Aeroflot announces results for March and Q1 2009
April 23 2009, Moscow. – JSC Aeroflot Russian Airlines has summarized its performance in for March and Q1 2009.
In March 2009, the company carried 604,600 passengers (including 1,900 by charter), and performed 1,792 million passenger kilometers. The prompt reduction of flight frequency on a number of routes was done with respect to the lower demand for air services and to allow lower costs. In this connection, the work load in March decreased by 16.5% (119,100 passengers) compared to the level of 2008. The drop in work load was registered both on domestic and international lines. Passenger load factor in March amounted to 60.7%, which is 8.1% lower than last year.
Over the three months of 2009 passenger carriage reduced by 13.4%, which is substantially above the industry’s average (for comparison: according to the expert estimates, the volume of air transport in Russia fell by 35% over Q1).
In Q1, the company carried 1,776 thousand passengers, and performed 5, 390 million passenger kilometers. Passenger load factor amounted to 61.3%.
AEROFLOT is headquartered in Moscow, in the Sheremetyevo International Airport. As Russia’s largest carrier, the company flies around 10 million passengers annually, together with its subsidiaries, around 12 million passengers.
Aeroflot operates its own flights to 96 destinations in 48 countries. It accounts for over 45% of Russia’s scheduled international traffic. The company strives to enhance its share of domestic traffic, which now is 12.5% (with its subsidiaries, 17%t).
Aeroflot is a member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance. Aeroflot has given its customers an access to a route network covering 905 in 169 countries (more info is available on our website www.skyteam.com). Aeroflot operates code-sharing agreements with 28 foreign and Russian airline companies.
Aeroflot has one of Europe’s youngest air fleets that consists of 96 aircrafts, more than half are state-of-the-art airliners. The air fleet is regularly replenished. The company plans to receive the new generation Russian airplanes Sukhoi SuperJet-100.
Aeroflot complies with the highest international safety standards. Following the results of the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the company was the first Russian carrier to be included in the IOSA Registry. In 2007, Aeroflot confirmed the certificate in compliance with the new, a more strict regulation version. Since March 2008, the company’s Quality Management System has been certified as complying with ISO 9001:2000.
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