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Company News

22 March 2019

Aeroflot Group Passenger Traffic Up 17,2% in February 2019

Moscow, 22 March 2019 – Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for February and 2M 2019[1].

2M 2019 Operating Highlights

In 2M 2019, Aeroflot Group carried 8.2 million passengers, up 15.8% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 5.4 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 14.6%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 15.8% and 10.5% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 17.3% year-on-year for the Group and by 12.4% year-on-year for the Company.

The passenger load factor decreased by 1.0 p.p. year-on-year to 76.7% for Aeroflot Group and decreased by 1.3 p.p. to 74.2% for Aeroflot airline.

February 2019 Operating Highlights

In February 2019, Aeroflot Group carried 3.9 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 17.2%. Aeroflot airline carried 2.6 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 15.9%.

Group and Company RPKs were up 17.5% and 11.5% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 18.4% for Aeroflot Group and by 12.5% for Aeroflot airline.

Aeroflot Group’s passenger load factor was 77.5%, representing a 0.6 percentage point decrease versus the same period a year earlier. The passenger load factor at Aeroflot – Russian Airlines decreased by 0.7 percentage points year-on-year to 75.3%.

Fleet update

In February 2019, Aeroflot Group added one Airbus A320. One Airbus A319 was phased-out. As of 28 February 2019, the Group fleet had 367 aircraft. 

There were no changes in Aeroflot airline fleet in February 2019. As of 28 February 2019, the Company fleet had 253 aircraft.

 

Net changes in the fleet

Number of aircraft[2]

as of 28.02.2019 

 

February 2019

2M 2019

Aeroflot Group

-

+1

367

Aeroflot airline

-

-

253

Aeroflot Group Operating Results

 

February 2019

February 2018

Change

2M 2019

2M 2018

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

3,949.5

3,369.4

     17.2%

8,170.2

7,055.0

     15.8%

- international

1,758.4

1,476.4

     19.1%

3,674.4

3,143.3

     16.9%

- domestic

2,191.1

1,892.9

     15.8%

4,495.8

3,911.8

     14.9%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mn

10,304.3

8,772.3

17.5%

21,483.0

18,553.0

15.8%

- international

6,278.4

5,317.0

     18.1%

13,155.2

11,369.7

     15.7%

- domestic

4,025.9

3,455.3

     16.5%

8,327.7

7,183.3

     15.9%

Available Seat Kilometres, mn

13,297.2

11,228.0

     18.4%

28,026.3

23,888.6

     17.3%

- international

8,135.7

6,908.3

     17.8%

17,224.7

14,739.2

     16.9%

- domestic

5,161.5

4,319.8

     19.5%

10,801.7

9,149.5

     18.1%

Passenger load factor, %

77.5%

78.1%

   (0.6 p.p.)

76.7%

77.7%

  (1.0 p.p.)

- international

77.2%

77.0%

    0.2 p.p.

76.4%

77.1%

  (0.8 p.p.)

- domestic

78.0%

80.0%

  (2.0 p.p.)

77.1%

78.5%

   (1.4 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

20,811.4

18,146.6

     14.7%

40,723.2

39,526.1

       3.0%

- international

11,448.5

9,567.8

     19.7%

23,120.4

22,637.6

      2.1%

- domestic

9,362.9

8,578.8

      9.1%

17,602.8

16,888.5

      4.2%

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mn

85.3

77.7

       9.8%

166.4

170.4

      (2.3%)

- international

51.3

45.0

     14.0%

103.3

107.4

     (3.8%)

- domestic

34.0

32.7

      4.2%

63.1

63.0

      0.2%

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mn

1,012.7

867.2

     16.8%

2,099.9

1,840.2

     14.1%

- international

616.4

523.6

     17.7%

1,287.3

1,130.7

     13.9%

- domestic

396.4

343.7

     15.3%

812.6

709.5

     14.5%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mn

1,582.5

1,326.2

     19.3%

3,339.9

2,825.8

     18.2%

- international

986.1

823.9

     19.7%

2,088.4

1,758.6

     18.8%

- domestic

596.4

502.4

     18.7%

1,251.4

1,067.2

     17.3%

Revenue load factor, %

64.0%

65.4%

  (1.4 p.p.)

