Aeroflot Reports Best October in History with Addition of Transaero Passengers
Aeroflot Group announced operating results for the month of October 2015. The airline said that its results were heavily influenced by the influx of Transaero passengers on both Aeroflot flights and Transaero flights operated by Aeroflot.
Aeroflot Group reported it had 3.4 million passengers in October, a 13.7% year-over-year increase, while Aeroflot – Russian Airlines reported 2.3 million, a 13.1% increase.
The group’s RPKs, or revenue passenger kilometers, were up by 11.3% and by 11.9%. ASKs, or available seat kilometers, increased by 8.1% for Aeroflot Group while Aeroflot – Russian Airlines was up by 10.3%. The group’s load factory increased by 0.2 percentage points to 79.2% while Aeroflot – Russian Airlines’ load factor was up by one percentage point to 80.3%.
In September and October, Aeroflot began operating some Transaero Airlines flights and also flew some passengers with Transaero tickets on Aeroflot flight as Russia’s second largest airline began to wind down operations. As a result, Aeroflot Group carried Transaero 88,700 passengers for the period, which translated to 259.2 million RPKs. Aeroflot – Russian Airlines carried the largest number of Transaero passengers, 61,100, which translated into 178.3 million RPKs. When counting Transaero flights operated by Aeroflot, the total number of passengers carried in the two months was 1.9 million.
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