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24 January 2018

Aeroflot Group Passenger Traffic Up 15.4% in 2017

Moscow, 24 January 2018 – Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for December and twelve months of 2017[1].

January–December 2017 Operating Highlights

In twelve months of 2017, Aeroflot Group carried 50.1 million passengers, up 15.4% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 32.8 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 13.3%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 16.2% and 11.0% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 14.2% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 10.3% for Aeroflot airline.

The passenger load factor increased by 1.4 p.p. year-on-year to 82.8% for the Group and by 0.5 p.p. year-on-year to 81.8% for the Company.

December 2017 Operating Highlights

In December 2017, Aeroflot Group carried 3.8 million passengers, up 9.6% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 2.6 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 8.7%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 9.1% and 7.8% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 7.3% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 7.9% for Aeroflot airline.

On domestic routes, Group passengers carried and RPKs grew by 8.5% and 7.5% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 2.8% year-on-year. Company passengers carried and RPKs on domestic routes were up 8.8% and 6.3% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 5.3%.

In December 2017, the number of passengers carried on the Group’s international routes increased by 11.0% year-on-year. RPKs increased by 10.2%, while capacity grew by 10.2%. The number of passengers carried by Aeroflot airline on international routes increased by 8.7%. RPKs increased by 8.5% and ASKs by 9.0%. 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 1.3 p.p. year-on-year to 78.6% for the Group. For the Company the passenger load factor decreased by 0.1 p.p. year-on-year to 77.1%.

Fleet Update

In December 2017, the Group added five aircraft: three SSJ100 and two Boeing 737-800. At the same time one Boeing 777-200ER was phased out of the Aeroflot Group fleet. Overall, since the start of the year the Group fleet increased by 40 aircraft, bringing the total fleet to 325 aircraft as of 31 December 2017 (excluding one An-24 which was leased out and six An-148 which were subleased).

In December 2017, Aeroflot airline added four aircraft: three SSJ100 and two Boeing 737-800. Overall, since the start of the year the fleet of Aeroflot airline increased by 35 aircraft, bringing the total fleet to 224 aircraft as of 31 December 2017.

Aeroflot Group Operating Results

 

December
2017

December
2016

Change

12 months 2017

12 months 2016

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

3,757.5

3,429.2

    9.6%

50,129.0

43,440.4

  15.4%

-international 

1,669.5

1,504.4

  11.0%

22,549.7

18,288.9

  23.3%

- domestic

2,088.0

1,924.8

    8.5%

27,579.2

25,151.5

    9.7%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mn

9,825.1

9,004.5

9.1%

130,222.2

112,110.3

16.2%

-international 

5,927.5

5,377.7

  10.2%

77,034.3

63,432.5

  21.4%

- domestic

3,897.6

3,626.8

    7.5%

53,187.9

48,677.8

   9.3%

Available Seat Kilometres, mn

12,494.8

11,648.7

    7.3%

157,210.6

137,654.0

  14.2%

-international 

7,721.8

7,006.5

  10.2%

93,429.3

79,334.3

  17.8%

- domestic

4,773.0

4,642.2

    2.8%

63,781.3

58,319.7

    9.4%

Passenger load factor, %

78.6%

77.3%

    1.3 p.p.

82.8%

81.4%

    1.4 p.p.

-international 

76.8%

76.8%

         - 

82.5%

80.0%

     2.5 p.p.

- domestic

81.7%

78.1%

     3.5 p.p.

83.4%

83.5%

   (0.1 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

27,185.6

24,689.8

  10.1%

273,359.0

205,787.7

  32.8%

-international 

15,081.4

13,094.4

  15.2%

153,328.0

97,968.5

  56.5%

- domestic

12,104.2

11,595.4

    4.4%

120,031.0

107,819.2

  11.3%

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mn

116.3

111.1

    4.7%

1,231.1

917.8

  34.1%

-international 

72.3

63.8

  13.4%

755.6

468.4

    61.3%

- domestic

44.0

47.3

     (6.9%)

475.6

449.4

      5.8%

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mn

1,000.6

921.5

       8.6%

12,951.1

11,007.7

     17.7%

- international 

605.8

547.8

     10.6%

7,688.7

6,177.3

     24.5%

- domestic

394.8

373.7

      5.6%

5,262.4

4,830.4

      8.9%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mn

1,479.9

1,431.3

       3.4%

18,843.2

16,747.0

     12.5%

- international 

922.4

865.6

      6.6%

11,185.7

9,734.1

     14.9%

- domestic

557.5

565.7

     (1.5%)

7,657.6

7,012.9

      9.2%

Revenue load factor, %

67.6%

64.4%

     3.2 p.p.

