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25 September 2018

Aeroflot Group Passenger Traffic Up 14.0% in August 2018

Moscow, 25 September 2018 – Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for August and 8M 2018[1].

8M 2018 Operating Highlights

In 8M 2018, Aeroflot Group carried 36.8 million passengers, up 9.8% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 23.5 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 7.7%. Group and Company RPKs increased by 8.8% and 6.0% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 8.9% year-on-year for the Group and by 7.9% year-on-year for the Company. The passenger load factor decreased by 0.1 p.p. year-on-year to 83.3% for Aeroflot Group and by 1.5 p.p. to 81.1% for Aeroflot airline.

August 2018 Operating Highlights

In August 2018, Aeroflot Group carried 6.0 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 14.0%. Aeroflot airline carried 3.6 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 11.7%.

Group and Company RPKs were up 11.8% and 9.4% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 10.2% for Aeroflot Group and by 7.8% for Aeroflot airline.

On domestic routes, Group passengers carried and RPKs grew by 16.3% and 15.8% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 12.5% year-on-year. Company passengers carried and RPKs increased by 14.4% and 12.5% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 8.7%.

In August 2018, the number of passengers carried on the Group’s international routes increased by 11.1% year-on-year. RPKs grew by 8.9%, while capacity grew by 8.5%. The number of passengers carried by Aeroflot airline on international routes increased by 9.2%. RPKs grew by 7.7%, ASKs by 7.3%.

Aeroflot Group’s passenger load factor was 91.3%, representing a 1.3 percentage point increase versus the same period a year earlier. The passenger load factor at Aeroflot – Russian Airlines increased by 1.3 percentage points year-on-year to 89.4%.

Fleet update

In August 2018, Aeroflot Group added six aircraft: two Boeing 737-800 and four SSJ100. As of 31 August 2018, the Group fleet had 358 aircraft.  

Aeroflot airline added five aircraft: one Boeing 737-800 and four SSJ100. As of 31 August 2018, the Company fleet had 248 aircraft.

 

Net changes in the fleet

Number of aircraft[2]

as of 31.08.2018 

 

August 2018

8M 2018

Aeroflot Group

+6

+32

358

Aeroflot airline

+5

+24

248

 

Aeroflot Group Operating Results

 

August 2018

August 2017

Change

 8M 2018

8M 2017

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

5,999.8

5,263.9

 14.0%

36,842.2

33,552.4

 9.8%

- international

2,647.7

2,382.5

 11.1%

16,351.0

15,037.3

 8.7%

- domestic

3,352.1

2,881.4

 16.3%

20,491.2

18,515.2

 10.7%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mn

15,319.2

13,698.4

11.8%

94,513.0

86,886.7

8.8%

- international

8,522.9

7,829.0

 8.9%

54,922.3

51,222.7

 7.2%

- domestic

6,796.3

5,869.4

 15.8%

39,590.7

35,664.0

 11.0%

Available Seat Kilometres, mn

16,784.1

15,232.1

 10.2%

113,434.8

104,125.8

 8.9%

- international

9,566.6

8,815.6

 8,5%

67,040.4

61,338.5

 9.3%

- domestic

7,217.5

6,416.6

 12,5%

46,394.4

42,787.4

 8.4%

Passenger load factor, %

91.3%

89.9%

 1.3 p.p,

83.3%

83.4%

 (0.1 p.p.)

- international

89.1%

88.8%

 0.3 p.p.

81.9%

83.5%

 (1.6 p.p.)

- domestic

94.2%

91.5%

 2.7 p.p.

85.3%

83.4%

 2.0 p.p.

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

28,724.8

23,046.3

 24.6%

190,336.7

167,629.8

 13.5%

- international

15,667.6

12,467.4

 25.7%

106,335.9

93,287.9

 14.0%

- domestic

13,057.3

10,578.8

 23.4%

84,000.7

74,341.9

 13.0%

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mn

123.3

106.3

 15.9%

817.0

762.2

 7.2%

- international

73.3

62.4

 17.5%

502.5

462.9

 8.6%

- domestic

49.9

43.9

 13.8%

314.5

299.3

 5.1%

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mn

1,502.0

1,339.1

 12.2%

9,323.1

8,582.1

8.8%

- international

840.4

767.0

 9.6%

5,445,5

5,072.9

 7.2%

- domestic

661.6

572.2

 15.6%

3,877.6

3,509.0

 11.0%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mn

1,982.3

1,817.6

 9.1%

13,395.2

12,532.3

 6.9%

- international

1,119.4

1,042.4

 7.4%

7,911.3

7,.371.4

 7.3%

- domestic

862.9

775.2

 11.3%

5,483.9

5,160.9

 6.3%

Revenue load factor, %

75.8%

73.7%

 2.1 p.p.

