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24 May 2017

Aeroflot Group Passenger Traffic Up 15.9% in January-April 2017

Moscow, 24 May 2017 – Today, Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for April and the first four months of 2017.

January – April, 2017 Operating Highlights

In the first four months of 2017, Aeroflot Group carried 14.1 million passengers, up 15.9% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 9.6 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 13.3%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 18.5% and 12.3% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 15.4% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 10.0% for Aeroflot airline.

The passenger load factor increased by 2.1 p.p. year-on-year to 79.2% for the Group and by 1.7 p.p. year-on-year to 79.2% for the Company.

April 2017 Operating Highlights

In April 2017, Aeroflot Group carried 3.8 million passengers, up 20.9% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 2.6 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 15.3%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 23.0% and 13.2% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 18.1% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 9.1% for Aeroflot airline.

On domestic routes, Group passengers carried and RPKs grew by 14.4% and 13.4% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 14.7% year-on-year. Company passengers carried and RPKs on domestic routes were up 10.0% and 4.0% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 4.3%.

In April 2017, the number of passengers carried on the Group’s international routes increased by 30.0% year-on-year. RPKs increased by 30.5%, while capacity grew by 20.5%. The number of passengers carried by Aeroflot airline on international routes increased by 20.7%. RPKs increased by 18.4%, and ASKs by 11.7%. Growth in the international segment was driven by the stable demand in line with the strengthening ruble, increased flight frequencies and the launch of flights to new international destinations, as well as the development of Rossiya’s partnerships with tour operators and of Pobeda’s international route network.

As a result of these factors, the passenger load factor increased by 3.3 p.p. year-on-year to 82.7% for the Group (by 6.4 p.p. year-on-year to 84.0% for international routes). The slight 0.9 p.p. decrease of domestic flights has to do with last year’s significant growth and the according basis of comparison. For the company the passenger load factor increased by 3.0 p.p. year-on-year to 83.5%.

Fleet Update

In April 2017, the Group added five aircraft: two Boeing 737-800 and three Airbus A320. At the same time, one 737-800 was phased out of the Aeroflot Group fleet. Overall, the fleet of the Group increased by four aircraft in April 2017. As of 30 April 2017, the Group had 295 aircraft (excluding one An-24 which was leased out and five An-148 which were subleased).

In April 2017, Aeroflot Airline added five aircraft: two Boeing 737-800 and three Airbus A320. Overall, the fleet of the Group increased by five aircraft in April 2017, bringing the total fleet to 196 aircraft as of 30 April 2017.

 

Aeroflot Group Operating Results

 

April
2017 

April
2016 

Change

4 months 2017

4 months 2016

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

3,847.2

3,183.3

     20.9%

14,148.7

12,204.0

     15.9%

- international 

1,705.0

1,311.3

     30.0%

6,282.6

5,027.2

     25.0%

- domestic

2,142.2

1,872.0

     14.4%

7,866.1

7,176.8

      9.6%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

9,937.5

8,077.2

23.0%

36,870.5

31,101.8

18.5%

- international 

5,939.3

4,552.5

     30.5%

22,470.3

18,013.8

     24.7%

- domestic

3,998.2

3,524.7

     13.4%

14,400.2

13,088.0

     10.0%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

12,016.6

10,176.7

     18.1%

46,526.6

40,319.8

     15.4%

- international 

7,068.6

5,864.5

     20.5%

27,915.2

23,881.9

     16.9%

- domestic

4,948.0

4,312.2

     14.7%

18,611.4

16,437.9

     13.2%

Passenger load factor, %

82.7%

79.4%

     3.3 p.p.

79.2%

77.1%

     2.1 p.p.

- international 

84.0%

77.6%

     6.4 p.p.

80.5%

75.4%

    5.1 p.p.

- domestic

80.8%

81.7%

   (0.9 p.p.)

