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28 November 2017

Aeroflot Group Passenger Traffic Up 16.3% In 10M 2017

Moscow, 28 November 2017 – Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for October and the first ten months of 2017[1].

January–October 2017 Operating Highlights

In the first ten months of 2017, Aeroflot Group carried 42.6 million passengers, up 16.3% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 27.7 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 13.9%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 17.3% and 11.4% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 15.5% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 10.6% for Aeroflot airline.

The passenger load factor increased by 1.3 p.p. year-on-year to 83.5% for the Group and by 0.6 p.p. year-on-year to 82.6% for the Company.

October 2017 Operating Highlights

In October 2017, Aeroflot Group carried 4.3 million passengers, up 12.1% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 2.9 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 11.9%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 11.9% and 9.6% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 10.2% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 10.3% for Aeroflot airline.

On domestic routes, Group passengers carried and RPKs grew by 6.5% and 5.2% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 1.5% year-on-year. Company passengers carried and RPKs on domestic routes were up 12.2% and 8.3% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 8.9%.

In October 2017, the number of passengers carried on the Group’s international routes increased by 19.3% year-on-year. RPKs increased by 16.8%, while capacity grew by 16.7%. The number of passengers carried by Aeroflot airline on international routes increased by 11.7%. RPKs increased by 10.3% and ASKs by 11.0%. Growth in the international segment was driven by stable demand in the context of a strengthening ruble, increased flight frequencies and the launch of flights to new international destinations, as well as the development of Rossiya’s partnerships with tour operators and of Pobeda’s international route network.

The passenger load factor increased by 1.2 p.p. year-on-year to 82.2% for the Group. For the Company the passenger load factor decreased by 0.5 p.p. year-on-year to 81.4%.

Fleet Update

In October 2017, the Group added five aircraft: three Boeing 737-800s, one Airbus A320 and one Airbus A321. At the same time one Boeing 737-800 was phased out of the Aeroflot Group fleet.  Overall, since the start of the year the Group fleet increased by 27 aircraft, bringing the total fleet to 312 aircraft as of 31 October 2017 (excluding one An-24 which was leased out and six An-148 which were subleased).

In October 2017, Aeroflot airline added four aircraft: two Boeing 737-800s, one Airbus A320 and one Airbus A321. Overall, since the start of the year the fleet of Aeroflot airline increased by 25 aircraft, bringing the total fleet to 214 aircraft as of 31 October 2017.

Aeroflot Group Operating Results

 

October
2017

October
2016

Change

10 months 2017

10 months 2016

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

4,301.4

3,837.7

12.1%

42,641.1

36,663.3

     16.3%

- international 

1,997.3

1,674.1

19.3%

19,217.9

15,299.8

     25.6%

- domestic

2,304.2

2,163.6

      6.5%

23,423.2

21,363.5

      9.6%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

11,270.8

10,074.8

11.9%

110,651.9

94,302.7

17.3%

- international 

6,802.7

5,825.8

     16.8%

65,210.3

52,727.3

     23.7%

- domestic

4,468.1

4,249.0

      5.2%

45,441.6

41,575.4

      9.3%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

13,712.4

12,440.6

     10.2%

132,466.0

114,677.5

     15.5%

- international 

8,329.9

7,136.1

     16.7%

78,149.6

65,472.6

     19.4%

- domestic

5,382.5

5,304.5

      1.5%

54,316.4

49,204.9

     10.4%

Passenger load factor, %

82.2%

81.0%

    1.2 p.p.

83.5%

82.2%

     1.3 p.p.

- international 

81.7%

81.6%

    0.1 p.p.

83.4%

80.5%

     2.9 p.p.

- domestic

83.0%

80.1%

     2.9 p.p.

83.7%

84.5%

   (0.8 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

27,212.4

21,754.4

     25.1%

218,718.2

159,653.6

     37.0%

- international 

15,200.9

11,192.7

     35.8%

121,917.4

73,740.0

     65.3%

- domestic

12,011.5

10,561.7

     13.7%

96,800.8

85,913.6

     12.7%

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

120.0

98.7

     21.6%

992.3

709.9

     39.8%

- international 

73.0

54.4

     34.2%

603.0

350.2

     72.2%

- domestic

46.9

44.4

      5.6%

389.3

359.7

      8.2%

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,134.4

1,005.5

     12.8%

10,950.9

9,197.2

     19.1%

- international 

685.3

578.7

     18.4%

6,471.9

5,095.8

     27.0%

- domestic

449.1

426.8

      5.2%

4,479.1

4,101.4

      9.2%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,627.7

1,516.8

       7.3%

15,903.9

13,921.1

     14.2%

- international 

982.5

872.7

     12.6%

9,355.6

8,020.6

     16.6%

- domestic

645.2

644.1

      0.2%

6,548.3

5,900.4

     11.0%

Revenue load factor, %

69.7%

66.3%

     3.4 p.p.

