Aeroflot Group Passenger Traffic Up 6.1% in January-February 2018

aeroflot press-release

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 2018[1].

January – February 2018 Operating Highlights

In 2M 2018, Aeroflot Group carried 7.1 million passengers, up 6.1% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 4.7 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 4.8%. Group and Company RPKs increased by 6.3% and 4.1% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 5.6% year-on-year for the Group and by 5.9% year-on-year for the Company. The passenger load factor increased by 0.5 p.p. year-on-year up to 77.7% for Aeroflot Group and decreased by 1.3 p.p. year-on-year down to 75.5% for Aeroflot airline.

February 2018 Operating Highlights

In February 2018, Aeroflot Group carried 3.4 million passengers, up 4.3% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 2.3 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 2.9%.

Group and Company RPKs were up 4.9% and 3.0% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 4.5% for Aeroflot Group and by 5.1% for Aeroflot airline.

On domestic routes, Group passengers carried and RPKs grew by 4.4% and 5.8% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 0.7% year-on-year. Company passengers carried and RPKs increased by 4.8% and 4.5% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 3.4%. The passenger load factor on domestic routes increased by 3.9 p.p. year-on-year to 80.0% for Aeroflot Group and by 0.9 p.p. year-on-year to 79.3% for Aeroflot airline.

In February 2018, the number of passengers carried on the Group’s international routes increased by 4.3% year-on-year. RPKs grew by 4.4%, while capacity grew by 7.1%. The number of passengers carried by Aeroflot airline on international routes increased by 1.3%. RPKs grew by 2.3%, ASKs by 5.9%. The passenger load factor on international routes decreased by 2.0 p.p. year-on-year to 77.0% for Aeroflot Group and by 2.6 p.p. to 74.6% for Aeroflot airline.

The passenger load factor in the international segment decreased due to increased flight frequencies, primarily on European and US routes. In addition, the significant increase in the passenger load factor in February 2017 driven by appreciation of the rouble created a high base factor, leading to a non-material normalisation of this indicator in the February 2018 reporting period. (In February 2017, the passenger load factor increased by 4.4 p.p. year-on-year for the Group and by 3.3 p.p. year-on-year for the Company).

Fleet update

In February 2018, Aeroflot Group added five aircraft: two Airbus A321, two Boeing 737-800 and one SSJ100. One Airbus A320 and one Airbus A321 were phased out. As of 28 February 2018, the Group fleet had 332 aircraft.  

Aeroflot airline added four aircraft: two Airbus A321, one Boeing 737-800 and one SSJ100. One Airbus A320 and one Airbus A321 were phased out. As of 28 February 2018, the Company fleet had 230 aircraft.

 

 

Net changes in the fleet

Number of aircraft[2]

as of 28.02.2018 

 

February 2018

2M 2018

Aeroflot Group

+3

+7

332

Aeroflot airline

+2

+6

230

Aeroflot Group Operating Results

 

February
2018

February
2017

Change

 2M 2018

22017

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

3,369.4

3,229.6

       4.3%

7,055.0

6,650.4

       6.1%

– international

1,476.4

1,415.6

      4.3%

3,143.3

2,974.1

      5.7%

– domestic

1,893.0

1,814.0

      4.4%

3,911.8

3,676.2

      6.4%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

8,772.3

8,358.6

4.9%

18,553.0

17,456.2

6.3%

– international

5,317.0

5,093.7

      4.4%

11,369.7

10,759.1

      5.7%

– domestic

3,455.3

3,265.0

      5.8%

7,183.3

6,696.9

      7.3%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

11,228.0

10,740.2

       4.5%

23,888.6

22,621.3

       5.6%

– international

6,908.3

6,450.9

      7.1%

14,739.2

13,681.1

     7.7%

– domestic

4,319.8

4,289.2

      0.7%

9,149.5

8,940.2

      2.3%

Passenger load factor, %

78.1%

77.8%

    0.p.p.

77.7%

77.2%

     0.p.p.

– international

77.0%

79.0%

   (2.0 p.p.)

77.1%

78.6%

   (1.5 p.p.)

– domestic

80.0%

76.1%

     3.9 p.p.

78.5%

74.9%

     3.6 p.p.