68.7%

65.7%

    3.0 p.p.

- international 

65.7%

63.3%

     2.4 p.p.

68.7%

63.5%

    5.3 p.p.

- domestic

70.8%

66.1%

     4.8 p.p.

68.7%

68.9%

   (0.2 p.p.)

Revenue flights

29,999

27,420

       9.4%

368,473

331,853

     11.0%

- international 

12,535

11,220

     11.7%

153,425

135,900

     12.9%

- domestic

17,464

16,200

      7.8%

215,048

195,953

      9.7%

Flight hours for fleet

82,891

75,284

     10.1%

1,009,108

911,776

     10.7%

 

Aeroflot – Russian Airlines Operating Results

 

December
2017

December
2016

Change

12 months 2017

12 months 2016

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

2,567.5

2,361.2

    8.7%

32,845.2

28,977.9

  13.3%

- international 

1,352.4

1,244.0

    8.7%

17,154.1

14,873.7

  15.3%

- domestic

1,215.1

1,117.2

     8.8%

15,691.1

14,104.2

   11.3%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mn

7,236.7

6,714.5

7.8%

91,809.9

82,693.3

11.0%

- international 

4,891.2

4,508.2

     8.5%

60,669.4

53,339.0

   13.7%

- domestic

2,345.5

2,206.3

     6.3%

31,140.5

29,354.3

     6.1%

Available Seat Kilometres, mn

9,383.3

8,700.0

     7.9%

112,246.0

101,757.9

   10.3%

- international 

6,534.5

5,993.8

      9.0%

75,315.6

67,387.0

     11.8%

- domestic

2,848.8

2,706.2

      5.3%

36,930.4

34,370.9

      7.4%

Passenger load factor, %

77.1%

77.2%

(0.1 p.p.)

81.8%

81.3%

       0.5 p.p.

- international 

74.9%

75.2%

(0.3 p.p.)

80.6%

79.2%

       1.4 p.p.

- domestic

82.3%

81.5%

   0.8 p.p.

84.3%

85.4%

      (1.1 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

20,737.4

20,314.9

     2.1%

226,589.8

175,504.9

   29.1%

- international 

13,989.7

12,934.6

     8.2%

148,680.3

96,081.1

   54.7%

- domestic

6,747.7

7,380.3

     (8.6%)

77,909.5

79,423.8

     (1.9%)

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mn

95.6

92.0

     3.9%

1,053.6

810.7

   30.0%

-international 

69.3

63.4

      9.4%

738.8

464.1

     59.2%

- domestic

26.3

28.6

     (8.1%)

314.9

346.6

     (9.2%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mn

746.9

696.3

     7.3%

9,316.5

8,253.1

   12.9%

-international 

509.5

469.1

      8.6%

6,199.0

5,264.6

     17.7%

- domestic

237.4

227.2

      4.5%

3,117.5

2,988.5

      4.3%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mn

1,128.1

1,080.8

     4.4%

13,676.8

12,694.6

     7.7%

- international 

795.0

754.1

      5.4%

9,228.5

8,412.0

      9.7%

- domestic

333.1

326.7

      2.0%

4,448.3

4,282.6

      3.9%

Revenue load factor, %

66.2%

64.4%

   1.8 p.p.

68.1%

65.0%

        3.1 p.p.

- international 

64.1%

62.2%

   1.9 p.p.

67.2%

62.6%

       4.6 p.p.

- domestic

71.3%

69.5%

   1.8 p.p.

70.1%

69.8%

        0.3 p.p.

Revenue flights

20,495

18,419

  11.3%

243,317

218,734

   11.2%

-international 

10,351

9,355

     10.6%

121,003

110,149

      9.9%

- domestic

10,144

9,064

     11.9%

122,314

108,585

     12.6%

Flight hours for fleet

60,107

54,182

  10.9%

702,807

639,524

     9.9%

 

Investor enquiries

Aeroflot Investor Relations

+7 (495) 258-06-86

 

ir@aeroflot.ru

 

 

 

 

Media enquiries
Aeroflot Press Service
+7 (495) 752-90-71
+7 (499) 500-73-87
+7 (495) 753-86-39

presscentr@aeroflot.ru

 

[1] According to management accounts.

