The Aeroflot Group says it remains on track to deliver, “ahead of schedule,” on its goals to be a European top five and global top 20 airline by 2025.
Aeroflot’s Strategy 2025 calls for the targets to be met and the carrier’s chief executive officer, Vitaly Saveliev, says: “Our global targets are ambitious yet realistic. This is underscored by impartial statistics from the most reliable international sources. Aeroflot Group has demonstrated its ability to deliver on its strategic goals even in a challenging environment.”
Last week, the Russian carrier also announced its operational results for June and for the first half of 2015. In June, the group carried 13,401 tonnes of cargo, a year on year (YOY) rise of 11.4 per cent on June 2014. For the first six months of 2015, it handled 75,257 tonnes, which is a one per cent fall on the same period last year.
In June, the revenue cargo tonne kilometres were 56.6 million, a YOY surge of 9.1 per cent. In the first half of the year it was 317.1 million, a YOY fall of 2.7 per cent.
During the first half of 2015, the group added eight Boeing 737-800, one Airbus A319, four Sukhoi Superjet 100 and three Boeing 777-300 extended range. Among the aircraft phased out were nine other 737-800 and one Airbus A320.