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14 March 2013

Aeroflot is in Top-5 European Airlines with the Largest Passenger Traffic

March 14, 2013 MOSCOW

According to Flightglobal Pro studies published in Airline Business Journal, Aeroflot is in Top-5 air companies operating in Europe with the largest passenger traffic in 2012. Last year the passenger turnover of the leading Russian air carrier amounted to 50.53 billion pkm, showing the impressive growth of 20.3%, compared to 2011.

Aeroflot passenger carrying capacity deserves mentioning as well. In 2012 Available Seat Kilometres (ASK) totaled to 64.85 billion (almost 20 % higher than in 2011), which provided Aeroflot with a place in Top-5 of European airlines with the largest traffic capacity. This indicator (seats available multiplied by a distance flown) serves as the analogue of production capacity in aviation and Aeroflot is traditionally holding its position in the World’s Top-30 Airlines with the largest transportation capacities.

Moreover, according to Airline Business, Aeroflot seat load factor in 2012 (77.9%) is the 8-th in Europe.

Celebrating its 90-th anniversary in 2013, Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship airline and the largest national air company. Proudly being a member of SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot with its partnering members provides service to 1000 destinations in 187 countries. Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe counting 130 aircraft formed by Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average airplane age of 5 years. In 2012 Aeroflot carried 17,7 million passengers, continuously showing the best results in modern Russia’s history. In the same year Aeroflot received Readers’ Choice Condé Nast Traveller Award as the best Russian airline. Find more at www.aeroflot.ru.