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Company News

22 October 2018

Aeroflot Group passenger traffic up 12,9% in September

 

Moscow, 22 October 2018 – Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for September and 9M 2018[1].

9M 2018 Operating Highlights

In 9M 2018, Aeroflot Group carried 42.2 million passengers, up 10.2% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 26.8 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 8.0%. Group and Company RPKs increased by 9.1% and 6.3% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 9.0% year-on-year for the Group and by 7.8% year-on-year for the Company. The passenger load factor increased by 0.1 p.p. year-on-year to 83.8% for Aeroflot Group and decreased by 1.2 p.p. to 81.6% for Aeroflot airline.

September 2018 Operating Highlights

In September 2018, Aeroflot Group carried 5.4 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 12.9%. Aeroflot airline carried 3.3 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 10.1%.

Group and Company RPKs were up 11.4% and 8.7% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 9.1% for Aeroflot Group and by 6.9% for Aeroflot airline.

On domestic routes, Group passengers carried and RPKs grew by 15.2% and 15.1% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 10.9% year-on-year. Company passengers carried and RPKs increased by 13.1% and 11.9% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 7.8%.

In September 2018, the number of passengers carried on the Group’s international routes increased by 10.3% year-on-year. RPKs grew by 8.6%, while capacity grew by 7.8%. The number of passengers carried by Aeroflot airline on international routes increased by 7.3%. RPKs grew by 7.0%, ASKs by 6.4%.

Aeroflot Group’s passenger load factor was 87.2%, representing a 1.8 percentage point increase versus the same period a year earlier. The passenger load factor at Aeroflot – Russian Airlines increased by 1.5 percentage points year-on-year to 85.5%.

Fleet update

In September 2018, Aeroflot Group added four aircraft: one SSJ100, one Boeing 737-800, one Airbus А320 and one Boeing 777-300. One Boeing 737-800 was phased out. As of 30 September 2018, the Group fleet had 361 aircraft.  

Aeroflot airline added two aircraft: one SSJ100 and one Airbus А320. As of 30 September 2018, the Company fleet had 250 aircraft.

 

Net changes in the fleet

Number of aircraft[2]

as of 30.09.2018 

 

September 2018

9M 2018

Aeroflot Group

+3

+35

361

Aeroflot airline

+2

+26

250

 
 
 

Aeroflot Group Operating Results

 

September 2018

September 2017

Change

 9M 2018

9M 2017

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

5,406.6

4,787.2

     12.9%

42,248.8

38,339.6

     10.2%

- international

2,408.0

2,183.3

     10.3%

18,759.0

17,220.5

      8.9%

- domestic

2,998.6

2,603.8

     15.2%

23,489.8

21,119.0

     11.2%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mn

13,915.0

12,495.0

11.4%

108,428.0

99,381.6

9.1%

- international

7,803.0

7,184.8

      8.6%

62,725.3

58,407.6

      7.4%

- domestic

6,112.0

5,310.2

     15.1%

45,702.7

40,974.2

     11.5%

Available Seat Kilometres, mn

15,957.8

14,627.9

       9.1%

129,392.6

118,753.7

       9.0%

- international

9,139.4

8,481.4

      7.8%

76,179.8

69,819.7

      9.1%

- domestic

6,818.4

6,146.5

     10.9%

53,212.8

48,933.9

      8.7%

Passenger load factor, %

87.2%

85.4%

   1.8 p.p.

83.8%

83.7%

    0.1 p.p.

- international

85.4%

84.7%

    0.7 p.p.

82.3%

83.7%

  (1.3 p.p.)

- domestic

89.6%

86.4%

     3.2 p.p.

85.9%

83.7%

    2.2 p.p.

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

28,282.0

23,872.9

     18.5%

218,618.7

191,502.7

     14.2%

- international

14,991.5

13,427.2

     11.7%

121,327.5

106,715.1

     13.7%

- domestic

13,290.4

10,445.7

     27.2%

97,291.2

84,787.6

     14.7%

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mn

121.5

110.1

     10.4%

938.5

872.2

       7.6%

- international

69.2

67.0

      3.3%

571.7

529.9

      7.9%

- domestic

52.4

43.0

     21.8%

366.8

342.4

      7.1%

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mn

1,373.9

1,234.6

     11.3%

10,697.0

9,816.5

       9.0%

- international

771.4

713.6

      8.1%

6,216.9

5,786.5

      7.4%

- domestic

602.5

521.0

     15.6%

4,480.1

4,030.0

     11.2%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mn

1,888.1

1,744.0

       8.3%

15,283.3

14,276.3

       7.1%

- international

1,074.1

1,001.8

      7.2%

8,985.4

8,373.2

      7.3%

- domestic

814.0

742.2

      9.7%

6,297.9

5,903.1

      6.7%

Revenue load factor, %

72.8%

70.8%

    2.0 p.p.

