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22 August 2018

Aeroflot Group passenger traffic up 12.4% in July 2018

Moscow, 22 August 2018 – Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for July and 7M 2018[1].

7M 2018 Operating Highlights

In 7M 2018, Aeroflot Group carried 30.8 million passengers, up 9.0% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 19.8 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 7.0%. Group and Company RPKs increased by 8.2% and 5.4% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 8.7% year-on-year for the Group and by 8.0% year-on-year for the Company. The passenger load factor decreased by 0.4 p.p. year-on-year to 81.9% for Aeroflot Group and by 1.9 p.p. to 79.8% for Aeroflot airline.

July 2018 Operating Highlights

In July 2018, Aeroflot Group carried 6.0 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 12.4%. Aeroflot airline carried 3.6 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 9.7%.

Group and Company RPKs were up 10.2% and 7.2% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 9.8% for Aeroflot Group and by 7.1% for Aeroflot airline.

On domestic routes, Group passengers carried and RPKs grew by 14.6% and 13.7% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 11.9% year-on-year. Company passengers carried and RPKs increased by 12.8% and 10.3% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 8.3%.

In July 2018, the number of passengers carried on the Group’s international routes increased by 9.7% year-on-year. RPKs grew by 7.6%, while capacity grew by 8.3%. The number of passengers carried by Aeroflot airline on international routes increased by 6.9%. RPKs grew by 5.6%, ASKs by 6.5%.

Aeroflot Group’s passenger load factor was 91.2%, representing a 0.3 percentage point increase versus the same period a year earlier. The passenger load factor at Aeroflot – Russian Airlines increased by 0.1 percentage points year-on-year to 89.3%. The load factor was supported by Russia’s hosting of the World Cup during the reporting period.

Fleet update

In July 2018, Aeroflot Group added two Airbus А321. As of 31 July 2018, the Group fleet had 352 aircraft.  

Aeroflot airline added two Airbus А321. As of 31 July 2018, the Company fleet had 243 aircraft.

 

Net changes in the fleet

Number of aircraft[2]

as of 31.07.2018 

 

July 2018

7M 2018

Aeroflot Group

+2

+26

352

Aeroflot airline

+2

+19

243

 

Aeroflot Group Operating Results

 

July 2018

July 2017

Change

 7M 2018

7M 2017

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

5,986.5

5,326.5

     12.4%

30,842.4

28,288.5

       9.0%

- international

2,644.1

2,409.3

      9.7%

13,703.4

12,654.7

      8.3%

- domestic

3,342.4

2,917.2

     14.6%

17,139.1

15,633.8

      9.6%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

15,206.8

13,796.2

10.2%

79,193.7

73,188.3

8.2%

- international

8,467.4

7,870.5

      7.6%

46,399.4

43,393.7

      6.9%

- domestic

6,739.4

5,925.8

     13.7%

32,794.3

29,794.6

     10.1%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

16,669.0

15,174.7

       9.8%

96,650.6

88,893.7

       8.7%

- international

9,512.7

8,781.4

      8.3%

57,473.8

52,522.9

      9.4%

- domestic

7,156.3

6,393.3

     11.9%

39,176.8

36,370.8

      7.7%

Passenger load factor, %

91.2%

90.9%

     0.3 p.p.

81.9%

82.3%

  (0.4 p.p.)

- international

89.0%

89.6%

  (0.6 p.p.)

80.7%

82.6%

  (1.9 p.p.)

- domestic

94.2%

92.7%

     1.5 p.p.

83.7%

81.9%

    1.8 p.p.

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

26,265.2

22,226.4

     18.2%

161,611.8

144,583.5

     11.8%

- international

14,373.3

11,920.0

     20.6%

90,668.4

80,820.5

     12.2%

- domestic

11,891.9

10,306.5

     15.4%

70,943.4

63,763.0

     11.3%

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

112.6

101.8

     10.6%

693.7

656.0

       5.8%

- international

67.6

59.1

     14.4%

429.2

400.5

      7.2%

- domestic

45.0

42.7

      5.3%

264.5

255.4

      3.6%

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,481.2

1,343.4

     10.3%

7,821.2

7,242.9

       8.0%

- international

829.7

767.4

      8.1%

4,605.1

4,305.9

      6.9%

- domestic

651.5

576.0

     13.1%

3,216.0

2,937.0

      9.5%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,971.9

1,811.1

       8.9%

11,412.9

10,714.7

       6.5%

- international

1,116.8

1,040.4

      7.4%

6,791.9

6,329.0

      7.3%

- domestic

855.1

770.7

     10.9%

4,621.0

4,385.8

      5.4%

Revenue load factor, %

75.1%

74.2%

    0.9 p.p.

