Aeroflot cargo and mail grows 40% in first half of 2017

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Aeroflot’s cargo and mail volumes continue to grow with a 39.2 per cent increase in June to 17,946.4 tonnes.

The growth came from international volumes, which were up 81.9 per cent to 11,503.9 tonnes, while domestic cargo and mail saw a dip of two per cent to 6,442.5 tonnes.

Cargo and mail volumes were up 40.4 per cent between January and June to 104,195.6 tonnes, again with the most significant growth from international cargo and mail, up 77.3 per cent to 67,699 tonnes, and a small increase of 1.2 per cent to 36,496 tonnes on domestic routes.

The fleet increased by two aircraft in June, with one Airbus A320, one Airbus A321, one Boeing 737-800 and one Boeing 777-300ER being added while two A320s were phased out.

Aeroflot, VEB Leasing and United Aircraft Corporation entered an agreement for the delivery of 20 Sukhoi Superjet 100s, in a signing ceremony at the MAKS-2017 International Air Show in the presence of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin.

The contract was signed by Aeroflot chief executive officer, Vitaly Saveliev, Vnesheconombank chairman, Sergey Gorkov and United Aircraft Corporation president, Yuri Slyusar.

The agreement is a follow up to the memorandum of understanding signed by Aeroflot and Sukhoi Civil Aviation in January 2015, with the first contract for the delivery of 30 SSJ100s, and the new deal will bring the total to 50.