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22 August 2017

Aeroflot Group Passenger Traffic Up 20.3% In July 2017

Moscow, 22 August 2017 – Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for July and the first seven months of 2017[1].

January-July 2017 Operating Highlights

In the first seven months of 2017, Aeroflot Group carried 28.3 million passengers, up 17.3% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 18.5 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 14.3%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 19.0% and 12.0% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 16.4% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 10.3% for Aeroflot airline.

The passenger load factor increased by 1.7 p.p. year-on-year to 82.3% for the Group and by 1.2 p.p. year-on-year to 81.7% for the company.

July 2017 Operating Highlights

In July 2017, Aeroflot Group carried 5.3 million passengers, up 20.3% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 3.3 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 18.7%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 19.9% and 13.7% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 19.0% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 14.0% for Aeroflot airline.

On domestic routes, Group passengers carried and RPKs grew by 13.5% and 11.6% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 12.4% year-on-year. Company passengers carried and RPKs on domestic routes were up 19.5% and 11.1% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 13.2%.

In July 2017, the number of passengers carried on the Group’s international routes increased by 29.8% year-on-year. RPKs increased by 26.9%, while capacity grew by 24.2%. The number of passengers carried by Aeroflot airline on international routes increased by 17.9%. RPKs increased by 15.1% and ASKs by 14.5%. Growth in the international segment was driven by stable demand in the context of a 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.

The passenger load factor increased by 0.7 p.p. year-on-year to 90.9% for the Group. For the Company the passenger load factor decreased by 0.3 p.p. year-on-year to 89.2% as a result of a decrease in the passenger load factor on domestic routes by 1.8 p.p. year-on-year to 92.1%. The decrease in passenger load factor on domestic routes was a result of the high base effect – in July 2016, this indicator reached a peak of 93.9% following an increase of 4.4 p.p. year-on-year.

Fleet Update

In July 2017, the Group added two aircraft: one Airbus A321 and one Boeing 737-800. At the same time one Airbus A320, one Airbus A321 and one Boeing 737-800 were phased out of the Aeroflot Group fleet. Since the start of the year Aeroflot Group added eight aircraft. As of 31 July 2017, the Group had 297 aircraft (excluding one An-24 which was leased out and five An-148 which were subleased).

In July 2017, Aeroflot airline added one Airbus A321. At the same time one Airbus A320 and one Airbus A321 were phased out of the Company fleet. Overall, since the start of the year the fleet of Aeroflot airline increased by nine aircraft, bringing the total fleet to 198 aircraft as of 31 July 2017.

Aeroflot Group Operating Results

 

July
2017

July
2016

Change

 7 months 2017

7 months 2016

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

5,326.6

4,426.5

     20.3%

28,288.6

24,121.2

     17.3%

- international 

2,409.4

1,856.8

     29.8%

12,654.8

9,949.0

     27.2%

- domestic

2,917.2

2,569.7

     13.5%

15,633.8

14,172.2

     10.3%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

13,796.2

11,508.3

19.9%

73,187.8

61,519.3

19.0%

- international 

7,870.5

6,200.0

     26.9%

43,393.8

34,476.5

     25.9%

- domestic

5,925.7

5,308.3

     11.6%

29,794.0

27,042.8

     10.2%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

15,174.8

12,755.7

     19.0%

88,893.7

76,372.6

     16.4%

- international 

8,781.4

7,068.8

     24.2%

52,522.9

43,898.8

     19.6%

- domestic

6,393.4

5,686.9

     12.4%

36,370.8

32,473.8

     12.0%

Passenger load factor, %

90.9%

90.2%

    0.7 p.p.

82.3%

80.6%

     1.7 p.p.

- international 

89.6%

87.7%

     1.9 p.p.

82.6%

78.5%

    4.1 p.p.

- domestic

92.7%

93.3%

   (0.6 p.p.)

81.9%

83.3%

   (1.4 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

22,227.5

15,906.9

     39.7%

144,585.9

100,704.7

     43.6%

- international 

11,920.9

6,648.9

     79.3%

80,822.3

45,862.3

     76.2%

- domestic

10,306.6

9,258.0

     11.3%

63,763.6

54,842.4

     16.3%

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

101.8

71.2

     43.0%

656.0

440.7

     48.9%

- international 

59.1

31.0

     90.6%

400.5

213.8

     87.3%

- domestic

42.7

40.2

      6.2%

255.5

226.9

     12.6%

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,343.5

1,106.9

     21.4%

7,242.8

5,977.5

     21.2%

- international 

767.5

589.1

     30.3%

4,305.9

3,316.7

     29.8%

- domestic

576.0

517.8

     11.2%

2,936.9

2,660.8

     10.4%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,811.1

1,548.1

     17.0%

10,714.7

9,271.8

     15.6%

- international 

1,040.3

858.2

     21.2%

6,329.0

5,400.6

     17.2%

- domestic

770.8

689.9

     11.7%

4,385.7

3,871.2

     13.3%

Revenue load factor, %

74.2%

71.5%

     2.7 p.p.

67.6%

64.5%

     3.1 p.p.

