November 16, 2010, Moscow. JSC Aeroflot Russian Airlines assessed its performance in October and the 10 months of 2010.
In October 2010 the passenger turnover of Aeroflot grew by 30.8% against the respective period of 2009 and reached 3 108 100 000 passengers per km. The number of passengers traveling Aeroflot increased by 24.0% to 985 100 passengers. Passenger transportation load on international flights increased by 30.1% (+147 700 passengers) and reached 637 700 passengers. Passenger transportation load on domestic flights increased by 14.1% (+43 000 passengers) compared to the respective period of 2009 and reached 347 400 passengers. Passenger seat occupancy rate in October was 79.6% which was 5.2 percentage points higher than in the previous year. The payload percentage was 65.8% which was 5.3 percentage points higher than the previous year.
Over the 10 months of 2010 the passenger turnover of Aeroflot constituted 29 359 500 000 passengers per km which was 36.0% higher than in the respective period in 2009. The number of passengers traveling Aeroflot increased by 30.5% and made up 9 517 900 passengers. Passenger seat occupancy rate also increased up to 78.2% which was 8.6 percentage points higher than the previous year. The payload was 63.7% which was 8.2 percentage points higher than the previous year.
According to Vitali Saveliev, the head of Aeroflot Airlines Company, ’the company keeps increasing its pace, passenger turnover continues to increase even in the low season which suggests that the strategy of decreased expenses, improved quality of service and introduction of high tech along with retaining special emphasis of flight safety proves effective’.
Aeroflotis a leading air transport company in Russia as well as a member of SkyTeam, a globalairline alliance. The cumulative network of routes comprises 898 destinations in 169 countries of the world. In 2009 Aeroflot transported 8.755 ml people while the Aeroflot Group of Companies transported 11.1 ml.
Aeroflotcame first among European members of SkyTeam in the quality of its passenger service in economy class on short and medium range flights and in business class on long haul flights. The leadership of Aeroflot was established based on the SkyTeam Onboard Survey over the period of April – September 2009.
Aeroflotis one of the 25 leading world airlines in terms of financial and economic activity in 2009 (operating and net profit), according to the Air Transport World magazine.
Aeroflotwas the first Russian carrier to enter the IOSA registry and has kept up the standard ever since. The airline has been successfully audited in terms of its compliance with the ISAGO safety requirements for ground operations. The company complies with ISO 9001:2000.
Aeroflothas one of the youngest aircraft fleets in Europe comprising 103 planes. Aeroflot headquarters are in Moscow in the international airport Sheremetyevo. For more information see www.aeroflot.ru.
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