Aeroflot Group passenger traffic up 15.4% in 4 Months 2019 (13.2% in April)

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Aeroflot PJSC announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for April and 4M 2019[1].

4M 2019 Operating Highlights

In 4M 2019, Aeroflot Group carried 17.5 million passengers, up 15.4% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 11.5 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 12.6%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 15.9% and 10.4% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 16.5% year-on-year for the Group and by 10.9% year-on-year for the Company.

The passenger load factor decreased by 0.5 p.p. year-on-year to 78.6% for Aeroflot Group and decreased by 0.4 p.p. to 76.9% for Aeroflot airline.

April 2019 Operating Highlights

In April 2019, Aeroflot Group carried 4.7 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 13.2%. Aeroflot airline carried 3.1 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 8.3%.

Group and Company RPKs were up 13.6% and 8.7% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 13.8% for Aeroflot Group and by 7.7% for Aeroflot airline.

Aeroflot Group’s passenger load factor was 80.6%, representing a 0.1 percentage point decrease versus the same period a year earlier. The passenger load factor at Aeroflot – Russian Airlines increased by 0.7 percentage points year-on-year to 80.0%.

Fleet update

In April 2019, Aeroflot Group added one Boeing 737-800 aircraft. One Airbus A319 and one Airbus A321 were phased out. As of 30 April 2019, the Group fleet had 370 aircraft.

Aeroflot airline phased out one Airbus A321 aircraft. As of 30 April 2019, the Company fleet had 254 aircraft.

  Net changes in the fleet Number of aircraft[2]

as of 30.04.2019 

  April 2019 4M 2019
Aeroflot Group -1 +4 370
Aeroflot airline -1 +1 254

 

Aeroflot Group Operating Results

April 2019 April 2018 Change  4M 2019 4M 2018 Change
Passengers carried, thousand PAX 4,736.3 4,185.3      13.2% 17,500.4 15,170.5      15.4%
– international 2,134.9 1,851.3      15.3% 7,865.7 6,739.1      16.7%
– domestic 2,601.4 2,334.1      11.5% 9,634.7 8,431.4      14.3%
Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mn 12,242.7 10,773.2 13.6% 45,785.9 39,516.4 15.9%
– international 7,376.9 6,343.8      16.3% 27,942.3 23,911.6      16.9%
– domestic 4,865.8 4,429.4       9.9% 17,843.7 15,604.8      14.3%
Available Seat Kilometres, mn 15,182.9 13,343.7      13.8% 58,227.5 49,967.3      16.5%
– international 9,180.3 7,957.3      15.4% 35,727.5 30,461.2      17.3%
– domestic 6,002.6 5,386.3      11.4% 22,500.0 19,506.1      15.3%
Passenger load factor, % 80.6% 80.7%    (0.1 p.p.) 78.6% 79.1%    (0.5 p.p.)
– international 80.4% 79.7% 0.6 p.p. 78.2% 78.5%   (0.3 p.p.)
– domestic 81.1% 82.2% (1.2 p.p.) 79.3% 80.0%   (0.7 p.p.)
Cargo and mail carried, tonnes 26,128.7 23,997.9        8.9% 91,124.2 86,664.1        5.1%
– international 15,386.5 13,723.9      12.1% 52,548.2 49,734.2       5.7%
– domestic 10,742.2 10,274.0       4.6% 38,576.0 36,929.9       4.5%
Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mn 109.8 104.2        5.4% 379.1 374.8        1.2%
– international 71.8 66.4       8.2% 241.4 237.8       1.6%
– domestic 37.9 37.8       0.4% 137.7 137.0       0.5%
Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mn 1,211.6 1,073.8      12.8% 4,499.9 3,931.2      14.5%
– international 735.8 637.3      15.4% 2,756.2 2,389.8      15.3%
– domestic 475.9 436.4       9.0% 1,743.6 1,541.4      13.1%
Available Tonne Kilometres, mn 1,805.5 1,572.7      14.8% 6,919.0 5,900.2      17.3%
– international 1,097.7 941.8      16.5% 4,300.6 3,624.6      18.7%
– domestic 707.8 630.8      12.2% 2,618.4 2,275.6      15.1%
Revenue load factor, % 67.1% 68.3%   (1.2 p.p.) 65.0% 66.6%   (1.6 p.p.)
– international 67.0% 67.7%   (0.6 p.p.) 64.1% 65.9%   (1.8 p.p.)
– domestic 67.2% 69.2%    (2.0 p.p.) 66.6% 67.7%    (1.1 p.p.)
Revenue flights 35,752 32,027      11.6% 138,209 120,563      14.6%
– international 15,018 13,428      11.8% 58,244 50,297      15.8%
– domestic 20,734 18,599      11.5% 79,965 70,266      13.8%
Flight hours 98,233 87,998      11.6% 381,758 329,949      15.7%

