MOSCOW, February 25. The group of “Aeroflot” in January of 2016 has transported 3 million passengers, which is 11.6% higher than the result of January of 2015, the report said the carrier.
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Including the number of passengers actually “Aeroflot” for the first month of 2016 amounted to 2 million people, an increase of 10.7% compared to the same period last year.
The passenger turnover of Aeroflot group in January 2016 rose 11.6% compared to the same period last year, passenger traffic of airlines “Aeroflot” – by 9.4%. The marginal growth of passenger traffic in January 2016, compared with the same period in 2015 amounted to 9.3% for group and 8.5% for the company “Aeroflot”.
On domestic routes the number of passengers carried by the group in January 2016 have increased by 19.1% compared to the same period last year, passenger traffic showed an increase of 13.1 per cent. The number of passengers of Aeroflot on domestic routes grew by 18.5%, passenger turnover – 14.3%.
“Dynamics of indicators mainly associated with the increase in the demand for domestic transportation, the continuing growth in activity of domestic tourism and a corresponding increase in seat capacity by 8.1% for the group and 7.7% for the company, including by increasing the frequency of flights on the most demanded directions”, – stated in the message carrier. Significant contribution to the development of the internal traffic of the Aeroflot group is associated with the development of low-cost carrier “Victory”, emphasizes the company.
In turn, on international flights January 2016 the number of passengers carried increased by 2.7 percent compared to the same period last year, passenger traffic increased by 10.6%. The increase in seat capacity for the period was 10.1%. The number of passengers carried by Aeroflot on international routes in January 2016 increased by 4.6%, passenger turnover increased by 7.1%.
“The growth on international routes was observed despite the impact of the suspension of operations in Ukraine, Egypt and Charter flights to Turkey, noted in “Aeroflot”. Positive influence on dynamics of the provided indicators continued decline of competition in international routes by reducing frequency of flights number of foreign airlines in Russia, the growth of transit passenger traffic of Aeroflot through Sheremetyevo airport, and the departure of the airline “Transaero”.
As a result of the above factors, the percent of employment of passenger armchairs in January 2016 increased by 1.6 percentage points compared to the same period of the previous year to the level of 74,1% for the group and by 0.6 p. p. to 74.0% of the company “Aeroflot”, said the carrier.