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Company News

28 January 2019

Aeroflot Group passenger traffic up 15.4% in December 2018

Moscow, 28 January 2019 – Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for December and 12M 2018[1].

12M 2018 Operating Highlights

In 12M 2018, Aeroflot Group carried 55.7 million passengers, up 11.1% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 35.8 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 8.9%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 9.9% and 6.7% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 10.1% year-on-year for the Group and by 8.4% year-on-year for the Company.

The passenger load factor decreased by 0.1 p.p. year-on-year to 82.7% for Aeroflot Group and decreased by 1.3 p.p. to 80.5% for Aeroflot airline.

December 2018 Operating Highlights

In December 2018, Aeroflot Group carried 4.3 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 15.4%. Aeroflot airline carried 2.9 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 13.5%.

Group and Company RPKs were up 14.3% and 9.1% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 16.5% for Aeroflot Group and by 12.2% for Aeroflot airline.

Aeroflot Group’s passenger load factor was 77.1%, representing a 1.5 percentage point decrease versus the same period a year earlier. The passenger load factor at Aeroflot – Russian Airlines decreased by 2.2 percentage points year-on-year to 74.9%.

Fleet update

In December 2018, Aeroflot Group added one Airbus A320 and one Boeing 737-800. One Airbus A319 and one Airbus A321 were phased-out. As of 31 December 2018, the Group fleet had 366 aircraft.  

Aeroflot airline added one Airbus A320 and one Boeing 737-800 aircraft as well as phased-out one Airbus A319 and one Airbus A321 aircraft. As of 31 December 2018, the Company fleet had 253 aircraft.

 

Net changes in the fleet

Number of aircraft 2]

as of 31.12.2018 

 

December 2018

12M 2018

Aeroflot Group

-

+40

366

Aeroflot airline

+1

+29

253

 
Aeroflot Group Operating Results
 

December 2018

December 2017

Change

 12M 2018

12M 2017

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

4,335.4

3,757.5

     15.4%

55,710.4

50,128.9

     11.1%

- international

1,913.3

1,669.5

     14.6%

24,737.3

22,549.7

      9.7%

- domestic

2,422.1

2,088.0

     16.0%

30,973.1

27,579.2

     12.3%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mn

11,227.8

9,825.1

14.3%

143,150.7

130,222.2

9.9%

- international

6,691.2

5,927.5

     12.9%

83,249.4

77,034.3

      8.1%

- domestic

4,536.6

3,897.6

     16.4%

59,901.3

53,187.9

     12.6%

Available Seat Kilometres, mn

14,554.1

12,494.8

     16.5%

173,074.6

157,210.6

     10.1%

- international

8,938.1

7,721.8

     15.8%

102,843.2

93,429.3

     10.1%

- domestic

5,616.0

4,773.0

     17.7%

70,231.5

63,781.3

     10.1%

Passenger load factor, %

77.1%

78.6%

  (1.5 p.p.)

82.7%

82.8%

 (0.1 p.p.)

- international

74.9%

76.8%

  (1.9 p.p.)

80.9%

82.5%

  (1.5 p.p.)

- domestic

80.8%

81.7%

  (0.9 p.p.)

85.3%

83.4%

     1.9 p.p.

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

28,261.7

27,185.6

       4.0%

303,881.1

273,359.0

     11.2%

- international

16,114.6

15,081.4

      6.9%

171,148.3

153,328.0

     11.6%

- domestic

12,147.0

12,104.2

      0.4%

132,732.8

120,031.0

     10.6%

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mn

117.9

116.4

       1.3%

1,299.7

1,231.1

       5.6%

- international

75.5

72.3

      4.3%

803.1

755.5

      6.3%

- domestic

42.5

44.0

     (3.6%)

496.7

475.5

      4.4%

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mn

1,128.4

1,000.6

     12.8%

14,183.3

12,951.1

       9.5%

- international

677.7

605.8

     11.9%

8,295.5

7,688.7

      7.9%

- domestic

450.8

394.8

     14.2%

5,887.8

5,262.4

     11.9%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mn

1,733.4

1,479.9

     17.1%

20,476.3

18,843.2

       8.7%

- international

1,079.5

922.4

     17.0%

12,185.3

11,185.7

      8.9%

- domestic

653.9

557.5

     17.3%

8,291.0

7,657.6

      8.3%

Revenue load factor, %

65.1%

67.6%

 (2.5 p.p.)