 

Aeroflot – Russian Airlines Operating Results

April 2019 April 2018 Change  4M 2019 4M 2018 Change
Passengers carried, thousand PAX 3,053.2 2,819.9        8.3% 11,505.9 10,213.9      12.6%
– international 1,639.3 1,439.1      13.9% 6,019.3 5,338.5      12.8%
– domestic 1,414.0 1,380.9       2.4% 5,486.6 4,875.4      12.5%
Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mn 8,462.5 7,787.2 8.7% 31,747.7 28,762.4 10.4%
– international 5,901.5 5,088.5      16.0% 21,826.3 19,413.2      12.4%
– domestic 2,561.1 2,698.6      (5.1%) 9,921.5 9,349.3       6.1%
Available Seat Kilometres, mn 10,576.4 9,819.0        7.7% 41,292.5 37,238.2      10.9%
– international 7,415.7 6,529.8      13.6% 28,478.5 25,441.8      11.9%
– domestic 3,160.7 3,289.2      (3.9%) 12,814.0 11,796.5       8.6%
Passenger load factor, % 80.0% 79.3%    0.7 p.p. 76.9% 77.2%     (0.4 p.p.)
– international 79.6% 77.9%     1.7 p.p. 76.6% 76.3%        0.3 p.p.
– domestic 81.0% 82.0%  (1.0 p.p.) 77.4% 79.3%      (1.8 p.p.)
Cargo and mail carried, tonnes 19,200.7 18,596.0        3.3% 65,032.8 66,143.8       (1.7%)
– international 13,643.9 12,518.9       9.0% 44,597.1 45,284.2      (1.5%)
– domestic 5,556.8 6,077.1      (8.6%) 20,435.8 20,859.6      (2.0%)
Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mn 87.2 88.0  (0.8%) 293.4 312.4       (6.1%)
– international 66.4 62.7  5.9% 215.5 224.9    (4.2%)
– domestic 20.8 25.3 (17.7%) 77.9 87.6     (11.0%)
Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mn 848.9 788.8        7.6% 3,150.7 2,901.1        8.6%
– international 597.6 520.7      14.8% 2,179.8 1,972.0      10.5%
– domestic 251.3 268.1      (6.3%) 970.9 929.0       4.5%
Available Tonne Kilometres, mn 1,275.1 1,176.8        8.4% 4,960.1 4,468.3      11.0%
– international 906.8 786.3      15.3% 3,475.4 3,083.2      12.7%
– domestic 368.3 390.4      (5.7%) 1,484.7 1,385.1       7.2%
Revenue load factor, % 66.6% 67.0%  (0.5 p.p.) 63.5% 64.9%     (1.4 p.p.)
– international 65.9% 66.2%  (0.3 p.p.) 62.7% 64.0%      (1.2 p.p.)
– domestic 68.2% 68.7%  (0.5 p.p.) 65.4% 67.1%      (1.7 p.p.)
Revenue flights 23,562 21,628        8.9% 93,698 81,860      14.5%
– international 11,635 10,656       9.2% 45,826 40,915      12.0%
– domestic 11,927 10,972       8.7% 47,872 40,945      16.9%
Flight hours 67,883 62,159        9.2% 270,009 236,737      14.1%

 

 

[1] Management accounts.

[2] Excluding aircraft leased or subleased out.

 

Moscow, 24 May 2019

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