Aeroflot Group passenger traffic up 8.8% in April 2018

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Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for April and 4M 2018[1].

January April 2018 Operating Highlights

In 4M 2018, Aeroflot Group carried 15.2 million passengers, up 7.2% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 10.2 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 6.0%. Group and Company RPKs increased by 7.2% and 4.9% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 7.4% year-on-year for the Group and by 7.5% year-on-year for the Company. The passenger load factor decreased by 0.2 p.p. year-on-year to 79.1% for Aeroflot Group and by 2.0 p.p. to 77.2% for Aeroflot airline.

April 2018 Operating Highlights

In April 2018, Aeroflot Group carried 4.2 million passengers, up 8.8% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 2.8 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 7.5%.

Group and Company RPKs were up 8.4% and 5.6% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 11.0% for Aeroflot Group and by 11.3% for Aeroflot airline.

On domestic routes, Group passengers carried and RPKs grew by 9.0% and 10.8% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 8.9% year-on-year. Company passengers carried and RPKs increased by 10.2% and 8.6% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 11.0%.

In April 2018, the number of passengers carried on the Group’s international routes increased by 8.6% year-on-year. RPKs grew by 6.8%, while capacity grew by 12.6%. The number of passengers carried by Aeroflot airline on international routes increased by 4.9%. RPKs grew by 4.1%, ASKs by 11.4%.

The passenger load factor decreased by 2.0 p.p. year-on-year to 80.7% for Aeroflot Group and by 4.2 p.p. to 79.3% for Aeroflot airline. The significant increase in the passenger load factor in April 2017 driven by appreciation of the rouble created a high base factor, leading to a non-material normalisation of this indicator in the April 2018 reporting period. (In April 2017, the passenger load factor increased by 3.3 p.p. year-on-year for the Group and by 3.0 p.p. year-on-year for the Company).

Fleet update

In April 2018, Aeroflot Group added five aircraft: two Airbus A320, two Boeing 737-800 and one Boeing 777-300 and one SSJ100. One Airbus A321 was phased out. As of 30 April 2018, the Group fleet had 340 aircraft2.

Aeroflot airline added four aircraft: two Airbus A320 and two Boeing 737-800. One Airbus A321 was phased out. As of 30 April 2018, the Company fleet had 235 aircraft.

  Net changes in the fleet Number of aircraft[2]

as of 30.04.2018 

  April 2018 4M 2018
Aeroflot Group +4 +14 340
Aeroflot airline +3 +11 235

 

Aeroflot Group Operating Results

April
2018
April
201
7
Change  4M 2018 4M 2017 Change
Passengers carried, thousand PAX 4,185.3 3,847.1        8.8% 15,170.5 14,148.6        7.2%
– international 1,851.3 1,705.0       8.6% 6,739.1 6,282.7       7.3%
– domestic 2,334.1 2,142.1       9.0% 8,431.4 7,865.9       7.2%
Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln 10,773.3 9,937.1 8.4% 39,516.3 36,870.6 7.2%
– international 6,343.8 5,939.3       6.8% 23,911.5 22,470.3       6.4%
– domestic 4,429.5 3,997.8      10.8% 15,604.8 14,400.4       8.4%
Available Seat Kilometres, mln 13,343.7 12,016.1      11.0% 49,967.3 46,526.1        7.4%
– international 7,957.3 7,068.5      12.6% 30,461.2 27,915.2       9.1%
– domestic 5,386.3 4,947.6       8.9% 19,506.1 18,610.9       4.8%
Passenger load factor, % 80.7% 82.7%   (2.0 p.p.) 79.1% 79.2%   (0.2 p.p.)
– international 79.7% 84.0%   (4.3 p.p.) 78.5% 80.5%   (2.0 p.p.)
– domestic 82.2% 80.8%      1.4 p.p. 80.0% 77.4%     2.6 p.p.
Cargo and mail carried, tonnes 23,997.4 21,956.7        9.3% 86,663.6 79,136.8        9.5%
– international 13,723.6 12,253.0      12.0% 49,734.0 45,041.6      10.4%
– domestic 10,273.7 9,703.8       5.9% 36,929.6 34,095.3       8.3%
Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln 104.2 98.8        5.4% 374.8 357.6        4.8%
– international 66.4 60.9       8.9% 237.8 223.4       6.4%
– domestic 37.8 37.9      (0.3%) 137.0 134.2       2.1%
Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln 1,073.8 993.2        8.1% 3,931.2 3,675.9        6.9%
– international 637.3 595.5       7.0% 2,389.8 2,245.8       6.4%
– domestic 436.4 397.7       9.7% 1,541.4 1,430.3       7.8%
Available Tonne Kilometres, mln 1,572.7 1,441.5        9.1% 5,900.2 5,662.4        4.2%
– international 941.8 848.0      11.1% 3,624.6 3,417.6       6.1%
– domestic 630.8 593.5       6.3% 2,275.6 2,244.8       1.4%
Revenue load factor, % 68.3% 68.9%    (0.6 p.p.) 66.6% 64.9%     1.7 p.p.
– international 67.7% 70.2%   (2.6 p.p.) 65.9% 65.7%    0.2 p.p.
– domestic 69.2% 67.0%     2.2 p.p. 67.7% 63.7%      4.0 p.p.
Revenue flights 32,028 29,042      10.3% 120,566 111,392        8.2%
– international 13,428 11,976      12.1% 50,297 45,741      10.0%
– domestic 18,600 17,066       9.0% 70,269 65,651       7.0%
Flight hours for fleet 87,998 79,136      11.2% 329,952 304,095        8.5%

