Aeroflot Announces Traffic Statistics for October and 10M 2013
OREANDA-NEWS. Aeroflot (the “Company”) passenger traffic reached 1.9 million passengers in October 2013, up 20.5% vs. October 2012. This brought the Company's total passenger traffic for 10M 2013 to 17.6 million, up 18.6% year-on-year;
Passenger turnover growth accelerated in October 2013, up 21.0% year-on-year to 5.4 billion revenue passenger kilometres, compared to 20.2% year-on-year for the 10M period;
Capacity grew at a faster rate than turnover in October 2013, driven by the addition of new routes during the year. Passenger load factor in October 2013 was almost unchanged at 79.3% compared to October 2012;
Aeroflot has added new aircraft to its fleet in 2013, including seven Airbus A320, three Airbus A321, two Boeing 737-800 and four Boeing 777, which also contributed to an increase in capacity of 21.1% in October 2013 vs. October 2012.
Aeroflot Group's (the “Group”) passenger traffic for October 2013 was 2.7 million passengers, up 13.1% from October 2012; the Group's total passenger traffic for 10M 2013 reached 26.7 million, up 14.5% year-on-year;
The Group's passenger turnover growth in October 2013 was 11.2% year-on-year, reaching 7.3 billion revenue passenger kilometres for the month, and passenger turnover was up 15.7% year-on-year for the 10M period;
Aeroflot Group's passenger load factor also declined slightly in October 2013 to 77.2%, down 1.0 pp from October 2012. This was due to capacity additions at Group subsidiaries Orenair and Rossiya outstripping growth in passenger turnover.
Aeroflot suspended operations of its cargo plane fleet in 2013, switching to belly cargo operations. This was the main factor driving the 17.5% decline in tonnes of cargo carried in October 2013 from October 2012;