Aeroflot Group carried a record 50 million passengers in 2017

Aeroflot Group continues to be Russia's foremost provider of air transport services The flag carrier alone transported close to 33 million (Transport-Photo.com)

Russia’s Aeroflot Group, which comprises Aeroflot, Rossiya Airlines, Pobeda Airlines and Aurora Airlines, carried a total of over 50 million passengers in 2017, up 15.4% year-on-year.

Flag carrier Aeroflot alone transported 32.8 million, a year-on-year increase of 13.3%.

The group’s share of the Russian air transport market grew from 42.3% in 2016 to 47.7%.

The revenue passenger kilometers grew 16.2% for the group and 11% for Aeroflot. Available seat kilometers rose by 14.2% for Aeroflot Group and by 10.3% for its leading airline.

Domestically, the number of passengers carried by the group grew 9.7% year-on-year to 27.58 million. Passengers carried on Aeroflot’s domestic routes were up 11.3% to 15.69 million.

The biggest increase saw passengers carried on the group’s combined international routes, with an expansion of 23.3 per cent year-on-year to 22.55 million. In the same period, the number of passengers carried by Aeroflot on international routes increased by 15.3 per cent to 17.15 million. Growth in the international segment was driven by the combined effects of stable demand in the context of a strengthening ruble, increased flight frequencies and the launch of services to new international destinations, as well as the development of Rossiya’s partnerships with tour operators and the enlargement of Pobeda’s international route network.

The passenger load factors increased by 1.4 per cent year-on-year to 82.8 for the group as a whole and to 81.8 per cent for the main airline.

In 2017, the group’s overall aircraft fleet size increased by a total of 40 units to 325; Aeroflot’s own fleet took on 35 additional aircraft, bringing the total figure up to 224 airframes as of 31 December 2017.

Aeroflot Group Operating Results

Indicator 12 months 2017 12 months 2016 Change
Passengers carried, thousand PAX 50,129.0 43,440.4 15.4%
– international 22,549.7 18,288.9 23.3%
– domestic 27,579.2 25,151.5 9.7%
Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln 130,222.2 112,110.3 16.2%
– international 77,034.3 63,432.5 21.4%
– domestic 53,187.9 48,677.8 9.3%
Available Seat Kilometres, mln 157,210.6 137,654.0 14.2%
– international 93,429.3 79,334.3 17.8%
– domestic 63,781.3 58,319.7 9.4%
Passenger load factor, % 82.8% 81.4% 1.4 p.p.
– international 82.5% 80.0% 2.5 p.p.
– domestic 83.4% 83.5% (0.1 p.p.)
Cargo and mail carried, tonnes 273,359.0 205,787.7 32.8%
– international 153,328.0 97,968.5 56.5%
– domestic 120,031.0 107,819.2 11.3%
Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln 1,231.1 917.8 34.1%
– international 755.6 468.4 61.3%
– domestic 475.6 449.4 5.8%
Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mn 12,951.1 11,007.7 17.7%
– international 7,688.7 6,177.3 24.5%
– domestic 5,262.4 4,830.4 8.9%
Available Tonne Kilometres, mln 18,843.2 16,747.0 12.5%
– international 11,185.7 9,734.1 14.9%
– domestic 7,657.6 7,012.9 9.2%
Revenue load factor, 68.7% 65.7% 3.0 p.p.
– international 68.7% 63.5% 5.3 p.p.
– domestic 68.7% 68.9% (0.2 p.p.)
Revenue flights 368,473 331,853 11.0%
– international 153,425 135,900 12.9%
– domestic 215,048 195,953 9.7%
Flight hours for fleet 1,009,108 911,776 10.7%

 

Aeroflot Airlines Operating Results

Indicator 12 months 2017 12 months 2016 Change
Passengers carried, thousand PAX 32,845.2 28,977.9 13.3%
– international 17,154.1 14,873.7 15.3%
– domestic 15,691.1 14,104.2 11.3%
Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln 91,809.9 82,693.3 11.0%
– international 60,669.4 53,339.0 13.7%
– domestic 31,140.5 29,354.3 6.1%
Available Seat Kilometres, mln 112,246.0 101,757.9 10.3%
– international 75,315.6 67,387.0 11.8%
– domestic 36,930.4 34,370.9 7.4%
Passenger load factor, % 81.8% 81.3% 0.5 p.p.
– international 80.6% 79.2% 1.4 p.p.
– domestic 84.3% 85.4% (1.1 p.p.)
Cargo and mail carried, tonnes 226,589.8 175,504.9 29.1%
– international 148,680.3 96,081.1 54.7%
– domestic 77,909.5 79,423.8 (1.9%)
Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln 1,053.6 810.7 30.0%
– international 738.8 464.1 59.2%
– domestic 314.9 346.6 (9.2%)
Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln 9,316.5 8,253.1 12.9%
– international 6,199.0 5,264.6 17.7%
– domestic 3,117.5 2,988.5 4.3%
Available Tonne Kilometres, mln 13,676.8 12,694.6 7.7%
– international 9,228.5 8,412.0 9.7%
– domestic 4,448.3 4,282.6 3.9%
Revenue load factor, % 68.1% 65.0% 3.1 p.p.
– international 67.2% 62.6% 4.6 p.p.
– domestic 70.1% 69.8% 0.3 p.p.
Revenue flights 243,317 218,734 11.2%
– international 121,003 110,149 9.9%
– domestic 122,314 108,585 12.6%
Flight hours for fleet 702,807 639,524 9.9%

 

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