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27 April 2018

Aeroflot Group Passenger Traffic Up 6.6% in 3M 2018

Moscow, 27 April 2018 – Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for March and 3M 2018[1].

January March 2018 Operating Highlights

In 3M 2018, Aeroflot Group carried 11.0 million passengers, up 6.6% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 7.4 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 5.4%. Group and Company RPKs increased by 6.7% and 4.6% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 6.1% year-on-year for the Group and by 6.3% year-on-year for the Company. The passenger load factor increased by 0.4 p.p. year-on-year up to 78.5% for Aeroflot Group and decreased by 1.2 p.p. year-on-year down to 76.5% for Aeroflot airline.

March 2018 Operating Highlights

In March 2018, Aeroflot Group carried 3.9 million passengers, up 7.6% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 2.7 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 6.5%.

Group and Company RPKs were up 7.5% and 5.3% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 7.1% for Aeroflot Group and by 6.9% for Aeroflot airline.

On domestic routes, Group passengers carried and RPKs grew by 6.7% and 7.7% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 5.2% year-on-year. Company passengers carried and RPKs increased by 6.9% and 4.8% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 5.9%. The passenger load factor on domestic routes increased by 1.9 p.p. year-on-year to 80.3% for Aeroflot Group and decreased by 0.8 p.p. year-on-year to 79.6% for Aeroflot airline.

In March 2018, the number of passengers carried on the Group’s international routes increased by 8.8% year-on-year. RPKs grew by 7.4%, while capacity grew by 8.4%. The number of passengers carried by Aeroflot airline on international routes increased by 6.1%. RPKs grew by 5.6%, ASKs by 7.4%. The passenger load factor on international routes decreased by 0.7 p.p. year-on-year to 79.8% for Aeroflot Group and by 1.3 p.p. to 77.8% for Aeroflot airline.

The passenger load factor in the international segment decreased due to increased flight frequencies, primarily on European and US routes. In addition, the significant increase in the passenger load factor in March 2017 driven by appreciation of the rouble created a high base factor, leading to a non-material normalisation of this indicator in the March 2018 reporting period. (In March 2017, the passenger load factor increased by 3.8 p.p. year-on-year for the Group and by 2.2 p.p. year-on-year for the Company).

Fleet update

In March 2018, Aeroflot Group added seven aircraft: three Airbus A320, one Airbus A321, one Boeing 737-800, one Boeing 777-300 and one SSJ100. One Airbus A320 and two Airbus A321 were phased out. As of 31 March 2018, the Group fleet had 336 aircraft2.  

Aeroflot airline added five aircraft: three Airbus A320, one Airbus A321 and one SSJ100. One Airbus A320 and two Airbus A321 were phased out. As of 31 March 2018, the Company fleet had 232 aircraft.

 

 

Net changes in the fleet

Number of aircraft[2]

as of 31.03.2018 

 

March 2018

3M 2018

Aeroflot Group

+4

+10

336

Aeroflot airline

+2

+8

232

Aeroflot Group Operating Results

 

March
2018

March
2017

Change

 3M 2018

3M 2017

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

3,930.1

3,651.1

       7.6%

10,985.2

10,301.5

       6.6%

- international

1,744.5

1,603.5

      8.8%

4,887.8

4,577.6

      6.8%

- domestic

2,185.6

2,047.7

      6.7%

6,097.3

5,723.9

      6.5%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

10,190.1

9,477.5

7.5%

28,743.1

26,933.5

6.7%

- international

6,198.0

5,771.9

      7.4%

17,567.7

16,531.0

      6.3%

- domestic

3,992.1

3,705.6

      7.7%

11,175.4

10,402.5

      7.4%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

12,735.0

11,888.8

       7.1%

36,623.6

34,510.0

       6.1%

- international

7,764.6

7,165.4

      8.4%

22,503.8

20,846.6

      7.9%

- domestic

4,970.3

4,723.3

      5.2%

14,119.8

13,663.5

      3.3%

Passenger load factor, %

80.0%

79.7%

    0.3 p.p.

78.5%

78.0%

    0.4 p.p.

- international

79.8%

80.6%

  (0.7 p.p.)

78.1%

79.3%

   (1.2 p.p.)

- domestic

80.3%

78.5%

     1.9 p.p.

79.1%

76.1%

    3.0 p.p.