- international 

73.8%

68.6%

     5.2 p.p.

68.0%

61.4%

     6.6 p.p.

- domestic

74.7%

75.1%

   (0.4 p.p.)

67.0%

68.7%

   (1.7 p.p.)

Revenue flights

34,331

29,910

     14.8%

209,189

188,224

     11.1%

- international 

14,242

12,409

     14.8%

86,527

76,629

     12.9%

- domestic

20,089

17,501

     14.8%

122,662

111,595

      9.9%

Flight hours for fleet

93,770

83,463

     12.3%

571,009

514,331

     11.0%

 

Aeroflot – Russian Airlines Operating Results

 

July
2017

July
2016

Change

 7 months 2017

7 months 2016

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

3,300.6

2,781.0

     18.7%

18,546.2

16,219.1

     14.3%

- international 

1,716.6

1,455.6

     17.9%

9,723.5

8,238.7

     18.0%

- domestic

1,584.0

1,325.4

     19.5%

8,822.7

7,980.4

     10.6%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

9,086.8

7,993.7

13.7%

51,887.7

46,320.5

12.0%

- international 

5,884.6

5,111.0

     15.1%

34,449.6

29,659.7

     16.1%

- domestic

3,202.2

2,882.7

     11.1%

17,438.1

16,660.8

      4.7%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

10,187.6

8,933.7

     14.0%

63,476.8

57,536.6

     10.3%

- international 

6,711.4

5,862.8

     14.5%

42,602.6

37,949.8

     12.3%

- domestic

3,476.2

3,070.9

     13.2%

20,874.2

19,586.8

      6.6%

Passenger load factor, %

89.2%

89.5%

 (0.3 p.p.)

81.7%

80.5%

       1.2 p.p.

- international 

87.7%

87.2%

   0.5 p.p.

80.9%

78.2%

       2.7 p.p.

- domestic

92.1%

93.9%

(1.8 p.p.)

83.5%

85.1%

      (1.6 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

18,461.9

13,250.9

     39.3%

122,657.4

87,490.5

     40.2%

- international 

11,703.4

6,516.0

     79.6%

79,402.4

44,704.1

     77.6%

- domestic

6,758.5

6,734.9

      0.4%

43,255.0

42,786.4

      1.1%

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

85.5

60.6

     41.1%

568.8

404.7

     40.5%

- international 

58.1

30.7

     89.3%

394.1

211.3

     86.5%

- domestic

27.4

29.9

     (8.4%)

174.7

193.4

     (9.7%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

903.3

780.0

     15.8%

5,238.7

4,573.6

     14.5%

- international 

587.7

490.7

     19.8%

3,494.6

2,880.7

     21.3%

- domestic

315.6

289.3

      9.1%

1,744.1

1,692.9

      3.0%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,240.4

1,117.5

     11.0%

7,777.4

7,184.4

       8.3%

- international 

817.5

726.4

     12.5%

5,251.5

4,730.7

     11.0%

- domestic

422.9

391.1

      8.1%

2,525.9

2,453.7

      2.9%

Revenue load factor, %

72.8%

69.8%

   3.0 p.p.

67.4%

63.7%

      3.7 p.p.

- international 

71.9%

67.6%

   4.3 p.p.

66.5%

60.9%

      5.6 p.p.

- domestic

74.6%

74.0%

   0.6 p.p.

69.0%

69.0%

           -  

Revenue flights

21,853

18,774

     16.4%

137,598

124,500

     10.5%

- international 

10,691

9,612

     11.2%

68,596

62,636

      9.5%

- domestic

11,162

9,162

     21.8%

69,002

61,864

     11.5%

Flight hours for fleet

62,396

55,531

     12.4%

397,330

363,800

       9.2%

 

About Aeroflot Group

Aeroflot Group is Russia’s largest airline group and one of the largest in Europe. In 2016, the Group accounted for 42.3% of Russia’s air-travel market, carrying 43.4 million passengers, of which 29.0 million flew Aeroflot – Russian Airlines.

PJSC Aeroflot is the Group’s parent company. Aeroflot Group includes Aeroflot – Russian Airlines, Rossiya, Aurora and Pobeda.

As of the end of 2016, the Group fleet comprised 292 planes, 189 of which are operated by Aeroflot – Russian Airlines. The Group services over 314 regular destinations to 51 countries, with Aeroflot – Russian Airlines operating 133 regular routes across 50 countries.

 

The Russian Federation owns a 51.17% stake in PJSC Aeroflot (through the Federal Agency for State Property Management). About 41% is free-float owned by institutional and retail investors.

PJSC Aeroflot shares are traded on Moscow Exchange (ticker: AFLT) and internationally as Global Depository Receipts in Frankfurt and as American Depository Receipts in the US

Investor enquiries

Aeroflot Investor Relations

+7 (495) 258-06-86

ir@aeroflot.ru

 

Media enquiries
Aeroflot Press Service

+7 (495) 752-90-71

+7 (499) 500-73-87

+7 (495) 753-86-39

presscentr@aeroflot.ru

 

[1] According to management accounts.