Moscow, 27 February 2017 — Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for January 2017.
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.
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.