Aeroflot Group fleet
Aeroflot Group has a well-balanced fleet of aircraft, which it continues to update and modernise in line with its business strategy based on a multi-brand platform. As of 31 December 2013 Aeroflot Group had a total of 239 aircraft in its fleet, including 232 passenger airliners, three cargo planes, three helicopters and one plane equipped for medical purposes.
There were a number of new fleet additions in 2013: the Group took receipt of 22 Airbus A320 aircraft, five Boeing 737s and four new long-haul Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Aeroflot Group fleet on 31 December 2013
As of 31 December 2013 the Aeroflot Group fleet consisted of six regional turboprop aircraft (An-24s and Bombardier DHC 8-200/300s), 16 short-haul aircraft (SSJ100s and An-148s), 162 medium-haul aircraft (Airbus A320s and Boeing 737s), 49 long-haul aircraft (Boeing 767s, Airbus A330s, Tu-204-300s, Boeing 777s and Il-96s) as well as three helicopters (Mi-8s). The Group was also operating three MD-11F aircraft.
Two Boeing 767s, nine Boeing 737s, one An-12 cargo plane and one A330 were withdrawn from Aeroflot Group fleet in 2013 due to lease termination. The Company also decommissioned three An-24s, two Yak-40s and five Tu-154s as scheduled.
As a result of these changes, the share of long-haul aircraft in the fleet remained unchanged, the share of medium-range aircraft increased by 4 p.p. (from 64% in 2012 to 68% in 2013) and the share of short-haul craft decreased by 4p.p. (from 14% in 2012 to 10% in 2013).
The Group plans to expand its medium-haul fleet to 29 aircraft in 2014, including 13 Airbus A320s and 16 Boeing 737s, as well as increasing its long-haul fleet by the addition of eight Boeing 777s. Delivery of eight new short-haul SSJ100s is also expected.
The Group will continue the process of fleet renewal in 2014, when it will withdraw three Mi-8 helicopters, one An-24, six aircraft from the Airbus A320 family, nine Boeing 737s, as well as 17 long-haul aircraft, including five Boeing 767 −300ERs, six Tu-204-300s and six Il-96.
Operating flight time of the Group fleet in 2013 was 776,3 thousand hours , which is 7.6% more than in 2012.
JSC Aeroflot fleet
JSC Aeroflot operates one of the most modern and youngest aircraft fleets in Europe. The Company’s aircraft meet the highest standards of safety, reliability and comfort, as well as being highly fuel-efficient. The average age of the Company’s aircraft at the end of 2013 was 5.5 years.
As of December 31, 2013 , the Aeroflot fleet consisted of 143 aircraft, including 140 passenger airliners and three cargo aircraft. The passenger fleet included 37 long-haul aircraft (five Boeing 767-300ERs, four Boeing 777-300ERs, 22 Airbus A330s and six Il-96s), 93 medium-haul aircraft (90 aircraft of the Airbus A320 family and three B737-800s) and 10 short-haul SSJ100s. The Company’s cargo fleet consisted of three MD-11F aircraft.
Aeroflot continued to expand and update its fleet in 2013 by the addition of new types of aircraft, which are traditionally supplied directly from manufacturers. In the course of the year, the Company took receipt of four long-haul Boeing 777-300ERs and 16 medium-haul aircraft (three Next Generation Boeing 737-800s, eight Airbus A320s and five Airbus A321s). In the short-haul segment, four SSJ100s in ‘light’ configuration were replaced by aircraft in the expanded ‘full’ configuration.
Two Boeing 767-300ERs were withdrawn from the Aeroflot fleet due to termination of the lease and three A319s were withdrawn ahead of schedule for transfer to the Aurora Airlines subsidiary.
The Aeroflot fleet will be further developed in 2014 by the receipt of six long-haul aircraft (Boeing 777 −300ERs), 16 medium-haul aircraft (13 Airbus A320s and three Boeing 737-800s) as well as eight short-haul aircraft (SSJ100s). The company also plans to replace its remaining six ‘light’-configuration SSJ100 aircraft by SSJ100s in the expanded ‘full’ configuration .
The remaining five Boeing 767s, four Airbus A319s, six Il-96s and two Airbus A320s will be withdrawn from the fleet as scheduled in 2014. It is expected that two Airbus A319s will be transferred to subsidiary airlines.
Operating flight time of the Aeroflot fleet in 2013 was 509.1 thousand hours, which is 10.5% more than in 2012. Average flight time per aircraft fell by 0.1 hour to 10.3 hours due to withdrawals from the fleet.
Aeroflot is constantly improving fuel efficiency of its operations thanks to ongoing work to update the fleet. JSC Aeroflot’s per unit fuel consumption of decreased by 1 gram to 307 grams per tonne-kilometer in 2013 compared with 2012. The figure for Aeroflot Group as a whole declined by 2 grams in 2013 to 313 grams per TKM.