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