77.4%

79.6%

   (2.2 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

21,957.5

16,153.2

     35.9%

79,141.1

54,612.1

     44.9%

- international 

12,253.5

7,604.6

     61.1%

45,042.8

26,104.4

     72.5%

- domestic

9,704.0

8,548.6

     13.5%

34,098.3

28,507.7

     19.6%

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

98.9

71.1

     39.1%

357.7

236.0

     51.6%

- international 

61.0

35.7

     70.9%

223.5

122.2

     82.9%

- domestic

37.9

35.4

      7.1%

134.2

113.8

     17.9%

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

993.2

798.0

     24.5%

3,676.0

3,035.1

     21.1%

- international 

595.5

445.4

     33.7%

2,245.7

1,743.4

     28.8%

- domestic

397.7

352.6

     12.8%

1,430.3

1,291.7

     10.7%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,441.6

1,236.0

     16.6%

5,662.5

4,897.6

     15.6%

- international 

848.0

720.7

     17.7%

3,417.6

2,966.2

     15.2%

- domestic

593.6

515.3

     15.2%

2,244.9

1,931.4

     16.2%

Revenue load factor, %

68.9%

64.6%

     4.3 p.p.

64.9%

62.0%

    2.9 p.p.

- international 

70.2%

61.8%

     8.4 p.p.

65.7%

58.8%

    6.9 p.p.

- domestic

67.0%

68.4%

   (1.4 p.p.)

63.7%

66.9%

   (3.2 p.p.)

Revenue flights

29,043

25,566

     13.6%

111,393

101,236

     10.0%

- international 

11,976

10,407

     15.1%

45,741

40,973

     11,6%

- domestic

17,067

15,159

     12.6%

65,652

60,263

      8,9%

Flight hours for fleet

79,141

69,435

     14.0%

304,100

274,330

     10,9%

 

Aeroflot – Russian Airlines Operating Results

 

April
2017 

April
2016 

Change

4 months 2017

4 months 2016

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

2,624.3

2,275.2

     15.3%

9,639.6

8,504.6

     13.3%

- international 

1,371.2

1,135.7

     20.7%

5,124.8

4,343.8

     18.0%

- domestic

1,253.1

1,139.5

     10.0%

4,514.8

4,160.8

      8,5%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

7,372.9

6,516.0

13.2%

27,431.7

24,420.4

12.3%

- international 

4,887.4

4,127.1

     18.4%

18,647.3

15,918.9

     17.1%

- domestic

2,485.5

2,388.9

      4.0%

8,784.4

8,501.5

      3.3%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

8,824.8

8,090.6

       9.1%

34,630.1

31,493.6

     10.0%

- international 

5,861.1

5,248.0

     11.7%

23,584.5

21,112.6

     11.7%

- domestic

2,963.7

2,842.6

      4.3%

11,045.6

10,381.0

      6.4%

Passenger load factor, %

83.5%

80.5%

  3.0 p.p.

79.2%

77.5%

       1.7 p.p.

- international 

83.4%

78.6%

   4.8 p.p.

79.1%

75.4%

       3.7 p.p.

- domestic

83.9%

84.0%

(0.1 p.p.)

79.5%

81.9%

     (2.4 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

18,986.2

14,651.7

     29.6%

67,817.0

48,266.2

     40.5%

- international 

12,027.8

7,456.4

     61.3%

44,274.7

25,364.2

     74.6%

- domestic

6,958.4

7,195.3

     (3.3%)

23,542.3

22,902.0

      2.8%

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

88.4

68.3

     29.4%

314.6

224.4

     40.2%

- international 

59.9

35.3

     69.7%

220.1

120.7

     82.4%

- domestic

28.5

33.0

   (13.6%)

94.5

103.7

     (8.9%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

752.0

654.7

     14.9%

2,783.4

2,422.3

     14.9%

- international 

499.8

406.8

     22.9%

1,898.3

1,553.4

     22.2%

- domestic

252.2

247.9

      1.7%

885.1

868.9

      1.9%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,072.0

1,009.9

       6.1%

4,276.0

3,928.0

       8.9%

- international 

715.0

653.5

      9.4%

2,941.9

2,641.5

     11.4%

- domestic

357.0

356.4

      0.2%

1,334.1

1,286.5

      3.7%

Revenue load factor, %

70.1%

64.8%

   5.3 p.p.

65.1%

61.7%

       3.4 p.p.

- international 

69.9%

62.2%

   7.7 p.p.

64.5%

58.8%

       5.7 p.p.

- domestic

70.6%

69.6%

   1.0 p.p.

66.3%

67.5%

      (1.2 p.p.)

Revenue flights

19,369

17,631

       9.9%

74,876

68,573

       9.2%

- international 

9,613

8,721

     10.2%

37,642

34,640

      8.7%

- domestic

9,756

8,910

     9.5%

37,234

33,933

      9.7%

Flight hours for fleet

55,955

51,299

       9.1%

217,978

200,645

       8.6%

 

 

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