Aeroflot Group Announces Operating Results for September 2017

26 October 2017

Moscow, 26 October 2017 – Aeroflot PJSC (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today announces operating results for Aeroflot Group (“the Group”) and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines (“the Company”) for September and the first nine months of 2017[1].

January–September 2017 Operating Highlights

In the first nine months of 2017, Aeroflot Group carried 38.3 million passengers, up 16.8% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 24.8 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 14.2%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 18.0% and 11.6% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 16.2% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 10.6% for Aeroflot airline.

The passenger load factor increased by 1.3 p.p. year-on-year to 83.7% for the Group and by 0.8 p.p. year-on-year to 82.8% for the Company.

September 2017 Operating Highlights

In September 2017, Aeroflot Group carried 4.8 million passengers, up 14.8% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 3.0 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 11.9%.

Group and Company RPKs increased by 14.4% and 8.4% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs rose by 15.0% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 10.2% for Aeroflot airline.

On domestic routes, Group passengers carried and RPKs grew by 8.4% and 8.6% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 10.2% year-on-year. Company passengers carried and RPKs on domestic routes were up 10.2% and 4.4% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 7.2%.

In September 2017, the number of passengers carried on the Group’s international routes increased by 23.6% year-on-year. RPKs increased by 19.2%, while capacity grew by 18.8%. The number of passengers carried by Aeroflot airline on international routes increased by 13.6%. RPKs increased by 10.7% and ASKs by 11.8%. Growth in the international segment was driven by stable demand in the context of a strengthening ruble, increased flight frequencies and the launch of flights to new international destinations, as well as the development of Rossiya’s partnerships with tour operators and of Pobeda’s international route network.

The passenger load factor decreased by 0.5 p.p. year-on-year to 85.4% for the Group. For the Company the passenger load factor decreased by 1.4 p.p. year-on-year to 84.0%. Passenger load factor normalisation due to high base effect was primarily driven by domestic routes (in September 2016, Group total passenger load factor reached 85.9%, up 4.6 p.p. year-on-year).

Fleet Update

In September 2017, the Group added eight aircraft: four Airbus A320, two SSJ100, one Boeing 737-800 and one Airbus A321. Overall, since the start of the year the Group fleet increased by 23 aircraft, bringing the total fleet to 308 aircraft as of 30 September 2017 (excluding one An-24 which was leased out and six An-148 which were subleased).

In September 2017, Aeroflot airline added eight aircraft: four Airbus A320, two SSJ100, one Boeing 737-800 and one Airbus A321. Overall, since the start of the year the fleet of Aeroflot airline increased by 21 aircraft, bringing the total fleet to 210 aircraft as of 30 September 2017.

 

 

 

Aeroflot Group Operating Results

September
2017
September
2016
Change 9 months 2017 9 months 2016 Change
Passengers carried, thousand PAX 4,787.2 4,168.5 14.8% 38,339.7 32,825.6 16.8%
- international 2,183.4 1,766.5 23.6% 17,220.6 13,625.7 26.4%
- domestic 2,603.8 2,402.0 8.4% 21,119.0 19,199.9 10.0%
Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln 12,495.0 10,917.5 14.4% 99,381.1 84,227.9 18.0%
- international 7,184.9 6,026.1 19.2% 58,407.6 46,901.6 24.5%
- domestic 5,310.1 4,891.4 8.6% 40,973.5 37,326.3 9.8%
Available Seat Kilometres, mln 14,627.9 12,716.2 15.0% 118,753.7 102,236.9 16.2%
- international 8,481.4 7,138.6 18.8% 69,819.7 58,336.5 19.7%
- domestic 6,146.5 5,577.6 10.2% 48,933.9 43,900.4 11.5%
Passenger load factor, % 85.4% 85.9% (0.5 p.p.) 83.7% 82.4% 1.3 p.p.
- international 84.7% 84.4% 0.3 p.p. 83.7% 80.4% 3.3 p.p.
- domestic 86.4% 87.7% (1.3 p.p.) 83.7% 85.0% (1.3 p.p.)
Cargo and mail carried, tonnes 23,872.9 19,560.1 22.0% 191,505.8 137,899.2 38.9%
- international 13,427.0 9,087.0 47.8% 106,716.7 62,547.4 70.6%
- domestic 10,446.0 10,473.0 (0.3%) 84,789.2 75,351.8 12.5%
Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln 110.1 89.1 23.6% 872.3 611.2 42.7%
- international 67.0 44.1 51.9% 529.9 295.9 79.1%
- domestic 43.0 45.0 (4.4%) 342.4 315.3 8.6%
Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln 1,234.6 1,071.6 15.2% 9,816.5 8,191.7 19.8%
- international 713.6 586.5 21.7% 5,786.5 4,517.1 28.1%
- domestic 521.0 485.1 7.4% 4,030.0 3,674.6 9.7%
Available Tonne Kilometres, mln 1,744.0 1,545.1 12.9% 14,276.3 12,404.3 15.1%
- international 1,001.8 866.8 15.6% 8,373.2 7,147.9 17.1%
- domestic 742.2 678.4 9.4% 5,903.1 5,256.3 12.3%
Revenue load factor, % 70.8% 69.4% 1.4 p.p. 68.8% 66.0% 2.8 p.p.
- international 71.2% 67.7% 3.5 p.p. 69.1% 63.2% 5.9 p.p.
- domestic 70.2% 71.5% (1.3 p.p.) 68.3% 69.9% (1.6 p.p.)
Revenue flights 33,200 29,594 12.2% 276,779 248,490 11.4%
- international 13,907 12,255 13.5% 114,732 101,465 13.1%
- domestic 19,293 17,339 11.3% 162,047 147,025 10.2%
Flight hours for fleet 91,310 82,199 11.1% 756,305 681,614 11.0%

