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Company News

22 June 2018

Aeroflot Group Passenger Traffic Up 8.2% in May 2018

Moscow, 22 June 2018 – Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for May and 5M 2018[1].

January May 2018 Operating Highlights

In 5M 2018, Aeroflot Group carried 19.6 million passengers, up 7.4% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 13.0 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 5.7%. Group and Company RPKs increased by 7.3% and 4.4% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 8.2% year-on-year for the Group and by 8.0% year-on-year for the Company. The passenger load factor decreased by 0.7 p.p. year-on-year to 78.7% for Aeroflot Group and by 2.6 p.p. to 76.7% for Aeroflot airline.

May 2018 Operating Highlights

In May 2018, Aeroflot Group carried 4.4 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 8.2%, underlining the continuation of the trend of accelerating traffic growth. Aeroflot airline carried 2.8 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 4.6%.

Group and Company RPKs were up 7.8% and 2.9% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 11.3% for Aeroflot Group and by 9.5% for Aeroflot airline.

On domestic routes, Group passengers carried and RPKs grew by 9.5% and 11.2% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 11.1% year-on-year. Company passengers carried and RPKs increased by 8.6% and 6.3% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 10.9%.

In May 2018, the number of passengers carried on the Group’s international routes increased by 6.5% year-on-year. RPKs grew by 5.4%, while capacity grew by 11.4%. The number of passengers carried by Aeroflot airline on international routes increased by 0.8%. RPKs grew by 1.1%, ASKs by 8.8%.

Aeroflot Group’s passenger load factor was 77.3%, representing a 2.5 percentage point decrease versus the same period a year earlier. The passenger load factor at Aeroflot – Russian Airlines declined by 4.8 percentage points year-on-year to 74.8%. This was the result of a significant difference in Russia’s May holidays in 2018 versus 2017: unlike in 2018, there were two long weekends in May 2017, which resulted in passengers electing to travel on both of those weekends as well as for the entirety of the holiday period.

Fleet update

In May 2018, Aeroflot Group added three aircraft: two Boeing 737-800 and one Airbus A320. One Airbus A320 was phased out. As of 31 May 2018, the Group fleet had 342 aircraft.  

Aeroflot airline added one Airbus A320. As of 31 May 2018, the Company fleet had 236 aircraft.

 

Net changes in the fleet

Number of aircraft[2]

as of 31.05.2018 

 

May 2018

5M 2018

Aeroflot Group

+2

+16

342

Aeroflot airline

+1

+12

236

Aeroflot Group Operating Results

 

May 2018

May 2017

Change

 5M 2018

5M 2017

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

4,442.2

4,106.7

       8.2%

19,612.6

18,255.3

       7.4%

- international

1,960.5

1,841.1

      6.5%

8,699.6

8,123.7

      7.1%

- domestic

2,481.6

2,265.6

      9.5%

10,913.0

10,131.4

      7.7%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

11,232.2

10,418.4

7.8%

50,748.5

47,289.0

7.3%

- international

6,431.5

6,100.3

      5.4%

30,343.0

28,570.6

      6.2%

- domestic

4,800.8

4,318.1

     11.2%

20,405.5

18,718.4

      9.0%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

14,528.9

13,057.2

     11.3%

64,496.2

59,583.4

       8.2%

- international

8,530.5

7,660.2

     11.4%

38,991.7

35,575.4

      9.6%

- domestic

5,998.4

5,397.0

     11.1%

25,504.5

24,007.9

      6.2%

Passenger load factor, %

77.3%

79.8%

  (2.5 p.p.)

78.7%

79.4%

   (0.7 p.p.)

- international

75.4%

79.6%

  (4.2 p.p.)

77.8%

80.3%

  (2.5 p.p.)

- domestic

80.0%

80.0%

     0.0 p.p.

80.0%

78.0%

    2.0 p.p.

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

23,951.6

21,478.4

     11.5%

110,615.7

100,615.2

       9.9%

- international

13,395.4

12,143.7

     10.3%

63,129.9

57,185.2

     10.4%

- domestic

10,556.2

9,334.7

     13.1%

47,485.8

43,429.9

      9.3%

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

102.2

98.1

       4.1%

476.9

455.7

       4.6%

- international

62.9

60.5

      4.0%

300.6

283.9

      5.9%

- domestic

39.3

37.6

      4.4%

176.3

171.9

      2.6%

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,113.1

1,035.8

       7.5%

5,044.3

4,711.7

       7.1%

- international

641.7

609.5

      5.3%

3,031.5

2,855.3

      6.2%

- domestic

471.4

426.3

     10.6%

2,012.8

1,856.4

      8.4%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,711.3

1,562.3

       9.5%

7,611.5

7,224.7

       5.4%

- international

999.6

912.6

      9.5%

4,624.1

4,330.0

      6.8%

- domestic

711.7

649.8

      9.5%

2,987.3

2,894.6

      3.2%

Revenue load factor, %

65.0%

66.3%

   (1.3 p.p.)

