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04 February 2014

Aeroflot Group Joins European Top 5 and World Top 20 Airlines by Passenger Turnover

February 04, 2014, Moscow. — Aeroflot Group has been ranked among the leading global airlines in terms of revenue passenger turnover in 2013. The rating was published by the influential international journal Air Transport World. The turnover rate achieved by the Group during 11 months of the last year — 79 billion passenger-kilometers — allowed Aeroflot to enter European top five and global top twenty, even though the results of its peers were calculated for the entire 2013.

It should also be noted that Aeroflot Group took the second place in Europe by growth rate of revenue passenger turnover (14.9%). The number of passengers — 29 million in 11 months of 2013 — positioned Aeroflot as the 6th among the leading European airlines but the Group also took the second place in terms of growth of this indicator (14.3%).

According to Air Transport World, Aeroflot Group is also among European top ten carriers by passenger load factor — 78.6% during the first 11 months of 2013.

An active growth of operating performance, noted by ATW, confirms the attainability of Aeroflot’s strategic goals which imply joining European top five and global top twenty airlines by passenger traffic and revenues in 2025.

Сelebrating its 90-th anniversary in 2013, Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship airline and the largest national air company. Proudly being a member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot with its partnering members provides service to more than 1000 destinations in 178 countries. Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe counting 144 aircraft formed by Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average airplane age between five and six years old. In 2012 Aeroflot carried 17.7 million passengers (27.5 million passengers as Aeroflot Group), continuously showing the best results in modern Russia’s history. In June 2013 Aeroflot was for the second time awarded by SKYTRAX as The Best Airline in Eastern Europe. Find more at www.aeroflot.com.