62.9%

65.1%

  (2.3 p.p.)

- international

62.5%

63.5%

  (1.0 p.p.)

61.6%

64.3%

(2.7 p.p.)

- domestic

66.5%

68.4%

   (1.9 p.p.)

64.9%

66.5%

   (1.6 p.p.)

Revenue flights

31,885

27,242

     17.0%

67,049

57,510

     16.6%

- international

13,361

11,285

     18.4%

28,330

24,003

    18.0%

- domestic

18,524

15,957

     16.1%

38,719

33,507

     15.6%

Flight hours

88,016

74,091

     18.8%

185,350

157,502

     17.7%

Aeroflot - Russian Airlines Operating Results

 

February 2019

February 2018

Change

2M 2019

2M 2018

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

2,634.0

2,271.9

     15.9%

5,417.6

4,726.6

     14.6%

- international

1,351.3

1,185.5

     14.0%

2,808.3

2,506.6

     12.0%

- domestic

1,282.7

1,086.4

     18.1%

2,609.3

2,220.0

     17.5%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mn

7,178.2

6,437.9

11.5%

14,894.4

13,478.4

10.5%

- international

4,866.5

4,368.9

     11.4%

10,174.5

9,237.1

     10.1%

- domestic

2,311.6

2,069.1

     11.7%

4,719.8

4,241.4

     11.3%

Available Seat Kilometres, mn

9,527.4

8,465.8

     12.5%

20,071.7

17,851.1

     12.4%

- international

6,481.3

5,856.3

     10.7%

13,712.0

12,371.3

     10.8%

- domestic

3,046.0

2,609.5

     16.7%

6,359.7

5,479.8

     16.1%

Passenger load factor, %

75.3%

76.0%

(0.7 p.p.)

74.2%

75.5%

    (1.3 p.p.)

- international

75.1%

74.6%

0.5 p.p.

74.2%

74.7%

     (0.5 p.p.)

- domestic

75.9%

79.3%

(3.4 p.p.)

74.2%

77.4%

     (3.2 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

14,697.6

13,412.3

       9.6%

28,333.1

29,857.6

      (5.1%)

- international

9,540.3

8,631.0

     10.5%

19,076.8

20,581.8

     (7.3%)

- domestic

5,157.2

4,781.3

      7.9%

9,256.3

9,275.8

     (0.2%)

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mn

64.6

63.1

       2.3%

126.4

141.2

    (10.5%)

- international

44.8

42.4

      5.7%

90.7

101.6

    (10.8%)

- domestic

19.9

20.8

     (4.5%)

35.7

39.6

     (9.7%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mn

710.6

642.6

     10.6%

1,466.9

1,354.3

       8.3%

- international

482.7

435.6

     10.8%

1,006.4

933.0

      7.9%

- domestic

227.9

207.0

     10.1%

460.5

421.3

      9.3%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mn

1,145.5

1,015.4

     12.8%

2,415.0

2,144.3

     12.6%

- international

793.5

710.4

     11.7%

1,680.0

1,503.4

     11.7%

- domestic

352.0

305.1

     15.4%

735.0

640.9

     14.7%

Revenue load factor, %

62.0%

63.3%

(1.2 p.p.)

60.7%

63.2%

    (2.4 p.p.)

- international

60.8%

61.3%

(0.5 p.p.)

59.9%

62.1%

    (2.2 p.p.)

- domestic

64.7%

67.9%

(3.1 p.p.)

62.7%

65.7%

    (3.1 p.p.)

Revenue flights

21,946

18,513

     18.5%

46,145

39,107

     18.0%

- international

10,627

9,313

     14.1%

22,466

19,735

     13.8%

- domestic

11,319

9,200

     23.0%

23,679

19,372

     22.2%

Flight hours

62,990

53,619

     17.5%

132,681

113,599

     16.8%

               

 

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[1] Management accounts.

[2] Excluding An-24 aircraft subleased out.