Russia’s Aeroflot Group carried 55.7 million passengers in 2018, up 11% year-over-year (YOY). International traffic grew 9.7% to 24.7 million, while domestic traffic increased 12.3% to 31 million. Passenger load factor decreased 0.1 point to 82.7%. RPKs were up 9.9% to 143 billion; ASK increased 10.1% to 173 billion.

Aeroflot Group includes Moscow Sheremetyevo-based Aeroflot Airline, St. Petersburg-based Rossiya Airlines, LCC Pobeda Airlines and the Russian Far East-based Aurora Airlines.

Aeroflot Airline carried 35.8 million passengers, up 8.9% YOY. International traffic was up 6.2% to 18.2 million, while domestic traffic increased 11.8% to 17.6 million. Passenger load factor decreased 1.3 points, to 80.5%. RPKs grew 6.7% to 98 billion; ASK increased 8.4% to 121.7 billion.

In December 2018, Aeroflot Group added one Airbus A320 and one Boeing 737-800, and phased out one A319 and one A321.

Last year, Aeroflot Group’s fleet net change amounted to 40 aircraft. As of Dec. 31, 2018, the group’s fleet reached 366 aircraft. Aeroflot Airline’s fleet stands at 253 aircraft.

Polina Montag-Girmes montag.girmes@gmail.com