 

 

Aeroflot – Russian Airlines Operating Results

April
2018
April
201
7
Change  4M 2018 4M 2017 Change
Passengers carried, thousand PAX 2,819.9 2,624.3        7.5% 10,213.9 9,639.6        6.0%
– international 1,439.1 1,371.2       4.9% 5,338.5 5,124.8       4.2%
– domestic 1,380.9 1,253.1      10.2% 4,875.4 4,514.8       8.0%
Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln 7,787.2 7,372.9 5.6% 28,762.4 27,431.7 4.9%
– international 5,088.5 4,887.4       4.1% 19,413.2 18,647.3       4.1%
– domestic 2,698.6 2,485.5       8.6% 9,349.3 8,784.4       6.4%
Available Seat Kilometres, mln 9,819.0 8,824.8      11.3% 37,238.2 34,630.1        7.5%
– international 6,529.8 5,861.1      11.4% 25,441.8 23,584.5       7.9%
– domestic 3,289.2 2,963.7      11.0% 11,796.5 11,045.6       6.8%
Passenger load factor, % 79.3% 83.5%  (4.2 p.p.) 77.2% 79.2%    (2.0 p.p.)
– international 77.9% 83.4%  (5.5 p.p.) 76.3% 79.1%     (2.8 p.p.)
– domestic 82.0% 83.9%  (1.9 p.p.) 79.3% 79.5%      (0.2 p.p.)
Cargo and mail carried, tonnes 18,596.0 18,986.2     (2.1%) 66,143.8 67,817.0       (2.5%)
– international 12,518.9 12,027.8       4.1% 45,284.2 44,274.7       2.3%
– domestic 6,077.1 6,958.4   (12.7%) 20,859.6 23,542.3     (11.4%)
Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln 88.0 88.4      (0.5%) 312.4 314.6       (0.7%)
– international 62.7 59.9       4.7% 224.9 220.1       2.2%
– domestic 25.3 28.5   (11.4%) 87.6 94.5      (7.3%)
Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln 788.8 752.0        4.9% 2,901.1 2,783.4        4.2%
– international 520.7 499.8       4.2% 1,972.0 1,898.3       3.9%
– domestic 268.1 252.2       6.3% 929.0 885.1       5.0%
Available Tonne Kilometres, mln 1,176.8 1,072.0        9.8% 4,468.3 4,276.0        4.5%
– international 786.3 715.0      10.0% 3,083.2 2,941.9       4.8%
– domestic 390.4 357.0       9.4% 1,385.1 1,334.1       3.8%
Revenue load factor, % 67.0% 70.1%  (3.1 p.p.) 64.9% 65.1%    (0.2 p.p.)
– international 66.2% 69.9% (3.7 p.p.) 64.0% 64.5%     (0.5 p.p.)
– domestic 68.7% 70.6%  1.9 p.p.) 67.1% 66.3%       0.8 p.p.
Revenue flights 21,628 19,369      11.7% 81,860 74,876        9.3%
– international 10,656 9,613      10.8% 40,915 37,642       8.7%
– domestic 10,972 9,756      12.5% 40,945 37,234      10.0%
Flight hours for fleet 62,159 55,955      11.1% 236,737 217,978        8.6%

 

Moscow, 21 May 2018 

[1] Management accounts.

[2] Excluding aircraft leased or subleased out.

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