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Company News

21 May 2018

Aeroflot Group Passenger Traffic Up 8.8% in April 2018

Moscow, 21 May 2018 – Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for April and 4M 2018[1].

January April 2018 Operating Highlights

In 4M 2018, Aeroflot Group carried 15.2 million passengers, up 7.2% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 10.2 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 6.0%. Group and Company RPKs increased by 7.2% and 4.9% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 7.4% year-on-year for the Group and by 7.5% year-on-year for the Company. The passenger load factor decreased by 0.2 p.p. year-on-year to 79.1% for Aeroflot Group and by 2.0 p.p. to 77.2% for Aeroflot airline.

April 2018 Operating Highlights

In April 2018, Aeroflot Group carried 4.2 million passengers, up 8.8% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 2.8 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 7.5%.

Group and Company RPKs were up 8.4% and 5.6% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 11.0% for Aeroflot Group and by 11.3% for Aeroflot airline.

On domestic routes, Group passengers carried and RPKs grew by 9.0% and 10.8% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 8.9% year-on-year. Company passengers carried and RPKs increased by 10.2% and 8.6% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 11.0%.

In April 2018, the number of passengers carried on the Group’s international routes increased by 8.6% year-on-year. RPKs grew by 6.8%, while capacity grew by 12.6%. The number of passengers carried by Aeroflot airline on international routes increased by 4.9%. RPKs grew by 4.1%, ASKs by 11.4%.

The passenger load factor decreased by 2.0 p.p. year-on-year to 80.7% for Aeroflot Group and by 4.2 p.p. to 79.3% for Aeroflot airline. The significant increase in the passenger load factor in April 2017 driven by appreciation of the rouble created a high base factor, leading to a non-material normalisation of this indicator in the April 2018 reporting period. (In April 2017, the passenger load factor increased by 3.3 p.p. year-on-year for the Group and by 3.0 p.p. year-on-year for the Company).

Fleet update

In April 2018, Aeroflot Group added five aircraft: two Airbus A320, two Boeing 737-800 and one Boeing 777-300 and one SSJ100. One Airbus A321 was phased out. As of 30 April 2018, the Group fleet had 340 aircraft2.  

Aeroflot airline added four aircraft: two Airbus A320 and two Boeing 737-800. One Airbus A321 was phased out. As of 30 April 2018, the Company fleet had 235 aircraft.

 

 

Net changes in the fleet

Number of aircraft[2]

as of 30.04.2018 

 

April 2018

4M 2018

Aeroflot Group

+4

+14

340

Aeroflot airline

+3

+11

235

Aeroflot Group Operating Results

 

April
2018

April
2017

Change

 4M 2018

4M 2017

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

4,185.3

3,847.1

       8.8%

15,170.5

14,148.6

       7.2%

- international

1,851.3

1,705.0

      8.6%

6,739.1

6,282.7

      7.3%

- domestic

2,334.1

2,142.1

      9.0%

8,431.4

7,865.9

      7.2%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

10,773.3

9,937.1

8.4%

39,516.3

36,870.6

7.2%

- international

6,343.8

5,939.3

      6.8%

23,911.5

22,470.3

      6.4%

- domestic

4,429.5

3,997.8

     10.8%

15,604.8

14,400.4

      8.4%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

13,343.7

12,016.1

     11.0%

49,967.3

46,526.1

       7.4%

- international

7,957.3

7,068.5

     12.6%

30,461.2

27,915.2

      9.1%

- domestic

5,386.3

4,947.6

      8.9%

19,506.1

18,610.9

      4.8%

Passenger load factor, %

80.7%

82.7%

  (2.0 p.p.)

79.1%

79.2%

  (0.2 p.p.)

- international

79.7%

84.0%

  (4.3 p.p.)

78.5%

80.5%

  (2.0 p.p.)

- domestic

82.2%

80.8%

     1.4 p.p.

80.0%

77.4%

    2.6 p.p.

