AEROFLOT ANNOUNCES RECORD TRAFFIC STATISTICS FOR THE FULL YEAR 2013

05 February 2014

 

 

MOSCOW, 4 FEBRUARY 2014 – Aeroflot (“the Company”, Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) announces record operating results in the modern history of the Company and Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) for the twelve months ending 31 December 2013. Key drivers of the strong operational highlights included: a marked expansion of the route network, fleet enlargement and passenger traffic growth.

 

Highlights

 

Aeroflot standalone:

  • Passenger traffic for the full year 2013 was a record 20.9 million. This represented 18.4% year-on-year growth, considerably ahead of the overall Russian industry growth rate of 14.2%. December 2013 passenger traffic was 1.6 million, a 17.0% rise over December 2012 (and well ahead of the 9.6% rise of the overall industry).
  • Revenue passenger kilometres in 2013 totalled 50.5 bln, a year-on-year increase of 19.2% (versus 15.0% for the industry overall). In December revenue passenger kilometres increased 13.3%, versus 10.1% for the industry overall.
  • In 2013 the Company expanded its fleet, flying eight new Airbus A320s, five new Airbus A321s, three new Boeing 737-800s and four new Boeing 777-300s. Despite the larger fleet driving available seat kilometres 17.8% higher, the passenger load factor was 78.8%, or 0.9 percentage points higher than in 2012.

Aeroflot Group:

  • Total passenger traffic in 2013 rose 14.3% year-on-year to 31.4 million. For December, passenger traffic was 2.3 million, a 13.3% increase over the same period a year earlier.
  • Revenue passenger kilometres for 2013 increased 14.3% year-on-year to 85.3 bln. In December revenue passenger kilometres increased 6.9% versus the same period a year earlier to 6.3 billion.
  • The passenger load factor for 2013 was 0.1 percentage point higher at 78.2%, despite a slight decrease (0.3 percentage points) in December versus the same period a year earlier.

 

Key factors that impacted the Group's 2013 operating results:

  • Aeroflot standalone continued attract more passengers by delivering a premium product at a competitive price, maintaining a strong safety record and expanding its network of routes.
  • Charter subsidiary Orenburg Airlines redirected some of its capacity to European destinations from the Middle East and Asia due to political instability in those regions.
  • Russian Far Eastern carrier Aurora Airlines was formed through the combination of Sakhalin Airways (SAT) and Vladivostok Avia, integrating the route networks and optimising the fleets of the two formerly separate subsidiaries.
  • JSC Aeroflot discontinued its dedicated cargo fleet, switching to belly cargo operations.

The tables below provide key operating results for Aeroflot and Aeroflot Group.

Aeroflot standalone traffic figures

 

 

 
 

December 2013

 
 

December 2012

 
 

Change

 
 

12M 2013

 
 

12M 2012

 
 

Change

 
 

Passengers carried (000s)

 
 

1,630.2

 
 

1,393.6

 
 

17.0%

 
 

20,902.4

 
 

17,656.1

 
 

18.4%

 
 

Revenue passenger km (mln)

 
 

4,689.4

 
 

4,139.4

 
 

13.3%

 
 

60,226.3

 
 

50,532.5

 
 

19.2%

 
 

Available seat km (mln)

 
 

6,390.9

 
 

5,623.5

 
 

13.6%

 
 

76,444.8

 
 

64,880.0

 
 

17.8%

 
 

Passenger load factor

 
 

73.4%

 
 

73.6%

 
 

(0.2pp)

 
 

78.8%

 
 

77.9%

 
 

0.9pp

 
 

Cargo + mail carried (tonnes)

 
 

14,806.8

 
 

16,154.6

 
 

(8.3%)

 
 

176,456.1

 
 

193,948.8

 
 

(9.0%)

 
 

Total revenue ton-kilometres - pax, luggage, cargo (mln)

 
 

489.1

 
 

458.4

 
 

6.7%

 
 

6,339.9

 
 

5,669.2

 
 

11.8%

 
 

Available cargo ton-kilometres (mln)

 
 

790.0

 
 

744.4

 
 

6.1%

 
 

9,848.7

 
 

8,881.1

 
 

10.9%

 
 

Revenue load factor

 
 

61.9%

 
 

61.6%

 
 

0.3pp

 
 

64.4%

 
 

63.8%

 
 

0.6pp

 
 

Revenue cargo ton-kilometres (mln)

 
 

67.1

 
 

85.8

 
 

(21.8%)

 
 

919.5

 
 

1,121.3

 
 

(18.0%)

 

 

 

 

Aeroflot Group traffic figures

 

 

 
 

December 2013

 
 

December 2012

 
 

Change

 
 

12M 2013

 
 

12M 2012

 
 

Change

 
 

Passengers carried (000s)

 
 

2,316.3

 
 

2,044.0

 
 

13.3%

 
 

31,390.7

 
 

27,471.7

 
 

14.3%

 
 

Of which international

 
 

1,210.0

 
 

1,146.5

 
 

5.5%

 
 

17,391.4

 
 

15,963.3

 
 

8.9%

 
 

Of which domestic

 
 