68.9%

66.1%

     2.8 p.p.

- international 

69.8%

66.3%

     3.4 p.p.

69.2%

63.5%

     5.6 p.p.

- domestic

69.6%

66.3%

     3.3 p.p.

68.4%

69.5%

   (1.1 p.p.)

Revenue flights

32,292

29,290

     10.2%

309,071

277,780

     11.3%

- international 

13,778

12,138

     13.5%

128,510

113,603

     13.1%

- domestic

18,514

17,152

      7.9%

180,561

164,177

     10.0%

Flight hours for fleet

88,980

81,589

       9.1%

845,285

763,202

     10.8%

Aeroflot – Russian Airlines Operating Results

 

October
2017

October
2016

Change

10 months 2017

10 months 2016

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

2,912.5

2,602.1

11.9%

27,701.9

24,312.0

     13.9%

- international 

1,505.2

1,348.1

     11.7%

14,462.2

12,406.7

     16.6%

- domestic

1,407.3

1,254.0

     12.2%

13,239.7

11,905.3

     11.2%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

8,166.6

7,451.0

9.6%

77,339.3

69,442.1

11.4%

- international 

5,305.9

4,808.8

     10.3%

50,926.1

44,388.0

     14.7%

- domestic

2,860.7

2,642.2

      8.3%

26,413.2

25,054.1

      5.4%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

10,029.2

9,094.1

   10.3%

93,585.3

84,647.2

     10.6%

- international 

6,606.9

5,951.2

    11.0%

62,394.9

55,569.7

     12.3%

- domestic

3,422.3

3,142.9

     8.9%

31,190.4

29,077.5

      7.3%

Passenger load factor, %

81.4%

81.9%

 (0.5 p.p.)

82.6%

82.0%

       0.6 p.p.

- international 

80.3%

80.8%

 (0.5 p.p.)

81.6%

79.9%

       1.7 p.p.

- domestic

83.6%

84.1%

 (0.5 p.p.)

84.7%

86.2%

      (1.5 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

22,019.0

18,799.6

     17.1%

183,860.7

137,667.1

     33.6%

- international 

14,415.9

11,047.0

     30.5%

119,217.8

72,155.9

     65.2%

- domestic

7,603.1

7,752.6

     (1.9%)

64,642.9

65,511.2

     (1.3%)

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

102.8

87.5

   17.5%

854.3

639.3

     33.6%

- international 

70.7

54.0

     30.8%

591.8

346.7

     70.7%

- domestic

32.1

33.5

     (4.1%)

262.5

292.6

    (10.3%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

837.8

758.1

    10.5%

7,814.8

6,889.1

     13.4%

- international 

548.2

486.8

     12.6%

5,175.1

4,341.7

     19.2%

- domestic

289.6

271.3

      6.7%

2,639.7

2,547.4

      3.6%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,211.3

1,131.9

       7.0%

11,427.0

10,567.5

       8.1%

- international 

798.7

744.0

      7.4%

7,651.2

6,922.7

     10.5%

- domestic

412.6

387.9

      6.4%

3,775.8

3,644.8

      3.6%

Revenue load factor, %

69.2%

67.0%

   2.2 p.p.

68.4%

65.2%

       3.2 p.p.

- international 

68.6%

65.4%

    3.2 p.p.

67.6%

62.7%

       4.9 p.p.

- domestic

70.2%

69.9%

    0.3 p.p.

69.9%

69.9%

           -  

Revenue flights

21,844

19,510

     12.0%

202,533

182,169

     11.2%

- international 

10,709

9,805

      9.2%

100,453

91,589

      9.7%

- domestic

11,135

9,705

     14.7%

102,080

90,580

     12.7%

Flight hours for fleet

62,966

57,155

     10.2%

583,631

532,552

       9.6%

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[1] According to management accounts.