69.3%

68.7%

    0.5 p.p.

- international

62.8%

65.7%

  (2.9 p.p.)

68.1%

68.7%

  (0.6 p.p.)

- domestic

68.9%

70.8%

  (1.9 p.p.)

71.0%

68.7%

     2.3 p.p.

Revenue flights

35,264

29,999

     17.6%

411,455

368,473

     11.7%

- international

14,952

12,535

     19.3%

173,407

153,425

     13.0%

- domestic

20,312

17,464

     16.3%

238,048

215,048

     10.7%

Flight hours

96,851

82,891

     16.8%

1,123,546

1,009,108

     11.3%

 

Aeroflot - Russian Airlines Operating Results

 

December 2018

December 2017

Change

 12M 2018

12M 2017

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

2,915.1

2,567.5

     13.5%

35,762.5

32,845.2

       8.9%

- international

1,480.2

1,352.4

      9.5%

18,213.9

17,154.1

      6.2%

- domestic

1,434.9

1,215.1

     18.1%

17,548.6

15,691.1

     11.8%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mn

7,893.4

7,236.7

9.1%

97,955.8

91,809.9

6.7%

- international

5,275.5

4,891.2

      7.9%

64,044.1

60,669.4

      5.6%

- domestic

2,617.9

2,345.5

     11.6%

33,911.7

31,140.5

      8.9%

Available Seat Kilometres, mn

10,532.7

9,383.3

     12.2%

121,661.9

112,246.0

       8.4%

- international

7,219.7

6,534.5

     10.5%

81,464.7

75,315.6

      8.2%

- domestic

3,313.0

2,848.8

     16.3%

40,197.2

36,930.4

      8.8%

Passenger load factor, %

74.9%

77.1%

 (2.2 p.p.)

80.5%

81.8%

    (1.3 p.p.)

- international

73.1%

74.9%

(1.8 p.p.)

78.6%

80.6%

     (2.0 p.p.)

- domestic

79.0%

82.3%

(3.3 p.p.)

84.4%

84.3%

       0.1 p.p.

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

20,735.1

20,737.4

     (0.0%)

223,830.7

226,589.8

      (1.2%)

- international

14,105.7

13,989.7

      0.8%

152,280.9

148,680.3

      2.4%

- domestic

6,629.4

6,747.7

     (1.8%)

71,549.8

77,909.5

     (8.2%)

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mn

93.0

95.6

     (2.7%)

1,045.7

1,053.6

      (0.8%)

- international

69.3

69.3

      0.1%

751.4

738.7

      1.7%

- domestic

23.7

26.3

     (9.9%)

294.3

314.9

     (6.5%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mn

803.4

746.9

       7.6%

9,861.7

9,316.5

       5.9%

- international

544.1

509.5

      6.8%

6,515.4

6,199.0

      5.1%

- domestic

259.3

237.4

      9.2%

3,346.3

3,117.5

      7.3%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mn

1,264.3

1,128.1

     12.1%

14,630.7

13,676.8

       7.0%

- international

884.0

795.0

     11.2%

9,880.4

9,228.5

      7.1%

- domestic

380.3

333.1

     14.2%

4,750.3

4,448.3

      6.8%

Revenue load factor, %

63.5%

66.2%

 (2.7 p.p.)

67.4%

68.1%

   (0.7 p.p.)

- international

61.6%

64.1%

(2.5 p.p.)

65.9%

67.2%

    (1.3 p.p.)

- domestic

68.2%

71.3%

(3.1 p.p.)

70.4%

70.1%

      0.3 p.p.

Revenue flights

24,429

20,495

     19.2%

273,177

243,317

     12.3%

- international

11,944

10,351

     15.4%

134,291

121,003

     11.0%

- domestic

12,485

10,144

     23.1%

138,886

122,314

     13.5%

Flight hours

70,011

60,107

     16.5%

778,795

702,807

     10.8%

               

Investor enquiries:

Aeroflot Investor Relations

+7 (495) 258-06-86

ir@aeroflot.ru

Media enquiries:

Aeroflot Press Service

+7 (495) 752-90-71

+7 (499) 500-73-87

+7 (495) 753-86-39

presscentr@aeroflot.ru

 

[1] Management accounts.

[2] Excluding aircraft leased or subleased out.