MOSCOW – Aeroflot PJSC announces operating results for Aeroflot Group and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines for August and 8M 2020.
8M 2020 Operating Highlights
In 8M 2020, Aeroflot Group carried 19.6 million passengers, 52.2% down year-on-year. Aeroflot airline arried 10.3 million passengers, a year-on-year decrease of 59.1%. Group and company RPKs decreased by 55.9% and 61.9% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs decreased by 49.5% year-on-year for the Group and by 53.8% year-on-year for the company. The passenger load factor decreased by 10.4 p.p. year-on-year to 72.0% for Aeroflot Group and decreased by 14.1 p.p. to 65.9% for Aeroflot airline.
August 2020 Operating Highlights
In August 2020, Aeroflot Group carried 3.8 million passengers, a year-on-year decrease of 41.0%. Aeroflot airline carried 1.5 million passengers, a year-on-year decrease of 60.4%. Group and Company RPKs were down 51.6% and 69.9% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs decreased by 49.2% for Aeroflot Group and by 66.3% for Aeroflot airline. Aeroflot Group’s passenger load factor was 86.0%, representing a 4.2 percentage point decrease versus the same period a year earlier. The passenger load factor at Aeroflot - Russian Airlines decreased by 9.3 percentage points year-on-year to 78.5%.
Impact of coronavirus pandemic
In 8M and August 2020, operating results were affected by the dynamics of demand and significant flight restrictions imposed amid the spread of the novel coronavirus infection. Suspension of scheduled international flights and quarantine restrictions in Russia affected the decline in traffic indicators.
In August 2020 Aeroflot Group's domestic traffic volumes continued to recover, also the restoration of international flights has begun. As a result, there is an increase in passenger traffic in August versus July, as well as an improvement in the seat load factor. In September 2020, in addition to flights to Turkey, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, due to regulatory approval, flights to Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and the Maldives were added with limited frequency.
In August 2020 Aeroflot Group phased out one DHC8-300 aircraft. As of 31 August 2020, Group and company fleet had 358 and 245 aircraft, respectively.
Aeroflot restarts regular flights to Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Kazakhstan and South Korea
Aeroflot announces that international service between Moscow and Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek), Belarus (Minsk) and Kazakhstan (Nur-Sultan) will restart over the next week. Regular service between Moscow and South Korea (Seoul) will restart on 1 October.
Flights to the Kyrgyz capital begin on 23 September. Flight SU1882 Moscow-Bishkek will operate once per week, on Wednesdays, and the return flight SU1883 Bishkek-Moscow will operate on Fridays.
Belarus flights SU1842 Moscow-Minsk and SU1843 Minsk-Moscow will operate once per week, on Saturdays, beginning 26 September.
Flights to the Kazakh capital will restart on 27 September. Flights SU1956 Moscow-Nur-Sultan and SU1957 Nur-Sultan-Moscow will operate once per week, on Sundays.
Aeroflot will fly to the South Korean capital once per week on Thursdays (SU0250 Moscow-Seoul). The return flight, SU0251 Seoul-Moscow, will operate on Saturdays.
As international air traffic recovers, flight frequencies on these routes may be adjusted.
Up-to-date information on flight schedules and services can be found on Aeroflot’s website. To book flights, visit Aeroflot.com or an Aeroflot ticket office.