February 6, 2013, Moscow.– JSC “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” summed up traffic and capacity statistics for December and 12 months of 2012.
In December 2012passenger traffic increased by 16.3% against the same period in 2011 and totaled 1,393.6 ths passengers. International passenger traffic rose by 22.9% (+154.0 ths passengers) reaching 825.9 ths passengers. The number of passengers served on domestic lines was 567.7 ths which is 7.8% more (+41.3 ths passengers) compared to the result of December 2011.
Seat load factor in December 2012 rose by 1.0 p.p. compared to December 2011 and reached 73.6%. Revenue load factor reached 61.6% (+1.1 p.p. compared to December 2011).
Passenger turnover of the company went up by 19.7% against the same period in 2011 and reached 4,139 mln passenger-kilometers. International passenger turnover totaled 2,862 mln passenger-kilometers which is 25.0% more compared to the same period of 2011. The domestic passenger turnover increased by 9.3% against December 2011 and amounted to 1,277 mln passenger-kilometers.
Aeroflot cargo-mail tonnage totaled 16,155 tonne which is 0.4% more compared to December 2011.
The results for 12 months of 2012 show that the number of carried passengers increased by 24.6% (+3,482 ths passengers) to become 17,656 ths passengers. The seat load factor totaled 77.9%, exceeding the result of the corresponding period of 2011 by 0.4 p.p. Passenger turnover of Aeroflot was 50,533 mln passenger-kilometers, which represents 20.3% (+8,512 mln pkm) increase compared with the results for 12 months of 2011.
The information indicated above refers to JSC “Aeroflot” standalone and does not include the results of the subsidiary airlines.
Established in 1923 with a headquarters in Moscow, Aeroflot is Russia's flagship airline and the largest national air company.
Proudly being a member of SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot with its partnering members provides service to 1000 destinations in 187 countries.
Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe counting 128 aircraft formed by Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners with an average airplane age of 5 years.
In 2011 Aeroflot carried more than 14.2 million passengers, showing the best result in modern Russia's history. In the same year Aeroflot was honored with a prestigious international SkyTrax World Airline Award as 'The best airline in Eastern Europe'.