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

23,140.4

23,422.6

      (1.2%)

62,667.8

57,180.0

       9.6%

- international

13,372.7

13,462.3

     (0.7%)

36,011.1

32,788.5

      9.8%

- domestic

9,767.6

9,960.3

     (1.9%)

26,656.7

24,391.5

      9.3%

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

100.1

105.8

      (5.4%)

270.6

258.7

       4.6%

- international

64.0

66.7

     (4.1%)

171.4

162.5

      5.5%

- domestic

36.2

39.2

     (7.6%)

99.2

96.2

      3.1%

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,017.2

958.8

       6.1%

2,857.5

2,682.7

       6.5%

- international

621.8

586.1

      6.1%

1,752.5

1,650.3

      6.2%

- domestic

395.5

372.7

      6.1%

1,105.0

1,032.5

      7.0%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,501.7

1,448.3

       3.7%

4,327.5

4,220.9

       2.5%

- international

924.1

881.6

      4.8%

2,682.7

2,569.6

      4.4%

- domestic

577.6

566.7

      1.9%

1,644.8

1,651.3

     (0.4%)

Revenue load factor, %

67.7%

66.2%

    1.5 p.p.

66.0%

63.6%

   2.5 p.p.

- international

67.3%

66.5%

    0.8 p.p.

65.3%

64.2%

   1.1 p.p.

- domestic

68.5%

65.8%

     2.7 p.p.

67.2%

62.5%

   4.7 p.p.

Revenue flights

31,028

28,884

       7.4%

88,538

82,350

       7.5%

- international

12,866

11,779

      9.2%

36,869

33,765

      9.2%

- domestic

18,162

17,105

      6.2%

51,669

48,585

      6.3%

Flight hours for fleet

84,452

78,174

       8.0%

241,954

224,959

       7.6%

 

Aeroflot - Russian Airlines Operating Results

 

March
2018

March
2017

Change

 3M 2018

3M 2017

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

2,667.4

2,505.7

       6.5%

7,394.0

7,015.3

       5.4%

- international

1,392.9

1,313.4

      6.1%

3,899.5

3,753.5

      3.9%

- domestic

1,274.5

1,192.3

      6.9%

3,494.6

3,261.8

      7.1%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

7,496.8

7,116.7

5.3%

20,975.3

20,058.8

4.6%

- international

5,087.6

4,816.9

      5.6%

14,324.7

13,759.9

      4.1%

- domestic

2,409.2

2,299.8

      4.8%

6,650.6

6,298.9

      5.6%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

9,568.1

8,948.6

       6.9%

27,419.2

25,805.3

       6.3%

- international

6,540.6

6,088.6

      7.4%

18,912.0

17,723.3

      6.7%

- domestic

3,027.5

2,860.0

      5.9%

8,507.2

8,082.0

      5.3%

Passenger load factor, %

78.4%

79.5%

(1.1 p.p.)

76.5%

77.7%

   (1.2 p.p.)

- international

77.8%

79.1%

(1.3 p.p.)

75.7%

77.6%

    (1.9 p.p.)

- domestic

79.6%

80.4%

(0.8 p.p.)

78.2%

77.9%

      0.3 p.p.

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

17,690.2

20,208.7

  (12.5%)

47,547.8

48,830.7

      (2.6%)

- international

12,183.5

13,232.5

     (7.9%)

32,765.3

32,246.7

      1.6%

- domestic

5,506.7

6,976.2

  (21.1%)

14,782.5

16,584.0

    (10.9%)

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

83.3

94.0

  (11.4%)

224.5

226.1

      (0.7%)

- international

60.5

65.7

     (7.9%)

162.1

160.2

      1.2%

- domestic

22.8

28.3

  (19.6%)

62.3

65.9

     (5.4%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

758.0

734.5

       3.2%

2,112.2

2,031.4

       4.0%

- international

518.4

499.2

      3.8%

1,451.4

1,398.6

      3.8%

- domestic

239.6

235.3

      1.8%

660.9

632.8

      4.4%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,147.2

1,109.1

       3.4%

3,291.5

3,204.0

       2.7%

- international

793.4

763.2

      4.0%

2,296.9

2,226.9

      3.1%

- domestic

353.8

345.9

      2.3%

994.7

977.1

      1.8%

Revenue load factor, %

66.1%

66.2%

(0.1 p.p.)

64.2%

63.4%

      0.8 p.p.

- international

65.3%

65.4%

(0.1 p.p.)

63.2%

62.8%

     0.4 p.p.

- domestic

67.7%

68.0%

 (0.3 p.p.)

66.4%

64.8%

       1.6 p.p.

Revenue flights

21,125

19,486

       8.4%

60,232

55,507

       8.5%

- international

10,524

9,736

      8.1%

30,259

28,029

      8.0%

- domestic

10,601

9,750

      8.7%

29,973

27,478

      9.1%

Flight hours for fleet

60,979

56,386

       8.1%

174,577

162,023

       7.7%

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[1] Management accounts.

[2] Excluding aircraft leased or subleased out.