’s passenger traffic was 2.0 million, a year-on-year increase of 15.3%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 16.5% and 12.9% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 13.6% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 12.6% for Aeroflot airline.

On domestic routes, Group traffic and RPKs grew by 24.8% and 20.1% year-on-year, respectively. Company traffic and RPKs on domestic routes were up 25.0% and 21.6% year-on-year, respectively. This was mainly attributable to increased demand for domestic flights, growth of in-country tourism combined with a corresponding 14.1% year-on-year increase in ASKs for the Group and 15.5% increase for the Company. The rise in ASKs was due in part to increased flight frequencies on high-demand routes.

On international routes, Group traffic rose 7.3% year-on-year while Group RPKs were up 13.9% year-on-year. ASKs for the period increased 13.3% year-on-year. Passenger traffic on Aeroflot airline international flights increased 7.3% and RPKs increased by 8.7%. 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 which triggered a reallocation of traffic and routes amongst market players.

As a result of the factors discussed above, the passenger load factor increased by 1.8 p.p. year-on-year to 76.1% for the Group and by 0.2 p.p. year-on-year to 76.4% for the Company.

Fleet Update

In 2M 2016, the Group added two Boeing 737-800s, two SSJ100s, one Airbus A319, one Airbus A320 and one DHC 8-400. Two Airbus A319s and one Boeing 767 were phased out of the Aeroflot Group fleet. The Group fleet increased by four aircraft bringing the fleet size to 262 aircraft as of 29 February 2016 (excluding two DHC-8-400 aircraft in preparation for deployment and one An-24 which was leased out).

For 2M 2016, Aeroflot airline added two Boeing 737-800s, two SSJ100s and one Airbus A320. Two Airbus A319 were phased out, resulting in a net Company fleet increase of three aircraft and bringing the fleet size to 170 aircraft as of 29 February 2016.

Aeroflot Group Operating Results 

 

February 2016

February 2015

Change

2M 2016

2M 2015

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

2,868.3

2,448.9

     17.1%

5,833.5

5,105.1

     14.3%

- international

1,157.0

1,078.0

      7.3%

2,397.8

2,286.0

      4.9%

- domestic

1,711.3

1,370.9

     24.8%

3,435.7

2,819.1

     21.9%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

7,279.0

6,250.6

16.5%

14,902.8

13,082.1

13.9%

- international

4,209.6

3,694.7

     13.9%

8,715.2

7,767.8

     12.2%

- domestic

3,069.4

2,555.9

     20.1%

6,187.6

5,314.3

     16.4%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

9,563.3

8,416.8

     13.6%

19,854.4

17,833.6

     11.3%

- international

5,643.3

4,982.2

     13.3%

11,839.3

10,611.4

     11.6%

- domestic

3,920.0

3,434.6

     14.1%

8,015.1

7,222.2

     11.0%

Passenger load factor, %

76.1%

74.3%

    1.8 p.p.

75.1%

73.4%

     1.7 p.p.

- international

74.6%

74.2%

    0.4 p.p.

73.6%

73.2%

     0.4 p.p.

- domestic

78.3%

74.4%

    3.9 p.p.

77.2%

73.6%

     3.6 p.p.

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

12,705.2

11,213.1

     13.3%

23,516.1

20,865.2

     12.7%

- international

6,184.0

5,614.9

     10.1%

11,548.4

10,442.0

     10.6%

- domestic

6,521.2

5,598.2

     16.5%

11,967.7

10,423.2

     14.8%

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

53.5

46.6

     14.8%

100.8

87.0

     15.9%

- international

28.3

26.6

      6.4%

54.1

48.7

     11.1%

- domestic

25.2

20.0

     26.0%

46.7

38.2

     22.3%

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

708.6

609.1

     16.3%

1,441.9

1,264.3

     14.0%

- international

407.2

359.1

     13.4%

838.4

747.9

     12.1%

- domestic

301.4

250.0

     20.6%

603.5

516.4

     16.9%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,154.8

1,009.8

     14.4%

2,408.1

2,141.8

     12.4%

- international

699.7

617.7

     13.3%

1,475.7

1,310.6

     12.6%

- domestic

455.1

392.1

     16.1%

932.4

831.2

     12.2%

Revenue load factor, %

61.4%

60.3%

    1.1 p.p.

59.9%

59.0%

     0.9 p.p.

- international

58.2%

58.1%

     0.1 p.p.

56.8%

57.1%

   (0.3 p.p.)

- domestic

66.2%

63.8%

    2.4 p.p.

64.7%

62.1%

    2.6 p.p.

Flight hours for fleet

65,891

60,155

       9.5%

135,324

127,157

       6.4% 

Aeroflot — Russian Airlines Operating Results 

 

February 2016

February 2015

Change

2M 2016

2M 2015

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

1,982.5

1,719.1

     15.3%

3,987.9

3,530.0

     13.0%

- international

1,005.6

937.5

      7.3%

2,067.6

1,952.3

      5.9%

- domestic

976.9

781.6

     25.0%

1,920.3

1,577.7

     21.7%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

5,649.9

5,004.5

12.9%

11,481.7

10,334.6

11.1%

- international

3,683.1

3,386.8

      8.7%

7,579.9

7,023.8

      7.9%

- domestic

1,966.8

1,617.7

     21.6%

3,901.8

3,310.8

     17.9%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

7,393.5

6,566.6

     12.6%

15,277.9

13,833.1

     10.4%

- international

4,981.1

4,477.7

     11.2%

10,385.3

9,442.2

     10.0%

- domestic

2,412.4

2,088.9

     15.5%

4,892.6

4,390.9

     11.4%

Passenger load factor, %

76.4%

76.2%

  0.2 p.p.

75.2%

74.7%

    0.5 p.p.

- international

73.9%

75.6%

 (1.7 p.p.)

73.0%

74.4%

   (1.4 p.p.)

- domestic

81.5%

77.4%

   4.1 p.p.

79.7%

75.4%

     4.3 p.p.

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

11,013.4

9,576.1

     15.0%

20,511.6

17,966.3

     14.2%

- international

5,981.6

5,396.9

     10.8%

11,209.8

10,084.1

     11.2%

- domestic

5,031.8

4,179.2

     20.4%

9,301.8

7,882.2

     18.0%

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

50.5

43.0

     17.4%

95.3

80.6

     18.2%

- international

28.0

26.1

      7.3%

53.4

48.0

     11.3%

- domestic

22.5

16.9

     33.1%

41.9

32.6

     28.5%

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

559.0

493.4

     13.3%

1,128.6

1,010.7

     11.7%

- international

359.5

330.9

      8.6%

735.6

680.1

      8.2%

- domestic

199.5

162.5

     22.8%

393.0

330.6

     18.9%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

917.7

813.4

     12.8%

1,903.2

1,717.4

     10.8%

- international

621.2

562.4

     10.5%

1,300.1

1,184.4

      9.8%

- domestic

296.5

251.0

     18.1%

603.1

533.0

     13.2%

Revenue load factor, %

60.9%

60.7%

   0.2 p.p.

59.3%

58.9%

     0.4 p.p.

- international

57.9%

58.8%

 (0.9 p.p.)

56.6%

57.4%

   (0.8 p.p.)

- domestic

67.3%

64.7%

   2.6 p.p.

65.2%

62.0%

     3.2 p.p.

Flight hours for fleet

47,943

42,870

     11.8%

97,954

90,148

       8.7% 

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