68.5%

67.6%

     0.9 p.p.

- international

74.3%

73.8%

     0.5 p.p.

67.8%

68.0%

   (0.2 p.p.)

- domestic

76.2%

74.7%

    1.5 p.p.

69.6%

67.0%

     2.6 p.p.

Revenue flights

38,667

34,331

     12.6%

229,680

209,189

       9.8%

- international

16,260

14,242

     14.2%

96,199

86,527

     11.2%

- domestic

22,407

20,089

     11.5%

133,481

122,662

      8.8%

Flight hours for fleet

104,522

93,770

     11.5%

626,445

571,009

       9.7%

 

Aeroflot - Russian Airlines Operating Results

 

July 2018

July 2017

Change

 7M 2018

7M 2017

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

3,621.5

3,300.6

       9.7%

19,844.5

18,546.2

       7.0%

- international

1,834.9

1,716.6

      6.9%

10,186.1

9,723.5

      4.8%

- domestic

1,786.6

1,584.0

     12.8%

9,658.3

8,822.7

      9.5%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

9,745.3

9,086.8

7.2%

54,671.7

51,887.6

5.4%

- international

6,214.0

5,884.6

      5.6%

35,965.6

34,449.6

      4.4%

- domestic

3,531.3

3,202.2

     10.3%

18,706.2

17,438.0

      7.3%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

10,913.8

10,187.6

       7.1%

68,538.6

63,476.8

       8.0%

- international

7,148.1

6,711.4

      6.5%

45,965.9

42,602.6

      7.9%

- domestic

3,765.7

3,476.2

      8.3%

22,572.6

20,874.2

      8.1%

Passenger load factor, %

89.3%

89.2%

  0.1 p.p.

79.8%

81.7%

    (1.9 p.p.)

- international

86.9%

87.7%

 (0.8 p.p.)

78.2%

80.9%

    (2.7 p.p.)

- domestic

93.8%

92.1%

   1.7 p.p.

82.9%

83.5%

     (0.6 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

18,313.6

18,461.9

    (0.8%)

119,863.4

122,657.4

      (2.3%)

- international

12,510.8

11,703.4

      6.9%

81,233.1

79,402.4

      2.3%

- domestic

5,802.8

6,758.5

   (14.1%)

38,630.3

43,255.0

    (10.7%)

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

86.9

85.5

       1.7%

565.6

568.8

      (0.6%)

- international

62.8

58.1

      8.1%

402.9

394.1

      2.2%

- domestic

24.2

27.4

   (11.8%)

162.7

174.7

     (6.9%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

964.0

903.3

       6.7%

5,486.1

5,238.7

       4.7%

- international

622.0

587.7

      5.8%

3,639.8

3,494.6

      4.2%

- domestic

342.0

315.6

      8.4%

1,846.2

1,744.1

      5.9%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,313.2

1,240.4

       5.9%

8,233.4

7,777.4

       5.9%

- international

862.2

817.5

      5.5%

5,554.7

5,251.5

      5.8%

- domestic

451.0

422.9

      6.6%

2,678.8

2,525.9

      6.1%

Revenue load factor, %

73.4%

72.8%

  0.6 p.p.

66.6%

67.4%

    (0.8 p.p.)

- international

72.1%

71.9%

   0.2 p.p.

65.5%

66.5%

    (1.0 p.p.)

- domestic

75.8%

74.6%

  1.2 p.p.

68.9%

69.0%

     (0.1 p.p.)

Revenue flights

24,604

21,853

     12.6%

151,985

137,598

     10.5%

- international

12,061

10,691

     12.8%

75,078

68,596

      9.4%

- domestic

12,543

11,162

     12.4%

76,907

69,002

     11.5%

Flight hours for fleet

69,070

62,396

     10.7%

434,481

397,330

       9.4%

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[1] Management accounts.

[2] Excluding aircraft leased or subleased out.