September 25, 2012 Moscow
JSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” traffic and capacity figures reached record levels in August and 8 months of 2012.
In August 2012 passenger turnover of the company went up by 19.1% against the same period in 2011 and reached record level of 5,201 mln passenger-kilometers. The international passenger turnover totaled 3,567 mln passenger-kilometers which is 22.5% more compared to the same period of 2011. The domestic passenger turnover increased by 12.3% against August 2011 and amounted to 1,634 mln passenger-kilometers.
Seat load factor in August 2012 reached the highest level in recent years – 85.7%, revenue load factor totaled 68.6%.
Total passenger traffic increased by 25.3% and reached an all-time monthly record amounting to 1,839.1 ths passengers. The international passenger traffic rose by 26.6% (+239.9 ths passengers) hitting 1,142.0 ths passengers. The number of passengers served on domestic lines was 697.1 ths which is 23.1% more (+130.9 ths passengers) against August 2011.
Aeroflot cargo-mail tonnage totaled 16,966 tonne which is 27.7% more compared to August 2011.
The results for first 8 months of 2012 show that passenger turnover of Aeroflot was 32,866 mln passenger-kilometers, which represents 19.2% (+5,289 mln pkm) increase compared with the results for 8 months of 2011. The number of carried passengers increased by 26.1% (+2,393 ths passengers) to become 11,570 ths passengers. The seat load factor totaled 77.8%.
Aeroflot is Russia’s leading air carrier, member of the global SkyTeam alliance. Its consolidated route network covers 983 destinations in 178 countries. In 2011 Aeroflot carried over 14 million passengers. In 2011 SkyTrax put Aeroflot into the top 3 of the ‘most dynamically developing airlines of the world’ and honoured Aeroflot with a prestigious international SkyTrax World Airline Award as ‘the best airline in Eastern Europe’. In 2010 Air Transport World magazine put Aeroflot at the top 25 world airlines for ‘operational profit’ and ‘net profit’ results. Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to enter the IOSA Registry, and has been consistently re-attested. Aeroflot has successfully passed the ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations) procedure. The company’s Quality Management System is certified for compliance with ISO 9001:2008. Aeroflot – General Partner of Sochi 2014 Olympics and Paralympics. Aeroflot operates one of Europe’s youngest air fleets that consists of 120 aircraft. Aeroflot is based at Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport. Find more at www.aeroflot.ru.