Aeroflot passenger traffic in January 2017 up 14.8%. Aeroflot Group passenger traffic up 15.4%

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 January 2017.

Operating Highlights

In January 2017, Aeroflot Group carried 3.4 million passengers, up 15.4% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 2.3 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 14.8%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 19.3% and 14.8% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 15.4% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 11.7% for Aeroflot airline.

On domestic routes, Group passengers carried and RPKs grew by 8.0% and 10.1% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 13.6% year-on-year. Company passengers carried and RPKs on domestic routes were up 9.5% and 4.4% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 8.8%.

In January 2017, the number of passengers carried on the Group’s international routes increased by 25.6% year-on-year. RPKs increased by 25.6%, while capacity grew by 16.6%. The number of passengers carried by Aeroflot airline on international routes increased by 19.6%. RPKs increased by 20.0%, and ASKs by 13.0%. Growth in the international segment was driven by the stable macroeconomic situation, increased flight frequencies and the launch of flights to new international destinations, as well as the development of Rossiya’s charter programme and of Pobeda’s international route network.

As a result of these factors, the passenger load factor increased by 2.5 p.p. year-on-year to 76.6% for the Group and by 2.0 p.p. year-on-year to 76.0% for the Company.

Fleet Update

In January 2017, the Group added one Airbus A321, two Boeing 747 and one DHC 8-Q400. The Group fleet increased by four aircraft, bringing the fleet size to 293 aircraft (excluding one An-24 which was leased out) as of 31 January 2017.

Aeroflot airline added one Airbus A321 bringing the total fleet to 190 aircraft as of 31 January 2017.

Aeroflot Group Operating Results

  January

2017

January

2016

Change
Passengers carried, thousand PAX 3,420.8 2,964.5      15.4% 
– international 1,558.6 1,240.7      25.6%
– domestic 1,862.2 1,723.8       8.0%
Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln 9,090.6 7,623.0 19.3%
– international 5,659.3 4,505.6      25.6%
– domestic 3,431.3 3,117.4      10.1%
Available Seat Kilometres, mln 11,874.4 10,289.6      15.4% 
– international 7,223.9 6,195.8      16.6%
– domestic 4,650.5 4,093.8      13.6%
Passenger load factor, % 76.6% 74.1%           2.5 p.p. 
– international 78.3% 72.7%           5.6 p.p.
– domestic 73.8% 76.1%          (2.3 p.p.)
Cargo and mail carried, tonnes 16,819.7 10,803.8      55.7% 
– international 9,955.0 5,364.9      85.6%
– domestic 6,864.7 5,438.9      26.2%
Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln 76.9 47.2      62.9% 
– international 49.6 25.7      93.0%
– domestic 27.3 21.5      27.0%
Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln 895.0 733.3      22.1% 
– international 558.9 431.2      29.6%
– domestic 336.1 302.1      11.3%
Available Tonne Kilometres, mln 1,457.7 1,253.1      16.3% 
– international 892.7 775.9      15.1%
– domestic 565.0 477.2      18.4%
Revenue load factor, % 61.4% 58.5%           2.9 p.p.
– international 62.6% 55.6%           7.0 p.p.
– domestic 59.5% 63.3%          (3.8 p.p.)
Revenue flights 27,604 25,582        7.9% 
– international 11,490 10,365      10.9%
– domestic 16,114 15,217       5.9%
Flight hours for fleet 76,333 69,408      10.0% 

Aeroflot – Russian Airlines Operating Results

  January

2017

January

2016

Change
Passengers carried, thousand PAX 2,302.8 2,005.4      14.8% 
– international 1,269.9 1,062.0      19.6%
– domestic 1,032.9 943.4       9.5%
Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln 6,694.3 5,831.9 14.8%
– international 4,674.4 3,896.9      20.0%
– domestic 2,019.9 1,935.0       4.4%
Available Seat Kilometres, mln 8,805.5 7,884.4      11.7% 
– international 6,107.1 5,404.2      13.0%
– domestic 2,698.4 2,480.2       8.8%
Passenger load factor, % 76.0% 74.0%           2.0 p.p. 
– international 76.5% 72.1%           4.4 p.p.
– domestic 74.9% 78.0%          (3.1 p.p.)
Cargo and mail carried, tonnes 14,391.3 9,498.2      51.5% 
– international 9,832.1 5,228.2      88.1%
– domestic 4,559.2 4,270.0       6.8%
Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln 67.0 44.8      49.6% 
– international 49.2 25.4      93.7%
– domestic 17.8 19.4      (8.2%)
Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln 669.5 569.7      17.5% 
– international 469.9 376.2      24.9%
– domestic 199.6 193.5       3.2%
Available Tonne Kilometres, mln 1,096.6 985.5      11.3% 
– international 769.8 678.9      13.4%
– domestic 326.8 306.6       6.6%
Revenue load factor, % 61.1% 57.8%           3.3 p.p. 
– international 61.0% 55.4%           5.6 p.p.
– domestic 61.1% 63.1%          (2.0 p.p.)
Revenue flights 18,496 16,988        8.9% 
– international 9,504 8,750       8.6%
– domestic 8,992 8,238       9.2%
Flight hours for fleet 54,671 50,011        9.3% 
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