Aeroflot Group passenger traffic up 15.4% in December, 11.1% in full year 2018

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Aeroflot PJSC today announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines for December and 12M 2018[1].

12M 2018 Operating Highlights

In 12M 2018, Aeroflot Group carried 55.7 million passengers, up 11.1% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 35.8 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 8.9%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 9.9% and 6.7% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 10.1% year-on-year for the Group and by 8.4% year-on-year for the Company.

The passenger load factor decreased by 0.1 p.p. year-on-year to 82.7% for Aeroflot Group and decreased by 1.3 p.p. to 80.5% for Aeroflot airline.

December 2018 Operating Highlights

In December 2018, Aeroflot Group carried 4.3 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 15.4%. Aeroflot airline carried 2.9 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 13.5%.

Group and Company RPKs were up 14.3% and 9.1% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 16.5% for Aeroflot Group and by 12.2% for Aeroflot airline.

Aeroflot Group’s passenger load factor was 77.1%, representing a 1.5 percentage point decrease versus the same period a year earlier. The passenger load factor at Aeroflot – Russian Airlines decreased by 2.2 percentage points year-on-year to 74.9%.

Fleet update

In December 2018, Aeroflot Group added one Airbus A320 and one Boeing 737-800. One Airbus A319 and one Airbus A321 were phased-out. As of 31 December 2018, the Group fleet had 366 aircraft.

Aeroflot airline added one Airbus A320 and one Boeing 737-800 aircraft as well as phased-out one Airbus A319 and one Airbus A321 aircraft. As of 31 December 2018, the Company fleet had 253 aircraft.

  Net changes in the fleet Number of aircraft[2]

as of 31.12.2018 

  December 2018 12M 2018
Aeroflot Group +40 366
Aeroflot airline +1 +29 253

 

Aeroflot Group Operating Results

December 2018 December 2017 Change  12M 2018 12M 2017 Change
Passengers carried, thousand PAX 4,335.4 3,757.5      15.4% 55,710.4 50,128.9      11.1%
– international 1,913.3 1,669.5      14.6% 24,737.3 22,549.7       9.7%
– domestic 2,422.1 2,088.0      16.0% 30,973.1 27,579.2      12.3%
Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mn 11,227.8 9,825.1 14.3% 143,150.7 130,222.2 9.9%
– international 6,691.2 5,927.5      12.9% 83,249.4 77,034.3       8.1%
– domestic 4,536.6 3,897.6      16.4% 59,901.3 53,187.9      12.6%
Available Seat Kilometres, mn 14,554.1 12,494.8      16.5% 173,074.6 157,210.6      10.1%
– international 8,938.1 7,721.8      15.8% 102,843.2 93,429.3      10.1%
– domestic 5,616.0 4,773.0      17.7% 70,231.5 63,781.3      10.1%
Passenger load factor, % 77.1% 78.6%   (1.5 p.p.) 82.7% 82.8%  (0.1 p.p.)
– international 74.9% 76.8%   (1.9 p.p.) 80.9% 82.5%   (1.5 p.p.)
– domestic 80.8% 81.7%   (0.9 p.p.) 85.3% 83.4%      1.9 p.p.
Cargo and mail carried, tonnes 28,261.7 27,185.6        4.0% 303,881.1 273,359.0      11.2%
– international 16,114.6 15,081.4       6.9% 171,148.3 153,328.0      11.6%
– domestic 12,147.0 12,104.2       0.4% 132,732.8 120,031.0      10.6%
Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mn 117.9 116.4        1.3% 1,299.7 1,231.1        5.6%
– international 75.5 72.3       4.3% 803.1 755.5       6.3%
– domestic 42.5 44.0      (3.6%) 496.7 475.5       4.4%
Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mn 1,128.4 1,000.6      12.8% 14,183.3 12,951.1        9.5%
– international 677.7 605.8      11.9% 8,295.5 7,688.7       7.9%
– domestic 450.8 394.8      14.2% 5,887.8 5,262.4      11.9%
Available Tonne Kilometres, mn 1,733.4 1,479.9      17.1% 20,476.3 18,843.2        8.7%
– international 1,079.5 922.4      17.0% 12,185.3 11,185.7       8.9%
– domestic 653.9 557.5      17.3% 8,291.0 7,657.6       8.3%
Revenue load factor, % 65.1% 67.6%  (2.5 p.p.) 69.3% 68.7%     0.5 p.p.
– international 62.8% 65.7%   (2.9 p.p.) 68.1% 68.7%   (0.6 p.p.)
– domestic 68.9% 70.8%   (1.9 p.p.) 71.0% 68.7%      2.3 p.p.
Revenue flights 35,264 29,999      17.6% 411,455 368,473      11.7%
– international 14,952 12,535      19.3% 173,407 153,425      13.0%
– domestic 20,312 17,464      16.3% 238,048 215,048      10.7%
Flight hours 96,851 82,891      16.8% 1,123,546 1,009,108      11.3%

