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Company News

28 October 2019

Aeroflot Group passenger traffic up 10.6% in 9M 2019

Moscow, 28 October 2019 – 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 2019[1].

9M 2019 Operating Highlights

In 9M 2019, Aeroflot Group carried 46.7 million passengers, up 10.6% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 28.4 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 6.2%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 10.9% and 5.6% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 12.4% year-on-year for the Group and by 7.4% year-on-year for the Company.

The passenger load factor decreased by 1.1 p.p. year-on-year to 82.7% for Aeroflot Group and decreased by 1.4 p.p. to 80.2% for Aeroflot airline.

September 2019 Operating Highlights

In September 2019, Aeroflot Group carried 5.7 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 5.1%. Aeroflot airline carried 3.3 million passengers, a year-on-year decrease of 1.3%.

Group RPK increased by 5.0% year-on-year and Company RPK decreased 1.6% year-on-year. ASKs rose by 7.6% for Aeroflot Group and by 2.8% for Aeroflot airline.

Aeroflot Group’s passenger load factor was 85.1%, representing a 2.1 percentage point decrease versus the same period a year earlier. The passenger load factor at Aeroflot – Russian Airlines decreased by 3.6 percentage points year-on-year to 81.8%.

Fleet update                                                                                                                                            

There were no changes in Aeroflot Group fleet in September 2019. As of 30 September 2019, Group and Company fleet had 364 and 249 aircraft, respectively.

 

Net changes in the fleet

Number of aircraft[2]

as of 30.09.2019 

 

September 2019

9M 2019

Aeroflot Group

-

-2

364

Aeroflot airline

-

-4

249

 

Aeroflot Group Operating Results

 

September 2019

September 2018

Change

9M 2019

9M 2018

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

5,682.9

5,406.6

       5.1%

46,728.4

42,248.9

     10.6%

- international

2,576.6

2,408.0

      7.0%

20,957.5

18,759.0

     11.7%

- domestic

3,106.3

2,998.6

      3.6%

25,770.9

23,489.9

      9.7%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mn

14,605.3

13,915.0

5.0%

120,265.0

108,428.2

10.9%

- international

8,336.2

7,803.0

      6.8%

70,209.4

62,725.4

     11.9%

- domestic

6,269.1

6,112.0

      2.6%

50,055.6

45,702.8

      9.5%

Available Seat Kilometres, mn

17,171.9

15,957.8

       7.6%

145,381.5

129,392.6

     12.4%

- international

9,956.0

9,139.4

      8.9%

86,333.1

76,179.8

     13.3%

- domestic

7,215.9

6,818.4

      5.8%

59,048.3

53,212.7

     11.0%

Passenger load factor, %

85.1%

87.2%

  (2.1 p.p.)

82.7%

83.8%

  (1.1 p.p.)

- international

83.7%

85.4%

   (1.6 p.p.)

81.3%

82.3%

   (1.0 p.p.)

- domestic

86.9%

89.6%

   (2.8 p.p.)

84.8%

85.9%

   (1.1 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

28,972.6

28,280.5

       2.4%

228,697.5

218,616.3

       4.6%

- international

14,901.7

14,990.7

     (0.6%)

125,662.2

121,326.5

      3.6%

- domestic

14,070.9

13,289.8

      5.9%

103,035.4

97,289.8

      5.9%

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mn

118.4

121.5

      (2.5%)

943.1

937.3

       0.6%

- international

68.8

69.1

     (0.4%)

579.1

570.5

      1.5%

- domestic

49.6

52.4

     (5.3%)

364.0

366.8

     (0.8%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mn

1,432.9

1,373.9

       4.3%

11,767.0

10,695.8

     10.0%

- international

819.1

771.4

      6.2%

6,897.9

6,215.8

     11.0%

- domestic

613.8

602.5

      1.9%

4,869.0

4,480.0

      8.7%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mn

2,044.6

1,888.1

       8.3%

17,290.8

15,283.6

     13.1%

- international

1,181.6

1,074.1

     10.0%

10,312.7

8,985.7

     14.8%

- domestic

863.0

814.0

      6.0%

6,978.1

6,297.9

     10.8%

Revenue load factor, %

70.1%

72.8%

   (2.7 p.p.)

