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25 September 2017

Aeroflot Group Passenger Traffic Up 17.1% In January-August 2017

      

Moscow, 25 September 2017 – Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for August and the first eight months of 2017.

January–August 2017 Operating Highlights

In the first eight months of 2017, Aeroflot Group carried 33.6 million passengers, up 17.1% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 21.8 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 14.5%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 18.5% and 12.0% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 16.3% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 10.6% for Aeroflot airline. 

The passenger load factor increased by 1.5 p.p. year-on-year to 83.4% for the Group and by 1.0 p.p. year-on-year to 82.6% for the company.

August 2017 Operating Highlights

In August 2017, Aeroflot Group carried 5.3 million passengers, up 16.0% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 3.2 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 15.4%. 

Group and Company RPKs increased by 16.2% and 12.1% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 15.9% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 12.7% for Aeroflot airline. 

On domestic routes, Group passengers carried and RPKs grew by 9.7% and 8.9% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 9.7% year-on-year. Company passengers carried and RPKs on domestic routes were up 15.1% and 8.1% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 9.9%.

In August 2017, the number of passengers carried on the Group’s international routes increased by 24.7% year-on-year. RPKs increased by 22.3%, while capacity grew by 20.8%. The number of passengers carried by Aeroflot airline on international routes increased by 15.7%. RPKs increased by 14.4% and ASKs by 14.1%. 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 0.2 p.p. year-on-year to 89.9% for the Group. For the Company the passenger load factor decreased by 0.4 p.p. year-on-year to 88.1% as a result of a decrease in the passenger load factor on domestic routes by 1.5 p.p. year-on-year to 90.7%. The decrease in passenger load factor on domestic routes was a result of the high base effect – in August 2016, this indicator reached 92.2%. 

Fleet Update

In August 2017, the Group added five aircraft: one Airbus A321 and four Boeing 737-800. At the same time one Airbus A321 were phased out of the Aeroflot Group fleet. Since the start of the year Aeroflot Group added fifteen aircraft. As of 31 August 2017, the Group had 300 aircraft (excluding one An-24 which was leased out and six An-148 which were subleased).

In August 2017, Aeroflot airline added five aircraft: one Airbus A321 and four Boeing 737-800. At the same time one Airbus A321 were phased out of the Company fleet. Overall, since the start of the year the fleet of Aeroflot airline increased by thirteen aircraft, bringing the total fleet to 202 aircraft as of 31 August 2017.

 

Aeroflot Group Operating Results

 

August
2017

August
2016

Change

 8 months 2017

8 months 2016

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

5,263.9

4,536.0

     16.0% 

33,552.5

28,657.1

     17.1% 

- international  

2,382.5

1,910.2

     24.7% 

15,037.3

11,859.2

     26.8% 

- domestic

2,881.4

2,625.8

      9.7% 

18,515.2

16,797.9

     10.2% 

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

13,698.4

11,791.2

16.2%

86,886.1

73,310.4

18.5%

- international  

7,829.0

6,399.1

     22.3% 

51,222.7

40,875.5

     25.3% 

- domestic

5,869.4

5,392.1

      8.9% 

35,663.4

32,435.0

     10.0% 

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

15,232.1

13,148.0

     15.9% 

104,125.8

89,520.6

     16.3% 

- international  

8,815.5

7,299.0

     20.8% 

61,338.4

51,197.8

     19.8% 

- domestic

6,416.6

5,849.0

      9.7% 

42,787.4

38,322.8

     11.6% 

Passenger load factor, %

89.9%

89.7%

    0.2 p.p. 

83.4%

81.9%

     1.5 p.p.

- international  

88.8%

87.7%

     1.1 p.p. 

83.5%

79.8%

    3.7 p.p. 

- domestic

91.5%

92.2%

   (0.7 p.p.)

83.4%

84.6%

   (1.2 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

23,047.0

17,634.6

     30.7% 

167,632.9

118,339.1

     41.7% 

- international  

12,467.3

7,598.0

     64.1% 

93,289.6

53,460.3

     74.5% 

- domestic

10,579.7

10,036.6

      5.4% 

74,343.3

64,878.9

     14.6% 

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

106.3

81.4

     30.6% 

762.2

522.1

     46.0% 

- international  

62.4

38.0

     64.3% 

462.9

251.8

     83.8% 

- domestic

43.9

43.4

      1.1% 

299.3

270.3

     10.7% 

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,339.1

1,142.6

     17.2% 

8,582.0

7,120.0

     20.5% 

- international  

767.0

613.9

     24.9% 

5,073.0

3,930.6

     29.1% 

- domestic

572.1

528.7

      8.2% 

3,509.0

3,189.5

     10.0% 

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,817.6

1,587.5

     14.5% 

12,532.3

10,859.2

     15.4% 

- international  

1,042.4

880.7

     18.4% 

7,371.4

6,281.2

     17.4% 

- domestic

775.2

706.8

      9.7% 

5,160.9

4,578.0

     12.7% 

Revenue load factor, %

73.7%

72.0%

    1.7 p.p. 