 

Aeroflot – Russian Airlines Operating Results

December 2018 December 2017 Change  12M 2018 12M 2017 Change
Passengers carried, thousand PAX 2,915.1 2,567.5      13.5% 35,762.5 32,845.2        8.9%
– international 1,480.2 1,352.4       9.5% 18,213.9 17,154.1       6.2%
– domestic 1,434.9 1,215.1      18.1% 17,548.6 15,691.1      11.8%
Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mn 7,893.4 7,236.7 9.1% 97,955.8 91,809.9 6.7%
– international 5,275.5 4,891.2       7.9% 64,044.1 60,669.4       5.6%
– domestic 2,617.9 2,345.5      11.6% 33,911.7 31,140.5       8.9%
Available Seat Kilometres, mn 10,532.7 9,383.3      12.2% 121,661.9 112,246.0        8.4%
– international 7,219.7 6,534.5      10.5% 81,464.7 75,315.6       8.2%
– domestic 3,313.0 2,848.8      16.3% 40,197.2 36,930.4       8.8%
Passenger load factor, % 74.9% 77.1%  (2.2 p.p.) 80.5% 81.8%     (1.3 p.p.)
– international 73.1% 74.9% (1.8 p.p.) 78.6% 80.6%      (2.0 p.p.)
– domestic 79.0% 82.3% (3.3 p.p.) 84.4% 84.3%        0.1 p.p.
Cargo and mail carried, tonnes 20,735.1 20,737.4      (0.0%) 223,830.7 226,589.8       (1.2%)
– international 14,105.7 13,989.7       0.8% 152,280.9 148,680.3       2.4%
– domestic 6,629.4 6,747.7      (1.8%) 71,549.8 77,909.5      (8.2%)
Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mn 93.0 95.6      (2.7%) 1,045.7 1,053.6       (0.8%)
– international 69.3 69.3       0.1% 751.4 738.7       1.7%
– domestic 23.7 26.3      (9.9%) 294.3 314.9      (6.5%)
Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mn 803.4 746.9        7.6% 9,861.7 9,316.5        5.9%
– international 544.1 509.5       6.8% 6,515.4 6,199.0       5.1%
– domestic 259.3 237.4       9.2% 3,346.3 3,117.5       7.3%
Available Tonne Kilometres, mn 1,264.3 1,128.1      12.1% 14,630.7 13,676.8        7.0%
– international 884.0 795.0      11.2% 9,880.4 9,228.5       7.1%
– domestic 380.3 333.1      14.2% 4,750.3 4,448.3       6.8%
Revenue load factor, % 63.5% 66.2%  (2.7 p.p.) 67.4% 68.1%    (0.7 p.p.)
– international 61.6% 64.1% (2.5 p.p.) 65.9% 67.2%     (1.3 p.p.)
– domestic 68.2% 71.3% (3.1 p.p.) 70.4% 70.1%       0.3 p.p.
Revenue flights 24,429 20,495      19.2% 273,177 243,317      12.3%
– international 11,944 10,351      15.4% 134,291 121,003      11.0%
– domestic 12,485 10,144      23.1% 138,886 122,314      13.5%
Flight hours 70,011 60,107      16.5% 778,795 702,807      10.8%

 

[1] Management accounts.

[2] Excluding aircraft leased or subleased out.

Moscow, 28 January 2019

1 COMMENT

  1. As of the end of 2016, the Group fleet comprised 292 planes, 189 of which are operated by Aeroflot – Russian Airlines. The Group services over 314 regular destinations to 51 countries, with Aeroflot – Russian Airlines operating 133 regular routes across 50 countries.

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