October 1, 2010, Moscow, — Aeroflot — Russian Airlines has summed up its work in August and eight months of 2010.
Company’s results for August and eight months outdistance the Russian sector of air transport, published by Rosaviatciya. August saw 22% rise in the passenger traffic with 32.7% of total growth for eight months.
In August 2010, Aeroflot’s passenger traffic increased by 30.6% against the same period in 2009 and totaled 3 bln 630 mln passenger-kilometers. The number of transported passengers increased by 27.4% to 1 mln 175,4 thsd passengers. The volume of passenger traffic on international routes increased by 29.3% (+ 168,7 thousand passengers), for domestic flights — by 24.2% (+ 84,1 thousand passengers). The load factor in August was 83.4% which stands 2.7% higher than last year. The payload factor made 66.5%, 2.6% above the last year result.
In August Aeroflot demonstrated the passenger traffic growth above the industry’s average by 8.6%.
Results for eight months of 2010 — Aeroflot’s passenger traffic amounted to 22 bln 932 mln passenger-kilometers, which is 37% higher than the results of the same period of 2009. An amount of transported passengers increased by 31.7% to 7 mln and 461 thousand passengers. The load factor also increased to 77.6%, higher than last year by 9.8%. The payload equaled 63.2%, which is 9.2% above the last year parameter.
Eight months of 2010 showed Aeroflot’s results in the growth of passenger traffic to exceed the industry’s average by 4.3%.
According to general director Vitaly Saveliev, «Aeroflot’s operating results manifest effectiveness of the policy selected in improving services and increasing the number of loyal passengers. I am sure that Aeroflot has all chances to become one of the leaders in air transport in Europe. The purpose is ambitious but realistic. Rising mobility is key to the success of the country. It’s obvious — the future relies upon aviation.»
AEROFLOT is Russia’s leading air carrier, member of the global SkyTeam alliance. Its consolidated route network covers 898 destinations in 169 countries. In 2009, Aeroflot carried 8.755 million passengers, group Aeroflot — 11,1 million.
Aeroflot holds the first place in passenger service on economy-class short- and medium-haul flights, and business-class long-haul flights among SkyTeam European airlines. Aeroflot’s leading position was discovered based on SkyTeam’s Onboard Survey results for April — September 2009.
Aeroflot is among top 25 airlines in the world by Air Transport World magazine in accordance with the results of financial and economic activity in 2009 (Category «operating profit» and «net profit»)
Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to enter the IOSA Registry, and has multiple times confirmed the certificate. Aeroflot has successfully passed the ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations) procedure. The company’s Quality Management System is certified for compliance with ISO 9001:2000.
Aeroflot operates one of Europe’s youngest air fleets that consists of 100 aircraft. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, at the Sheremetyevo International Airport. Find more at www.aeroflot.ru.
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