March 1, 2011, Moscow. – JSC "Aeroflot – Russian Airlines" has summarized its business results for January 2011.
In January 2011, Aeroflot’s passenger traffic increased by 19.2% in comparison to the similar period of 2010 to attain 894.8 mln passenger-kilometers. The most significant growth as compared to the similar period of 2010 (+24,1%) occurred on international flights where the traffic reached 2,132,300,000 passenger-kilometers. The traffic on domestic flights was 762.5 mln passenger-kilometers, having increased by 7.5% in comparison to January 2010.
The number of uplifted passengers increased by 16.3% to attain 912.700. The number of passengers on international flights increased by 20.2% (+102,600 passengers) to attain 610,500. On domestic flights, 302,200 passengers were uplifted. This amount is 9.2% (+25.500 passengers) higher than that for the similar period of 2010. In December, the occupancy of passenger seats was 71.9%, a 1.0 percentage point growth as compared to the previous year. The commercial load was 56.9%, a 1.3 percentage point growth as compared to the previous year.
The total weight of mail and cargo transported by Aeroflot on cargo aircraft increased by a factor of 3.8 as compared to the similar period of 2010 to attain 2,000,896.6 tons. The ton-kilometer indicator for cargo aircraft increased by a factor of 3.9 as compared to January 2010 to attain 19.900 mln ton-kilometers.
Aeroflot, a leader of Russia’s air fleet, is a member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance. Aeroflot’s overall flight network comprises 898 locations in 169 countries. In 2010, 11.3 mln passengers used Aeroflot’s services and about 14.07 mln used the services offered by the Aeroflot group.
Aeroflot was the winner in the contest between European members of SkyTeam in serving economy-class passengers in short- and medium-range flights and business-class passengers in long-range flights. “Onboard Survey,” the marketing survey conducted by SkyTeam from April to September 2009, confirmed Aeroflot’s leading positions.
Aeroflot belongs to 25 leading airlines of the world according to Air Transport World journal, based on the results of its financial and economic activities in 2009 ("operating profit" and "profit margin" categories).
Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to be included in the IOSA operator registry and it continues to confirm the certificate in a regular way. The airline has successfully passed the Safety audit for ground operations (ISAGO). Aeroflot is a holder of the unified certificate of compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008.
Aeroflot operates one of the youngest air fleets in Europe that consists of 101 aircraft. Aeroflot’s hub is Sheremetyevo international airport in Moscow. For more details please visit www.aeroflot.ru.
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