Domestic cargo drives Aeroflot growth

Aeroflot Airbus A320

Aeroflot has seen cargo and mail volumes increase by 15.3 per cent to 14,652 tonnes in April, with the domestic market driving the growth.

In April, domestic volumes were up by 33.2 per cent to 7,195 tonnes while international saw an increase of 2.1 per cent to 7,456 tonnes. Between January and April, cargo and mail volumes have increased by 15.2 per cent to 48,266 tonnes, with domestic increasing by 27.5 per cent to 22,902 tonnes and international up 6.1 per cent to 25,364 tonnes.

Aeroflot also increased its load factor by 3.9 percentage points in April to 64.8 per cent, with international up 2.4 percentage points to 62.2 per cent, and domestic rising by 6.8 percentage points to 69.6 per cent.

In the first four months of 2016, Aeroflot added three Boeing 737-800s, one Boeing 777-300ER, three Sukhoi Superjet 100s and two Airbus A320s to its fleet. Five Airbus A319s, one A320 and three Airbus A321s were retired from the fleet.