The Aeroflot Group’s passenger traffic climbed 12.9 per cent in September to 5.4 million and in the first nine months of 2018 it was up 10.2 per cent to 42.2 million – fuelled by an expanding route network.
Aeroflot alone carried 3.3 million passengers, a year-on-year (YOY) increase of 10.1 per cent in September and 26.8 million in the first three quarters of the year, a YOY rise of eight per cent.
In the first nine months of 2018, Group and Company (Aeroflot) RPKs increased by 9.1 per cent and 6.3 per cent YOY, respectively. ASKs rose by nine per cent YOY for the Group and by 7.8 per cent YOY for the company.
The passenger load factor increased 0.1 percentage points YOY to 83.8 per cent for the Aeroflot Group and decreased by 1.2 percentage points to 81.6 per cent for Aeroflot airline.
Aeroflot Group’s passenger load factor was 87.2 per cent, representing a 1.8 percentage point increase versus the same period a year earlier. The load factor at Aeroflot increased by 1.5 percentage points YOY to 85.5 per cent.
In September 2018, Aeroflot Group added four aircraft: one SSJ100, one Boeing 737-800, one Airbus А320 and one Boeing 777-300. One Boeing 737-800 was phased out. As of 30 September 2018, the Group fleet had 361 aircraft. Aeroflot airline added two aircraft: one SSJ100 and one Airbus А320. As of 30 September 2018, the company fleet had 250 aircraft.
The Aeroflot Group comprises of Aeroflot, Pobeda Airlines, Rossiya Airlines and Aurora.