1,106.3

 
 

897.5

 
 

23.3%

 
 

13,999.3

 
 

11,508.4

 
 

21.6%

 
 

Revenue passenger km (mln)

 
 

6,253.1

 
 

5,848.1

 
 

6.9%

 
 

85,273.3

 
 

74,617.2

 
 

14.3%

 
 

Of which international

 
 

4,051.7

 
 

3,966.1

 
 

2.2%

 
 

56,112.6

 
 

50,279.9

 
 

11.6%

 
 

Of which domestic

 
 

2,201.4

 
 

1,882.0

 
 

17.0%

 
 

29,160.7

 
 

24,337.3

 
 

19.8%

 
 

Available seat km (mln)

 
 

8,590.8

 
 

8,004.7

 
 

7.3%

 
 

109,063.8

 
 

95,598.1

 
 

14.1%

 
 

Of which international

 
 

5,600.4

 
 

5,426.4

 
 

3.2%

 
 

71,529.8

 
 

63,851.3

 
 

12.0%

 
 

Of which domestic

 
 

2,990.4

 
 

2,578.3

 
 

16.0%

 
 

37,534.0

 
 

31,746.8

 
 

18.2%

 
 

Passenger load factor

 
 

72.8%

 
 

73.1%

 
 

(0.3pp)

 
 

78.2%

 
 

78.1%

 
 

0.1pp

 
 

Of which international

 
 

72.3%

 
 

73.1%

 
 

(0.8pp)

 
 

78.4%

 
 

78.7%

 
 

(0.3pp)

 
 

Of which domestic

 
 

73.6%

 
 

73.0%

 
 

0.6pp

 
 

77.7%

 
 

76.7%

 
 

1.0pp

 
 

Cargo + mail carried (tonnes)

 
 

16,977.5

 
 

18,958.7

 
 

(10.5%)

 
 

204,554.1

 
 

223,771.7

 
 

(8.6%)

 
 

Of which international

 
 

9,116.7

 
 

12,034.9

 
 

(24.2%)

 
 

121,797.4

 
 

153,117.1

 
 

(20.5%)

 
 

Of which domestic

 
 

7,860.8

 
 

6,923.8

 
 

13.5%

 
 

82,756.7

 
 

70,654.6

 
 

17.1%

 
 

Total revenue ton-kilometres - pax, luggage, cargo (mln)

 
 

634.1

 
 

620.1

 
 

2.3%

 
 

8,666.1

 
 

7,925.7

 
 

9.3%

 
 

Of which international

 
 

406.3

 
 

424.5

 
 

(4.3%)

 
 

5,710.8

 
 

5,445.6

 
 

4.9%

 
 

Of which domestic

 
 

227.8

 
 

195.6

 
 

16.5%

 
 

2,955.3

 
 

2,480.1

 
 

19.2%

 
 

Available cargo ton-kilometres (mln)

 
 

1,027.8

 
 

1,001.8

 
 

2.6%

 
 

13,388.5

 
 

12,152.9

 
 

10.2%

 
 

Of which international

 
 

669.8

 
 

690.8

 
 

(3.0%)

 
 

8,872.6

 
 

8,351.7

 
 

6.2%

 
 

Of which domestic

 
 

358.0

 
 

311.0

 
 

15.1%

 
 

4,515.9

 
 

3,801.2

 
 

18.8%

 
 

Revenue load factor

 
 

61.7%

 
 

61.9%

 
 

(0.2pp)

 
 

64.7%

 
 

65.2%

 
 

(0.5pp)

 
 

Of which international

 
 

60.7%

 
 

61.5%

 
 

(0.8pp)

 
 

64.4%

 
 

65.2%

 
 

(0.8pp)

 
 

Of which domestic

 
 

63.6%

 
 

62.9%

 
 

0.7pp

 
 

65.4%

 
 

65.2%

 
 

0.2pp

 
 

Revenue cargo ton-kilometres (mln)

 
 

71.3

 
 

93.8

 
 

(23.9%)

 
 

991.5

 
 

1,210.0

 
 

(18.1%)

 
 

Of which international

 
 

41.6

 
 

67.6

 
 

(38.4%)

 
 

660.7

 
 

920.3

 
 

(28.2%)

 
 

Of which domestic

 
 

29.7

 
 

26.2

 
 

13.3%

 
 

330.8

 
 

289.7

 
 

14.2%

 

 

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Background information:

Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2013, Aeroflot is Russia’s flagship airline and the largest national air company.  A proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, Aeroflot and its partner members serve more than 1,000 destinations in 178 countries. Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Europe, with 144 aircraft including Airbus, Boeing and Sukhoi airliners and an average airplane age of between five and six years. In June 2013, Aeroflot was named Best Airline in Eastern Europe by Skytrax for the second time.

 

In 2013 Aeroflot carried 20.9 million passengers (31.4 million passengers as Aeroflot Group), continuously showing the best results in modern Russia’s history. The Group had revenue of USD 8,138 million in 2012 and EBITDA of USD 671 million. Net profit totalled USD 166 million.

 

Find more at www.aeroflot.com.