Aeroflot – Russian Airlines Operating Results

September
2017
September
2016
Change 9 months 2017 9 months 2016 Change
Passengers carried, thousand PAX 2,995.8 2,676.7 11.9% 24,789.4 21,709.9 14.2%
- international 1,547.1 1,361.9 13.6% 12,957.0 11,058.6 17.2%
- domestic 1,448.7 1,314.8 10.2% 11,832.4 10,651.3 11.1%
Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mln 8,281.5 7,640.7 8.4% 69,172.7 61,991.1 11.6%
- international 5,343.3 4,827.4 10.7% 45,620.2 39,579.3 15.3%
- domestic 2,938.2 2,813.3 4.4% 23,552.5 22,411.8 5.1%
Available Seat Kilometres, mln 9,858.5 8,944.8 10.2% 83,556.1 75,553.1 10.6%
- international 6,467.0 5,782.5 11.8% 55,788.0 49,618.5 12.4%
- domestic 3,391.5 3,162.3 7.2% 27,768.1 25,934.6 7.1%
Passenger load factor, % 84.0% 85.4% (1.4 p.p.) 82.8% 82.0% 0.8 p.p.
- international 82.6% 83.5% (0.9 p.p.) 81.8% 79.8% 2.0 p.p.
- domestic 86.6% 89.0% (2.4 p.p.) 84.8% 86.4% (1.6 p.p.)
Cargo and mail carried, tonnes 20,039.3 16,594.6 20.8% 161,841.7 118,867.4 36.2%
- international 13,207.7 8,937.9 47.8% 104,802.0 61,108.9 71.5%
- domestic 6,831.6 7,656.7 (10.8%) 57,039.7 57,758.5 (1.2%)
Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mln 93.5 77.3 21.0% 751.5 551.8 36.2%
- international 66.0 43.7 51.0% 521.1 292.7 78.0%
- domestic 27.5 33.6 (18.2%) 230.4 259.1 (11.1%)
Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mln 838.8 764.9 9.7% 6,977.0 6,131.0 13.8%
- international 546.9 478.2 14.4% 4,626.9 3,854.9 20.0%
- domestic 291.9 286.7 1.8% 2,350.1 2,276.1 3.3%
Available Tonne Kilometres, mln 1,196.4 1,120.9 6.7% 10,215.8 9,435.6 8.3%
- international 785.0 720.6 8.9% 6,852.6 6,178.7 10.9%
- domestic 411.4 400.3 2.8% 3,363.2 3,256.9 3.3%
Revenue load factor, % 70.1% 68.2% 1.9 p.p. 68.3% 65.0% 3.3 p.p.
- international 69.7% 66.4% 3.3 p.p. 67.5% 62.4% 5.1 p.p.
- domestic 71.0% 71.6% (0.6 p.p.) 69.9% 69.9% -
Revenue flights 21,293 18,960 12.3% 180,689 162,659 11.1%
- international 10,438 9,496 9.9% 89,744 81,784 9.7%
- domestic 10,855 9,464 14.7% 90,945 80,875 12.5%
Flight hours for fleet 61,039 55,365 10.2% 520,666 475,397 9.5%

[1] According to management accounts.