The Aeroflot Group has seen cargo volumes in April increase by 9.2 per cent to 14,598 tonnes, but the total for the first four months of the year is still significantly down on the same period in 2014.
This was a positive month for the Russian carrier after an unstable start to the year. Volumes for the airline in April rose on the 13,365 tonnes that was handled in April 2014. April’s figure was the busiest month this year for the Group, up on the 12,702 tonnes in March, the 9,576 tonnes in February and the 8,390 tonnes in January.
For the first four months of the year, cargo volumes are down 6.1 per cent to 48,431 tonnes from the 51,580 tonnes in the same period in 2014.
International cargo has seen the biggest fall of 12 per cent to 24,697 tonnes this year from the 28,063 tonnes that was recorded during the same four month period last year. Domestic cargo is up 0.9 per cent this year to 23,733 tonnes, compared to the 23,517 tonnes for the four months in 2014.
Revenue cargo tonne kilometres were up 8.5 per cent to 62.6 million in April. For the first four months of 2015 are 7.7 per cent down to 203.6 million, compared with 220.7 million in the same period last year.
During April, the Group added six Boeing 737-800s, one Airbus A319, three SSJ100s and two Boeing 777-300ERs to its fleet.