66.3%

65.2%

    1.1 p.p.

- international

64.2%

66.8%

   (2.6 p.p.)

65.6%

65.9%

   (0.4 p.p.)

- domestic

66.2%

65.6%

     0.6 p.p.

67.4%

64.1%

    3.2 p.p.

Revenue flights

34,511

31,109

     10.9%

155,074

142,501

       8.8%

- international

14,561

12,978

     12.2%

64,858

58,719

     10.5%

- domestic

19,950

18,131

     10.0%

90,216

83,782

      7.7%

Flight hours for fleet

94,389

84,326

     11.9%

424,338

388,421

       9.2%

Aeroflot - Russian Airlines Operating Results

 

May 2018

May 2017

Change

 5M 2018

5M 2017

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

2,809.7

2,687.3

       4.6%

13,023.6

12,326.9

       5.7%

- international

1,398.6

1,387.6

      0.8%

6,737.1

6,512.4

      3.5%

- domestic

1,411.1

1,299.7

      8.6%

6,286.5

5,814.5

      8.1%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

7,608.9

7,391.0

2.9%

36,371.4

34,822.7

4.4%

- international

4,834.7

4,781.1

      1.1%

24,247.9

23,428.4

      3.5%

- domestic

2,774.2

2,609.9

      6.3%

12,123.4

11,394.3

      6.4%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

10,169.5

9,283.7

       9.5%

47,407.7

43,913.8

       8.0%

- international

6,680.5

6,138.0

      8.8%

32,122.3

29,722.5

      8.1%

- domestic

3,489.0

3,145.7

     10.9%

15,285.5

14,191.3

      7.7%

Passenger load factor, %

74.8%

79.6%

 (4.8 p.p.)

76.7%

79.3%

   (2.6 p.p.)

- international

72.4%

77.9%

(5.5 p.p.)

75.5%

78.8%

    (3.3 p.p.)

- domestic

79.5%

83.0%

 (3.5 p.p.)

79.3%

80.3%

    (1.0 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

18,182.2

18,432.2

     (1.4%)

84,326.0

86,249.2

      (2.2%)

- international

12,013.9

11,920.5

      0.8%

57,298.1

56,195.1

      2.0%

- domestic

6,168.3

6,511.7

     (5.3%)

27,027.9

30,054.1

    (10.1%)

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

85.6

86.4

    (0.9%)

398.1

401.0

      (0.7%)

- international

59.1

59.4

     (0.5%)

284.0

279.5

      1.6%

- domestic

26.5

27.0

     (1.8%)

114.1

121.5

     (6.1%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

770.4

751.6

       2.5%

3,671.5

3,535.0

       3.9%

- international

494.2

489.7

      0.9%

2,466.3

2,388.1

      3.3%

- domestic

276.2

261.9

      5.5%

1,205.2

1,146.9

      5.1%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,221.7

1,128.2

       8.3%

5,690.0

5,404.2

       5.3%

- international

801.9

748.0

      7.2%

3,885.1

3,689.9

      5.3%

- domestic

419.8

380.2

     10.4%

1,804.9

1,714.3

      5.3%

Revenue load factor, %

63.1%

66.6%

(3.5 p.p.)

64.5%

65.4%

    (0.9 p.p.)

- international

61.6%

65.5%

 (3.9 p.p.)

63.5%

64.7%

    (1.2 p.p.)

- domestic

65.8%

68.9%

 (3.1 p.p.)

66.8%

66.9%

    (0.1 p.p.)

Revenue flights

22,597

20,387

     10.8%

104,457

95,263

       9.7%

- international

11,033

10,134

      8.9%

51,948

47,776

      8.7%

- domestic

11,564

10,253

     12.8%

52,509

47,487

     10.6%

Flight hours for fleet

64,334

58,302

     10.3%

301,071

276,280

       9.0%

Investor enquiries:

Aeroflot Investor Relations

+7 (495) 258-06-86

ir@aeroflot.ru

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+7 (499) 500-73-87

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[1] Management accounts.

[2] Excluding aircraft leased or subleased out.