Aeroflot Group passenger traffic up 11.5%

Aeroflot PJSC (MCX: AFLT) has reported in the first five months of 2016, Aeroflot Group carried 15.8 million passengers, up 11.5 percent year-on year, while Aeroflot Airline carried 10.9 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 13.6 percent, the company said.

Group and company revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) by 13.2 percent year-on-year, respectively. Available seat kilometres (ASKs) rose by 8.7 percent year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 10.2 percent for Aeroflot airline. The passenger load factor increased by 3.0 percentage points year-on-year to 77.4 percent for the Group and by 2.0 p.p. year-on-year to 77.7 percent for the Company.

In May 2016, Aeroflot Group carried 3.5 million passengers, up 8.8 percent year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 2.4 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 12.4 percent.

Group and company RPKs increased by 12.0 percent and 12.5 percent year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 8.3 percent year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 10.1 percent for Aeroflot airline.

On domestic routes, Group passengers carried and RPKs grew by 8.5 percent and 8.9 percent year-on-year, respectively. On international routes, Group passengers carried rose 9.2 percent year-on-year while Group RPKs were up 14.7 percent year-on-year.

International traffic increased despite the suspension of flights to destinations in Ukraine and Egypt and the suspension of charter service to Turkey. International traffic growth was supported by a decline in competition as several foreign carriers reduced flight frequencies to Russia, Aeroflot airline´s higher international transit traffic through its Sheremetyevo hub and Transaero´s exit from the market, which triggered a reallocation of domestic and international routes amongst market players.

Aeroflot is the flag carrier airline of the Russian Federation.