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

23,997.4

21,956.7

       9.3%

86,663.6

79,136.8

       9.5%

- international

13,723.6

12,253.0

     12.0%

49,734.0

45,041.6

     10.4%

- domestic

10,273.7

9,703.8

      5.9%

36,929.6

34,095.3

      8.3%

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

104.2

98.8

       5.4%

374.8

357.6

       4.8%

- international

66.4

60.9

      8.9%

237.8

223.4

      6.4%

- domestic

37.8

37.9

     (0.3%)

137.0

134.2

      2.1%

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,073.8

993.2

       8.1%

3,931.2

3,675.9

       6.9%

- international

637.3

595.5

      7.0%

2,389.8

2,245.8

      6.4%

- domestic

436.4

397.7

      9.7%

1,541.4

1,430.3

      7.8%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,572.7

1,441.5

       9.1%

5,900.2

5,662.4

       4.2%

- international

941.8

848.0

     11.1%

3,624.6

3,417.6

      6.1%

- domestic

630.8

593.5

      6.3%

2,275.6

2,244.8

      1.4%

Revenue load factor, %

68.3%

68.9%

   (0.6 p.p.)

66.6%

64.9%

    1.7 p.p.

- international

67.7%

70.2%

  (2.6 p.p.)

65.9%

65.7%

   0.2 p.p.

- domestic

69.2%

67.0%

    2.2 p.p.

67.7%

63.7%

     4.0 p.p.

Revenue flights

32,028

29,042

     10.3%

120,566

111,392

       8.2%

- international

13,428

11,976

     12.1%

50,297

45,741

     10.0%

- domestic

18,600

17,066

      9.0%

70,269

65,651

      7.0%

Flight hours for fleet

87,998

79,136

     11.2%

329,952

304,095

       8.5%

Aeroflot - Russian Airlines Operating Results

 

April
2018

April
2017

Change

 4M 2018

4M 2017

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

2,819.9

2,624.3

       7.5%

10,213.9

9,639.6

       6.0%

- international

1,439.1

1,371.2

      4.9%

5,338.5

5,124.8

      4.2%

- domestic

1,380.9

1,253.1

     10.2%

4,875.4

4,514.8

      8.0%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

7,787.2

7,372.9

5.6%

28,762.4

27,431.7

4.9%

- international

5,088.5

4,887.4

      4.1%

19,413.2

18,647.3

      4.1%

- domestic

2,698.6

2,485.5

      8.6%

9,349.3

8,784.4

      6.4%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

9,819.0

8,824.8

     11.3%

37,238.2

34,630.1

       7.5%

- international

6,529.8

5,861.1

     11.4%

25,441.8

23,584.5

      7.9%

- domestic

3,289.2

2,963.7

     11.0%

11,796.5

11,045.6

      6.8%

Passenger load factor, %

79.3%

83.5%

 (4.2 p.p.)

77.2%

79.2%

   (2.0 p.p.)

- international

77.9%

83.4%

 (5.5 p.p.)

76.3%

79.1%

    (2.8 p.p.)

- domestic

82.0%

83.9%

 (1.9 p.p.)

79.3%

79.5%

     (0.2 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

18,596.0

18,986.2

    (2.1%)

66,143.8

67,817.0

      (2.5%)

- international

12,518.9

12,027.8

      4.1%

45,284.2

44,274.7

      2.3%

- domestic

6,077.1

6,958.4

  (12.7%)

20,859.6

23,542.3

    (11.4%)

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

88.0

88.4

     (0.5%)

312.4

314.6

      (0.7%)

- international

62.7

59.9

      4.7%

224.9

220.1

      2.2%

- domestic

25.3

28.5

  (11.4%)

87.6

94.5

     (7.3%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

788.8

752.0

       4.9%

2,901.1

2,783.4

       4.2%

- international

520.7

499.8

      4.2%

1,972.0

1,898.3

      3.9%

- domestic

268.1

252.2

      6.3%

929.0

885.1

      5.0%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,176.8

1,072.0

       9.8%

4,468.3

4,276.0

       4.5%

- international

786.3

715.0

     10.0%

3,083.2

2,941.9

      4.8%

- domestic

390.4

357.0

      9.4%

1,385.1

1,334.1

      3.8%

Revenue load factor, %

67.0%

70.1%

 (3.1 p.p.)

64.9%

65.1%

   (0.2 p.p.)

- international

66.2%

69.9%

(3.7 p.p.)

64.0%

64.5%

    (0.5 p.p.)

- domestic

68.7%

70.6%

 1.9 p.p.)

67.1%

66.3%

      0.8 p.p.

Revenue flights

21,628

19,369

     11.7%

81,860

74,876

       9.3%

- international

10,656

9,613

     10.8%

40,915

37,642

      8.7%

- domestic

10,972

9,756

     12.5%

40,945

37,234

     10.0%

Flight hours for fleet

62,159

55,955

     11.1%

236,737

217,978

       8.6%

 

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[1] Management accounts.

[2] Excluding aircraft leased or subleased out.