Moscow, 24 January 2018 – Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for December and twelve months of 2017[1].

January–December 2017 Operating Highlights

In twelve months of 2017, Aeroflot Group carried 50.1 million passengers, up 15.4% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 32.8 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 13.3%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 16.2% and 11.0% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 14.2% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 10.3% for Aeroflot airline.

The passenger load factor increased by 1.4 p.p. year-on-year to 82.8% for the Group and by 0.5 p.p. year-on-year to 81.8% for the Company.

December 2017 Operating Highlights

In December 2017, Aeroflot Group carried 3.8 million passengers, up 9.6% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 2.6 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 8.7%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 9.1% and 7.8% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 7.3% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 7.9% for Aeroflot airline.

On domestic routes, Group passengers carried and RPKs grew by 8.5% and 7.5% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 2.8% year-on-year. Company passengers carried and RPKs on domestic routes were up 8.8% and 6.3% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 5.3%.

In December 2017, the number of passengers carried on the Group’s international routes increased by 11.0% year-on-year. RPKs increased by 10.2%, while capacity grew by 10.2%. The number of passengers carried by Aeroflot airline on international routes increased by 8.7%. RPKs increased by 8.5% and ASKs by 9.0%. 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 1.3 p.p. year-on-year to 78.6% for the Group. For the Company the passenger load factor decreased by 0.1 p.p. year-on-year to 77.1%.

Fleet Update

In December 2017, the Group added five aircraft: three SSJ100 and two Boeing 737-800. At the same time one Boeing 777-200ER was phased out of the Aeroflot Group fleet. Overall, since the start of the year the Group fleet increased by 40 aircraft, bringing the total fleet to 325 aircraft as of 31 December 2017 (excluding one An-24 which was leased out and six An-148 which were subleased).

In December 2017, Aeroflot airline added four aircraft: three SSJ100 and two Boeing 737-800. Overall, since the start of the year the fleet of Aeroflot airline increased by 35 aircraft, bringing the total fleet to 224 aircraft as of 31 December 2017.

Aeroflot Group Operating Results

 

December
2017

December
2016

Change

12 months 2017

12 months 2016

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

3,757.5

3,429.2

       9.6%

50,129.0

43,440.4

     15.4%

- international 

1,669.5

1,504.4

     11.0%

22,549.7

18,288.9

     23.3%

- domestic

2,088.0

1,924.8

      8.5%

27,579.2

25,151.5

      9.7%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mn

9,825.1

9,004.5

9.1%

130,222.2

112,110.3

16.2%

- international 

5,927.5

5,377.7

     10.2%

77,034.3

63,432.5

     21.4%

- domestic

3,897.6

3,626.8

      7.5%

53,187.9

48,677.8

      9.3%

Available Seat Kilometres, mn

12,494.8

11,648.7

       7.3%

157,210.6

137,654.0

     14.2%

- international 

7,721.8

7,006.5

     10.2%

93,429.3

79,334.3

     17.8%

- domestic

4,773.0

4,642.2

      2.8%

63,781.3

58,319.7

      9.4%

Passenger load factor, %

78.6%

77.3%

    1.3 p.p.

82.8%

81.4%

    1.4 p.p.

- international 

76.8%

76.8%

         - 

82.5%

80.0%

     2.5 p.p.

- domestic

81.7%

78.1%

     3.5 p.p.

83.4%

83.5%

   (0.1 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

27,185.6

24,689.8

     10.1%

273,359.0

205,787.7

     32.8%

- international 

15,081.4

13,094.4

     15.2%

153,328.0

97,968.5

     56.5%

- domestic

12,104.2

11,595.4

      4.4%

120,031.0

107,819.2

     11.3%

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mn

116.3

111.1

       4.7%

1,231.1

917.8

     34.1%

- international 

72.3

63.8

     13.4%

755.6

468.4

     61.3%

- domestic

44.0

47.3

     (6.9%)

475.6

449.4

      5.8%

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mn

1,000.6

921.5

       8.6%

12,951.1

11,007.7

     17.7%

- international 

605.8

547.8

     10.6%

7,688.7

6,177.3

     24.5%

- domestic

394.8

373.7

      5.6%

5,262.4

4,830.4

      8.9%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mn

1,479.9

1,431.3

       3.4%

18,843.2

16,747.0

     12.5%

- international 

922.4

865.6

      6.6%

11,185.7

9,734.1

     14.9%

- domestic

557.5

565.7

     (1.5%)

7,657.6

7,012.9

      9.2%

Revenue load factor, %

67.6%

64.4%

     3.2 p.p.