70.0%

68.8%

    1.2 p.p.

- international

71.8%

71.2%

     0.6 p.p.

69.2%

69.1%

    0.1 p.p.

- domestic

74.0%

70.2%

     3.8 p.p.

71.1%

68.3%

    2.9 p.p.

Revenue flights

37,238

33,200

     12.2%

305,730

276,779

     10.5%

- international

15,798

13,907

     13.6%

128,358

114,732

     11.9%

- domestic

21,440

19,293

     11.1%

177,372

162,047

      9.5%

Flight hours for fleet

101,873

91,310

     11.6%

833,776

756,305

     10.2%

Aeroflot - Russian Airlines Operating Results

 

September 2018

September 2017

Change

 9M 2018

9M 2017

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

3,298.7

2,995.8

     10.1%

26,770.2

24,789.4

       8.0%

- international

1,660.0

1,547.1

      7.3%

13,687.8

12,957.0

      5.6%

- domestic

1,638.7

1,448.7

     13.1%

13,082.5

11,832.4

     10.6%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mn

9,005.9

8,281.5

8.7%

73,525.1

69,172.7

6.3%

- international

5,717.6

5,343.3

      7.0%

47,958.3

45,620.2

      5.1%

- domestic

3,288.3

2,938.2

     11.9%

25,566.8

23,552.5

      8.6%

Available Seat Kilometres, mn

10,534.7

9,858.5

       6.9%

90,087.8

83,556.1

       7.8%

- international

6,880.0

6,467.0

      6.4%

60,054.0

55,788.0

      7.6%

- domestic

3,654.8

3,391.5

      7.8%

30,033.8

27,768.1

      8.2%

Passenger load factor, %

85.5%

84.0%

   1.5 p.p.

81.6%

82.8%

    (1.2 p.p.)

- international

83.1%

82.6%

   0.5 p.p.

79.9%

81.8%

     (1.9 p.p.)

- domestic

90.0%

86.6%

   3.4 p.p.

85.1%

84.8%

      0.3 p.p.

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

19,898.1

20,039.3

    (0.7%)

160,095.9

161,841.7

      (1.1%)

- international

12,994.7

13,207.7

     (1.6%)

108,040.3

104,802.0

      3.1%

- domestic

6,903.4

6,831.6

      1.1%

52,055.6

57,039.7

     (8.7%)

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mn

93.1

93.5

     (0.4%)

754.8

751.5

       0.4%

- international

63.7

66.0

     (3.5%)

535.2

521.1

      2.7%

- domestic

29.4

27.5

      7.2%

219.5

230.4

     (4.7%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mn

903.6

838.8

       7.7%

7,372.0

6,977.0

       5.7%

- international

578.3

546.9

      5.7%

4,851.5

4,626.9

      4.9%

- domestic

325.4

291.9

     11.5%

2,520.5

2,350.1

      7.3%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mn

1,270.1

1,196.4

       6.2%

10,824.9

10,215.8

       6.0%

- international

832.7

785.0

      6.1%

7,253.4

6,852.6

      5.8%

- domestic

437.3

411.4

      6.3%

3,571.5

3,363.2

      6.2%

Revenue load factor, %

71.1%

70.1%

  1.0 p.p.

68.1%

68.3%

    (0.2 p.p.)

- international

69.4%

69.7%

 (0.3 p.p.)

66.9%

67.5%

    (0.6 p.p.)

- domestic

74.4%

71.0%

   3.4 p.p.

70.6%

69.9%

      0.7 p.p.

Revenue flights

23,930

21,293

     12.4%

200,651

180,689

     11.0%

- international

11,733

10,438

     12.4%

98,963

89,744

     10.3%

- domestic

12,197

10,855

     12.4%

101,688

90,945

     11.8%

Flight hours for fleet

67,734

61,039

     11.0%

572,003

520,666

       9.9%

               

 

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+7 (495) 258-06-86

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[1] Management accounts.

[2] Excluding aircraft leased or subleased out.