Aeroflot Group achieved strong consolidated operating results in
|Available seat kilometers||billion||42.6||50.8||60.0||95.6||109.1||+14.1%|
|Revenue passenger kilometers||billion||29.9||39.2||46.1||74.6||85.3||+14.3%|
|Passenger load factor||%||70.2||77.1||76.8||78.1||78.2||+0.1 p.p.|
Aeroflot Group continued to increase traffic volumes in 2013, despite increasing competition and the ongoing restructuring of its aircraft fleet. The Group carried 31.4 million passengers during the reporting period, a 14.3% year-on-year increase from 2012. In total, Group airlines carried out 264,019 regular and charter flights on passenger aircraft. The Group’s passenger turnover grew by 14.3% to 85.3 billion passenger-kilometers (RPK), while tonne-kilometers (TKM) increased by 9.3% to 8.7 billion TKM. Operational flight hours in 2013 for the entire Group increased by 7.6% y-o-y to 776,258 hours. Capacity grew by 14.1%, and the passenger load factor remained at a high level of 78.2%.
Aeroflot Group Passengers Carried, million
Aeroflot Group Revenue passenger kilometers, billion
JSC Aeroflot carried 17.4 million passengers on international flights in the reporting period, representing 55.4% of total passenger traffic and 65.8% of passenger turnover for the whole Group. The majority international of traffic was on scheduled flights. Capacity on international flights increased by 12.0%, and load factor remained stable at a high level of 78.4%.
Aeroflot Group’s domestic passenger traffic continued to grow at a strong pace. Domestic passenger traffic represented 44.6% of total passengers in 2013 and numbered 14.0 million, up 21.6% from 2012. Capacity increased by 18.2%, while passenger turnover increased by 19.8%, thus increasing the load factor by 1.0 p.p to 77.7%.
Operating indicators for Aeroflot Group by regions
The largest capacity increases in the reporting year were on routes to America, Europe, Russia and CIS countries, which Aeroflot believes hold the greatest potential for growth.
The largest passenger traffic volumes in 2013 were on Russian, European and CIS routes, and the highest rates of traffic growth were in America, Russia and CIS, Europe.
The only region where operating results decreased were in the Middle East, due to a decline in demand for air travel to destinations in the region as a result of political instability.
The key operating indicators of most Aeroflot Group airlines improved in the reporting period.
JSC Aeroflot flights carried 20.9 million passengers in 2013, which is 18.4% more than in 2012. Passenger turnover increased by 19.2% to 60.2 billion RPK and tonne kilometers increased by 11.8% to 6.3 billion TKM.
Aeroflot carried out 167,071 scheduled and charter flights in 2013. Passenger numbers on scheduled flights increased by 19.3% to 20.6 million. The integration of subsidiaries specialising in charter flights as part of the multi-brand strategy of Aeroflot Group led to a redistribution of charter operations within the Group, enabling JSC Aeroflot to concentrate its capacities on its own regular routes. The number of passengers carried by Aeroflot on non-regular (charter) flights decreased by 21.3% y-o-y to 307,000 as a result.
JSC Aeroflot increased its capacity by 17.8% in 2013, but still achieved an increase of load factor by 0.9 p.p. to 78.8%. The freight load factor increased by 0.6 p.p. to 64.4% while tonne-kilometer capacity increased by 10.9%.
JSC Aeroflot passenger traffic, million
JSC Aeroflot Revenue Passenger Kilometers (billion) and Passenger Load Factor (%)
Structure of JSC Aeroflot passenger and cargo traffic
International traffic accounted for 58.8% of JSC Aeroflot passenger traffic and 67.4% of passenger turnover in 2013. International traffic amounted to 12.3 million people in the reporting period. Most traffic was on scheduled flights. Capacity increased by 14.9% y-o-y, but capacity use also improved: load factor increased by 0.8 p.p. to 77.5%.
JSC Aeroflot passenger numbers on domestic routes continued to grow sustainably, up 23.9% year-on-year to 8.6 million. Domestic routes accounted for 41.2% of total passenger traffic, and passenger turnover on domestic routes increased by 25.9% to 19.6 billion RPK. Load factor increased by 0.8 p.p. to 81.5% despite a significant increase in capacity (24.7%).
Aeroflot traffic on scheduled flights by regions,
|Passengers carried, thousand||Revenue passenger kilometers, million||Available seat kilometers, million||Passenger load factor,%|
|Asia (incl. Japan)||1,935.6||1,702.6||13.7||13,254.0||11,569.2||14.6||16,811.0||14,844.8||13.2||78.8||77.9||0.9|
|Middle East and Africa||1,290.6||1,266.3||1.9||3,382.4||3,313.3||2.1||4,209.9||4,198.8||0.3||80.3||78.9||1.4|