68.1%

70.0%

   (1.9 p.p.)

- international

69.3%

71.8%

  (2.5 p.p.)

66.9%

69.2%

   (2.3 p.p.)

- domestic

71.1%

74.0%

   (2.9 p.p.)

69.8%

71.1%

   (1.4 p.p.)

Revenue flights

39,404

37,238

       5.8%

337,423

305,730

     10.4%

- international

16,495

15,798

      4.4%

141,691

128,358

     10.4%

- domestic

22,909

21,440

      6.9%

195,732

177,372

     10.4%

Flight hours

107,828

101,873

       5.8%

927,336

833,777

     11.2%

                 

 

Aeroflot – Russian Airlines Operating Results

 

September 2019

September 2018

Change

9M 2019

9M 2018

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

3,257.1

3,298.7

     (1.3%)

28,433.4

26,770.2

       6.2%

- international

1,723.1

1,660.0

      3.8%

14,907.1

13,687.8

      8.9%

- domestic

1,534.1

1,638.7

     (6.4%)

13,526.3

13,082.5

      3.4%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mn

8,862.4

9,005.9

(1.6%)

77,622.1

73,525.1

5.6%

- international

6,002.0

5,717.6

      5.0%

52,823.5

47,958.3

     10.1%

- domestic

2,860.4

3,288.3

  (13.0%)

24,798.6

25,566.8

     (3.0%)

Available Seat Kilometres, mn

10,828.4

10,534.7

       2.8%

96,754.7

90,087.8

       7.4%

- international

7,439.7

6,880.0

      8.1%

66,752.7

60,054.0

     11.2%

- domestic

3,388.6

3,654.8

     (7.3%)

30,002.0

30,033.8

     (0.1%)

Passenger load factor, %

81.8%

85.5%

 (3.6 p.p.)

80.2%

81.6%

    (1.4 p.p.)

- international

80.7%

83.1%

 (2.4 p.p.)

79.1%

79.9%

     (0.7 p.p.)

- domestic

84.4%

90.0%

 (5.6 p.p.)

82.7%

85.1%

     (2.5 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

18,983.2

19,898.1

     (4.6%)

156,013.0

160,095.9

      (2.6%)

- international

12,650.5

12,994.7

     (2.6%)

106,720.6

108,040.3

     (1.2%)

- domestic

6,332.7

6,903.4

     (8.3%)

49,292.4

52,055.6

     (5.3%)

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mn

86.8

93.1

     (6.8%)

712.2

754.8

      (5.6%)

- international

62.8

63.7

     (1.5%)

523.8

535.2

     (2.1%)

- domestic

24.0

29.4

   (18.4%)

188.5

219.5

    (14.1%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mn

884.4

903.6

    (2.1%)

7,698.2

7,372.0

       4.4%

- international

602.9

578.3

      4.3%

5,277.9

4,851.5

      8.8%

- domestic

281.4

325.4

  (13.5%)

2,420.3

2,520.5

     (4.0%)

Available Tonne Kilometres, mn

1,306.4

1,270.1

       2.9%

11,648.4

10,824.9

       7.6%

- international

911.2

832.7

      9.4%

8,160.3

7,253.4

     12.5%

- domestic

395.3

437.3

     (9.6%)

3,488.1

3,571.5

     (2.3%)

Revenue load factor, %

67.7%

71.1%

(3.5 p.p.)

66.1%

68.1%

    (2.0 p.p.)

- international

66.2%

69.4%

 (3.3 p.p.)

64.7%

66.9%

    (2.2 p.p.)

- domestic

71.2%

74.4%

 (3.2 p.p.)

69.4%

70.6%

    (1.2 p.p.)

Revenue flights

24,826

23,930

       3.7%

218,987

200,651

       9.1%

- international

12,107

11,733

      3.2%

107,210

98,963

      8.3%

- domestic

12,719

12,197

      4.3%

111,777

101,688

      9.9%

Flight hours

70,310

67,734

       3.8%

626,178

572,003

       9.5%

                 

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[1] Management accounts.

[2] Excluding aircraft leased or subleased out.