68.5%

65.6%

    2.9 p.p.

- international  

73.6%

69.7%

     3.9 p.p. 

68.8%

62.6%

    6.2 p.p.

- domestic

73.8%

74.8%

   (1.0 p.p.)

68.0%

69.7%

  (1.7 p.p.)

Revenue flights

34,390

30,672

     12.1% 

243,579

218,896

     11.3% 

- international  

14,298

12,581

     13.6% 

100,825

89,210

     13.0% 

- domestic

20,092

18,091

     11.1% 

142,754

129,686

     10.1% 

Flight hours for fleet

93,986

85,084

     10.5% 

664,995

599,415

     10.9% 

 

Aeroflot – Russian Airlines Operating Results

 

August
2017

August
2016

Change

 8 months 2017

8 months 2016

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

3,247.5

2,814.1

     15.4% 

21,793.6

19,033.2

     14.5% 

- international  

1,686.5

1,458.0

     15.7% 

11,409.9

9,696.7

     17.7% 

- domestic

1,561.0

1,356.1

     15.1% 

10,383.7

9,336.5

     11.2% 

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

9,003.6

8,029.9

12.1%

60,891.3

54,350.4

12.0%

- international  

5,827.3

5,092.2

     14.4% 

40,276.9

34,751.8

     15.9% 

- domestic

3,176.3

2,937.7

      8.1% 

20,614.4

19,598.6

      5.2% 

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

10,220.8

9,071.7

     12.7% 

73,697.6

66,608.3

     10.6% 

- international  

6,718.4

5,886.1

     14.1% 

49,321.0

43,836.0

     12.5% 

- domestic

3,502.4

3,185.6

      9.9% 

24,376.6

22,772.3

      7.0% 

Passenger load factor, %

88.1%

88.5%

 (0.4 p.p.)

82.6%

81.6%

     1.0 p.p. 

- international  

86.7%

86.5%

   0.2 p.p. 

81.7%

79.3%

       2.4 p.p. 

- domestic

90.7%

92.2%

 (1.5 p.p.)

84.6%

86.1%

     (1.5 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

19,145.0

14,782.4

     29.5% 

141,802.4

102,272.8

     38.7% 

- international  

12,191.9

7,466.9

     63.3% 

91,594.3

52,170.9

     75.6% 

- domestic

6,953.1

7,315.5

     (5.0%)

50,208.1

50,101.9

      0.2% 

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

89.3

69.7

     28.1% 

658.0

474.5

     38.7% 

- international  

61.0

37.6

     62.2% 

455.1

249.0

     82.7% 

- domestic

28.3

32.1

(11.8%)

202.9

225.5

    (10.0%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

899.6

792.4

     13.5% 

6,138.3

5,366.1

     14.4% 

- international  

585.4

495.9

     18.0% 

4,080.1

3,376.7

     20.8% 

- domestic

314.2

296.5

      6.0% 

2,058.2

1,989.4

      3.5% 

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,242.0

1,130.3

       9.9% 

9,019.4

8,314.7

       8.5% 

- international  

816.1

727.4

     12.2% 

6,067.6

5,458.1

     11.2% 

- domestic

425.9

402.9

      5.7% 

2,951.8

2,856.6

      3.3% 

Revenue load factor, %

72.4%

70.1%

   2.3 p.p. 

68.1%

64.5%

       3.6 p.p. 

- international  

71.7%

68.2%

   3.5 p.p. 

67.2%

61.9%

        5.3 p.p. 

- domestic

73.8%

73.6%

   0.2 p.p. 

69.7%

69.6%

        0.1 p.p. 

Revenue flights

21,798

19,199

     13.5% 

159,396

143,699

     10.9% 

- international  

10,710

9,652

     11.0% 

79,306

72,288

      9.7% 

- domestic

11,088

9,547

     16.1% 

80,090

71,411

     12.2% 

Flight hours for fleet

62,297

56,233

     10.8% 

459,627

420,032

       9.4% 

 

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