69.6%

68.5%

 1.1 p.p.

- international

75.1%

73.6%

 1.5 p.p.

68.8%

68.8%

-

- domestic

76.7%

73.8%

 2.9 p.p.

70.7%

68.0%

 2.7 p.p.

Revenue flights

38,812

34,390

 12.9%

268,492

243,579

 10.2%

- international

16,361

14,298

 14.4%

112,560

100,825

 11.6%

- domestic

22,451

20,092

 11.7%

155,932

142,754

 9.2%

Flight hours for fleet

105,458

93,986

 12.2%

731,903

664,995

 10.1%

 

Aeroflot - Russian Airlines Operating Results

 

August 2018

August 2017

Change

 8M 2018

8M 2017

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

3,627.1

3,247.5

     11.7%

23,471.5

21,793.6

       7.7%

- international

1,841.7

1,686.5

      9.2%

12,027.8

11,409.9

      5.4%

- domestic

1,785.4

1,561.0

     14.4%

11,443.7

10,383.7

     10.2%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mn

9,847.5

9,003.6

9.4%

64,519.2

60,891.3

6.0%

- international

6,275.1

5,827.3

      7.7%

42,240.7

40,276.9

      4.9%

- domestic

3,572.3

3,176.3

     12.5%

22,278.5

20,614.4

      8.1%

Available Seat Kilometres, mn

11,014.5

10,220.8

       7.8%

79,553.1

73,697.6

       7.9%

- international

7,208.1

6,718.4

      7.3%

53,174.0

49,321.0

      7.8%

- domestic

3,806.4

3,502.4

      8.7%

26,379.0

24,376.6

      8.2%

Passenger load factor, %

89.4%

88.1%

   1.3 p.p.

81.1%

82.6%

    (1.5 p.p.)

- international

87.1%

86.7%

   0.4 p.p.

79.4%

81.7%

    (2.3 p.p.)

- domestic

93.9%

90.7%

   3.2 p.p.

84.5%

84.6%

     (0.1 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

20,334.4

19,145.0

       6.2%

140,197.8

141,802.4

      (1.1%)

- international

13,812.5

12,191.9

     13.3%

95,045.6

91,594.3

      3.8%

- domestic

6,521.9

6,953.1

     (6.2%)

45,152.2

50,208.1

    (10.1%)

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mn

96.0

89.3

       7.6%

661.6

658.1

       0.5%

- international

68.6

60.9

     12.6%

471.5

455.2

      3.6%

- domestic

27.4

28.3

     (3.2%)

190.1

202.9

     (6.3%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mn

982.3

899.6

       9.2%

6,468.4

6,138.3

       5.4%

- international

633.4

585.4

      8.2%

4,273.2

4,080.1

      4.7%

- domestic

348.9

314.2

     11.1%

2,195.2

2,058.2

      6.7%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mn

1,321.4

1,242.0

       6.4%

9,554.9

9,019.4

       5.9%

- international

866.0

816.1

      6.1%

6,420.7

6,067.6

      5.8%

- domestic

455.4

425.9

      6.9%

3,134.2

2,951.8

      6.2%

Revenue load factor, %

74.3%

72.4%

  1.9 p.p.

67.7%

68.1%

     (0.4 p.p.)

- international

73.1%

71.7%

   1.4 p.p.

66.6%

67.2%

     (0.6 p.p.)

- domestic

76.6%

73.8%

   2.8 p.p.

70.0%

69.7%

       0.3 p.p.

Revenue flights

24,736

21,798

     13.5%

176,721

159,396

     10.9%

- international

12,152

10,710

     13.5%

87,230

79,306

     10.0%

- domestic

12,584

11,088

     13.5%

89,491

80,090

     11.7%

Flight hours for fleet

69,788

62,297

     12.0%

504,269

459,627

       9.7%

 

Investor enquiries:

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+7 (495) 258-06-86

ir@aeroflot.ru

 

Media enquiries:

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+7 (495) 752-90-71

+7 (499) 500-73-87

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[1] Management accounts.

[2] Excluding aircraft leased or subleased out.