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Published on : Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Aeroflot PJSC announces operating results for Aeroflot Group and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines for October and ten months of The operating results of Aeroflot Group and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines for October and ten months of 2015 were significantly influenced by the Group’s participation in a major program to carry passengers of Transaero airline. During the month of October, until all Transaero flights ceased on October 26, Transaero passengers flew aboard Transaero flights operated by Aeroflot Group as well as aboard Aeroflot Group’s own scheduled flights.
A special operational centre was established to handle the situation, and it reassigned Transaero passengers with the goal of minimising financial expenses associated with carrying passengers. The traffic figures presented in this document account only for Transaero passengers carried aboard Aeroflot Group flights. This totalled 88,700 passengers, or 259.2 million revenue passenger kilometres. Aeroflot -Russian Airlines carried the largest number of Transaero passengers, 61,100 passengers or 178.3 million revenue passenger kilometres. When including passengers that flew aboard Transaero flights under Aeroflot Group operational management in September and October 2015, the total number of passengers carried was 1.9 million.
Servicing Transaero passengers required insignificant changes in Aeroflot Group’s flight timetable, including additional flights on a number of routes and allocation of larger aircraft. These tactical changes, though they had an effect on available seat kilometres, were a part of the operational programme. OrenAir supplied additional capacities for Transaero passengers who were clients of the travel agency Biblio Globus, beyond the scope of the operational programme.
Transportation of Transaero passengers was the key factor that explains year-on-year passenger load factor increase of the Group and the Company in October 2015.January — October 2015 Operating Highlights Passenger traffic for Aeroflot Group in 10M 2015 was 33.5 million, up 13.7% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline’s passenger traffic was 22.0 million during the same period, up 10.6% year-on-year.Group revenue passenger kilometres (“RPKs”) rose by 8.1% year-on-year for 10M 2015, while the Company posted 10.3% year-on-year RPK growth. Group available seat kilometres (“ASKs”) increased by 7.8% year- on-year for 10M 2015, while the Company’s ASKs increased by 9.1% year-on-year. Group passenger load factor increased 0.2 percentage point (p.p.) year-on-year to 79.2%, while the Company’s passenger load factor increased by 1.0 p.p. year-on-year to 80.3%.
October 2015 Operating Highlights
In October 2015, Aeroflot Group passenger traffic was 3.4 million, up 17.9% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline’s passenger traffic was 2.3 million, a year-on-year increase of 13.1%.Group and Company RPKs increased by 11.3% and 11.9% year-on-year, respectively, in October 2015.ASKs for the same period rose by 9.3% year-on-year for Aeroflot Group and by 8.8% for Aeroflot airline.On domestic routes, Group traffic and RPKs grew by 37.1% and 31.1% year-on-year, respectively, in October 2015. This was mainly attributable to increased demand for domestic flights, growth of in-country tourism, a rise in low-cost travel, combined with a 29.0% year-on-year increase in ASKs, including increasedflight frequencies on high-demand routes. Company traffic and RPKs on domestic routes in October 2015 were up 17.9% and 17.2% year-on-year, respectively, driven by increased demand for domestic flights anda corresponding increase in ASKs of 13.4%.