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

18,147.3

16,944.8

       7.1%

39,527.4

33,757.5

     17.1%

– international

9,568.0

9,371.8

      2.1%

22,638.4

19,326.4

     17.1%

– domestic

8,579.3

7,572.9

     13.3%

16,889.1

14,431.1

     17.0%

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

77.7

76.0

       2.2%

170.4

153.0

     11.4%

– international

45.0

46.3

     (2.7%)

107.4

95.9

     12.0%

– domestic

32.7

29.7

      9.9%

63.0

57.1

     10.5%

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

867.2

828.3

       4.7%

1,840.2

1,724.0

       6.7%

– international

523.6

504.7

      3.7%

1,130.7

1,064.1

      6.3%

– domestic

343.7

323.7

      6.2%

709.5

659.8

      7.5%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,326.2

1,314.1

       0.9%

2,825.8

2,772.6

       1.9%

– international

823.9

794.7

      3.7%

1,758.6

1,688.0

      4.2%

– domestic

502.4

519.6

     (3.3%)

1,067.2

1,084.6

     (1.6%)

Revenue load factor, %

65.4%

63.0%

   2.p.p.

65.1%

62.2%

     2.p.p.

– international

63.5%

63.5%

         –

64.3%

63.0%

    1.2 p.p.

– domestic

68.4%

62.3%

     6.1 p.p.

66.5%

60.8%

     5.6 p.p.

Revenue flights

27,242

25,868

       5.3%

57,510

53,466

       7.6%

– international

11,285

10,496

      7.5%

24,003

21,986

      9.2%

– domestic

15,957

15,372

      3.8%

33,507

31,480

      6.4%

Flight hours for fleet

74,091

70,462

       5.2%

157,502

146,785

       7.3%

 

Aeroflot – Russian Airlines Operating Results

 

February
2018

February
2017

Change

 2M 2018

22017

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

2,271.9

2,206.8

       2.9%

4,726.6

4,509.6

       4.8%

– international

1,185.5

1,170.2

      1.3%

2,506.6

2,440.1

      2.7%

– domestic

1,086.4

1,036.6

      4.8%

2,220.0

2,069.5

      7.3%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln

6,437.9

6,247.9

3.0%

13,478.4

12,942.2

4.1%

– international

4,368.9

4,268.6

      2.3%

9,237.1

8,943.0

      3.3%

– domestic

2,069.1

1,979.3

      4.5%

4,241.4

3,999.2

      6.1%

Available Seat Kilometres, mln

8,465.8

8,051.2

       5.1%

17,851.1

16,856.7

       5.9%

– international

5,856.3

5,527.6

      5.9%

12,371.3

11,634.7

      6.3%

– domestic

2,609.5

2,523.6

      3.4%

5,479.8

5,222.0

      4.9%

Passenger load factor, %

76.0%

77.6%

 (1.p.p.)

75.5%

76.8%

    (1.p.p.)

– international

74.6%

77.2%

(2.6 p.p.)

74.7%

76.9%

     (2.2 p.p.)

– domestic

79.3%

78.4%

   0.9 p.p.

77.4%

76.6%

       0.8 p.p.

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

13,412.3

14,230.8

    (5.8%)

29,857.6

28,622.1

       4.3%

– international

8,631.0

9,182.2

     (6.0%)

20,581.8

19,014.3

      8.2%

– domestic

4,781.3

5,048.6

     (5.3%)

9,275.8

9,607.8

     (3.5%)

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln

63.1

65.1

     (3.0%)

141.2

132.2

       6.8%

– international

42.4

45.4

     (6.7%)

101.6

94.6

      7.4%

– domestic

20.8

19.7

      5.5%

39.6

37.6

      5.3%

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln

642.6

627.4

       2.4%

1,354.3

1,297.0

       4.4%

– international

435.6

429.5

      1.4%

933.0

899.5

      3.7%

– domestic

207.0

197.9

      4.6%

421.3

397.5

      6.0%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mln

1,015.4

998.3

       1.7%

2,144.3

2,095.0

       2.4%

– international

710.4

693.9

      2.4%

1,503.4

1,463.8

      2.7%

– domestic

305.1

304.4

      0.2%

640.9

631.2

      1.5%

Revenue load factor, %

63.3%

62.8%

  0.p.p.

63.2%

61.9%

      1.p.p.

– international

61.3%

61.9%

(0.6 p.p.)

62.1%

61.4%

      0.7 p.p.

– domestic

67.9%

65.0%

   2.9 p.p.

65.7%

63.0%

       2.7 p.p.

Revenue flights

18,513

17,525

       5.6%

39,107

36,021

       8.6%

– international

9,313

8,789

      6.0%

19,735

18,293

      7.9%

– domestic

9,200

8,736

      5.3%

19,372

17,728

      9.3%

Flight hours for fleet

53,619

50,966

       5.2%

113,599

105,637

       7.5%

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