The airline carried 29.9 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 8.0%. Group and Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs) increased by 9.1% and 6.2% year-on-year, respectively. Available Seat Kilometers (ASKs) rose by 8.9% year-on-year for the Group and by 7.6% year-on-year for the Company. The passenger load factor increased by 0.2 p.p. year-on-year to 83.7% for Aeroflot Group and decreased by 1.0 p.p. to 81.6% for Aeroflot, the company said.
In October 2018, Aeroflot Group carried 4.8 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 11.4%. Aeroflot airline carried 3.1 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 8.0%.
On domestic routes, group passengers carried and RPKs grew by 14.1% and 14.8% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 11.3% year-on-year. Company passengers carried and RPKs increased by 11.6% and 9.1% year-on-year, respectively. ASKs grew by 7.5%.
Aeroflot has congregated all of its domestic operations at the new Terminal B at its Sheremetyevo Moscow hub airport, with some 400 daily federal flights operating from the terminal from mid-November 2018.
Russia’s national carrier has completed the transfer of all of its domestic flights to the new terminal, with only services to Russia’s Far East destinations – eight daily flights to Vladivostok, Khabarovsk and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – continuing from Terminal D.
Aeroflot subsidiary Rossiya Airlines, which recently switched a number of flights from Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport to Sheremetyevo is operate 32 flights to 11 destinations, which will be operated jointly with Aeroflot airline.
Launched in May of this year, Sheremetyevo’s Terminal B is purpose-built for domestic operations. Offering a floor area of 100,500 square metres, it provides an annual capacity for processing up to 20 million passengers (4,200 per hour).