68.7%

65.7%

    3.0 p.p.

- international 

65.7%

63.3%

     2.4 p.p.

68.7%

63.5%

    5.3 p.p.

- domestic

70.8%

66.1%

     4.8 p.p.

68.7%

68.9%

   (0.2 p.p.)

Revenue flights

29,999

27,420

       9.4%

368,473

331,853

     11.0%

- international 

12,535

11,220

     11.7%

153,425

135,900

     12.9%

- domestic

17,464

16,200

      7.8%

215,048

195,953

      9.7%

Flight hours for fleet

82,891

75,284

     10.1%

1,009,108

911,776

     10.7%

 

Aeroflot – Russian Airlines Operating Results

 

December
2017

December
2016

Change

12 months 2017

12 months 2016

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

2,567.5

2,361.2

       8.7%

32,845.2

28,977.9

     13.3%

- international 

1,352.4

1,244.0

      8.7%

17,154.1

14,873.7

     15.3%

- domestic

1,215.1

1,117.2

      8.8%

15,691.1

14,104.2

     11.3%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mn

7,236.7

6,714.5

7.8%

91,809.9

82,693.3

11.0%

- international 

4,891.2

4,508.2

      8.5%

60,669.4

53,339.0

     13.7%

- domestic

2,345.5

2,206.3

      6.3%

31,140.5

29,354.3

      6.1%

Available Seat Kilometres, mn

9,383.3

8,700.0

       7.9%

112,246.0

101,757.9

     10.3%

- international 

6,534.5

5,993.8

      9.0%

75,315.6

67,387.0

     11.8%

- domestic

2,848.8

2,706.2

      5.3%

36,930.4

34,370.9

      7.4%

Passenger load factor, %

77.1%

77.2%

(0.1 p.p.)

81.8%

81.3%

       0.5 p.p.

- international 

74.9%

75.2%

(0.3 p.p.)

80.6%

79.2%

       1.4 p.p.

- domestic

82.3%

81.5%

   0.8 p.p.

84.3%

85.4%

      (1.1 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

20,737.4

20,314.9

       2.1%

226,589.8

175,504.9

     29.1%

- international 

13,989.7

12,934.6

      8.2%

148,680.3

96,081.1

     54.7%

- domestic

6,747.7

7,380.3

     (8.6%)

77,909.5

79,423.8

     (1.9%)

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mn

95.6

92.0

       3.9%

1,053.6

810.7

     30.0%

- international 

69.3

63.4

      9.4%

738.8

464.1

     59.2%

- domestic

26.3

28.6

     (8.1%)

314.9

346.6

     (9.2%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mn

746.9

696.3

       7.3%

9,316.5

8,253.1

     12.9%

- international 

509.5

469.1

      8.6%

6,199.0

5,264.6

     17.7%

- domestic

237.4

227.2

      4.5%

3,117.5

2,988.5

      4.3%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mn

1,128.1

1,080.8

       4.4%

13,676.8

12,694.6

       7.7%

- international 

795.0

754.1

      5.4%

9,228.5

8,412.0

      9.7%

- domestic

333.1

326.7

      2.0%

4,448.3

4,282.6

      3.9%

Revenue load factor, %

66.2%

64.4%

   1.8 p.p.

68.1%

65.0%

        3.1 p.p.

- international 

64.1%

62.2%

   1.9 p.p.

67.2%

62.6%

       4.6 p.p.

- domestic

71.3%

69.5%

   1.8 p.p.

70.1%

69.8%

        0.3 p.p.

Revenue flights

20,495

18,419

     11.3%

243,317

218,734

     11.2%

- international 

10,351

9,355

     10.6%

121,003

110,149

      9.9%

- domestic

10,144

9,064

     11.9%

122,314

108,585

     12.6%

Flight hours for fleet

60,107

54,182

     10.9%

702,807

639,524

       9.9%

 

Investor enquiries

Aeroflot Investor Relations

+7 (495) 258-06-86

 

ir@aeroflot.ru

 

 

 

 

Media enquiries
Aeroflot Press Service
+7 (495) 752-90-71
+7 (499) 500-73-87
+7 (495) 753-86-39

presscentr@aeroflot.ru

 

[1] According to management accounts.