Aeroflot’s traffic continues growth, albeit at a slower rate than in May. Compared to the 12.4% year-on-year growth in May, June traffic showed 6.5% increase to 2.543 million passengers.
Traffic growth on domestic routes slowed from 20.3% in May to 6.3% in June to 1.271 million passengers. By contrast, traffic growth rate on international routes climbed slightly, from 5% in May to 6.6% in June. Notably, the number of passengers carried inside the country in June equalled international traffic.
Aeroflot’s operational performance since the beginning of the year have been showing a steady climb, up 12.2% YOY to 13.438 million passengers – up 18.3% on domestic and 6.7% on international lines.
However, a decline in growth rates is evident for Russia’s flagship carrier, as well as for the entire Aeroflot Group, which includes three subsidiaries- Rossiya, low-cost Pobeda and Aurora, which operates in the Far East. The total number of passengers served by the group in June grew 5.8% to 3.943 million, against 8.8% growth in May.
In the first half-year 2016 the group’s cumulative traffic grew 10.3% to 16.694 million passengers, whereas for the same period last year the traffic grew 11.5%.
In June cumulative traffic on domestic lines reached 11.602 million passengers, up 12.7% YOY, on international lines, 8.092 million passengers, up 7.1%.
Despite the slowdown, Aeroflot’s operational performance remains way ahead of the market, which is still plagued by a deep crisis. Russia’s main airline continues to benefit from it’s competitor Transaero leaving the market last year, which partly explains its success this year.
In May Russian carriers’ cumulative traffic declined 14.3%. At the end of six months of 2016 in was down 6.5%.
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