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Aeroflot buys 8 stranded Airbus A330s from leasing companies

Aeroflot has announced it has acquired eight stranded Airbus A330s from leasing companies.

The aircraft were leased and were not able to be returned to Russia.

Aeroflot aircraft photo gallery:

 

 

Aeroflot Group shows only a 20.4% decline in traffic in March

Aeroflot Group issued this traffic report for March:

Aeroflot Group operating results for March 2022

Key highlights of March 2022:

  • Aeroflot Group carried 2.2 million passengers, 20.4% down year-on-year;
  • 2.0 million passengers carried in domestic segment, 15.7% down year-on-year;
  • Aeroflot Group’s passenger load factor was 79.5%, a 3.3 percentage point decrease year-on-year;
  • Pobeda Airlines carried 910.9 thousand passengers; passenger load factor was 92.2%.

Aeroflot Group Operating Results

Aeroflot Airlines

March 2022

March

2021

Change

3M 2022

3M 2021

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

836.7

1,232.9

(32.1%)

3,763.7

3,270.2

15.1%

– international

137.2

284.3

(51.7%)

1,276.1

676.8

88.6%

– domestic

699.5

948.6

(26.3%)

2,487.6

2,593.4

(4.1%)

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mn

2,259.0

2,921.9

(22.7%)

10,136.1

7,625.8

32.9%

– international

497.2

1,008.1

(50.7%)

4,601.2

2,470.7

86.2%

– domestic

1,761.8

1,913.8

(7.9%)

5,534.9

5,155.1

7.4%

Available Seat Kilometres, mn

3,096.0

3,785.4

(18.2%)

14,696.2

10,337.0

42.2%

– international

720.1

1,436.8

(49.9%)

7,353.4

3,724.9

97.4%

– domestic

2,375.9

2,348.6

1.2%

7,342.8

6,612.1

11.1%

Passenger load factor, %

73.0%

77.2%

(4.2 p.p.)

69.0%

73.8%

(4.8 p.p.)

– international

69.0%

70.2%

(1.1 p.p.)

62.6%

66.3%

(3.8 p.p.)

– domestic

74.2%

81.5%

(7.3 p.p.)

75.4%

78.0%

(2.6 p.p.)

Revenue flights

6,517.0

9,569.0

(31.9%)

29,910

27,397

9.2%

– international

883.0

2,021.0

(56.3%)

9,866

5,313

85.7%

– domestic

5,634.0

7,548.0

(25.4%)

20,044

22,084

(9.2%)

Flight hours

19,784

25,802

(23.3%)

91,825

73,156

25.5%

Pobeda Airlines

March 2022

March

2021

Change

3M 2022

3M 2021

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

910.9

982.3

(7.3%)

3,109.3

2,755.0

12.9%

– international

23.4

59.8

(60.8%)

242.6

160.5

51.1%

– domestic

887.5

922.4

(3.8%)

2,866.8

2,594.5

10.5%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mn

1,853.3

1,630.1

13.7%

5,714.4

4,581.8

24.7%

– international

85.1

147.3

(42.2%)

670.5

395.2

69.7%

– domestic

1,768.2

1,482.8

19.2%

5,043.9

4,186.7

20.5%

Available Seat Kilometres, mn

2,010.2

1,739.0

15.6%

6,231.8

4,969.6

25.4%

– international

101.8

161.2

(36.8%)

775.9

467.1

66.1%

– domestic

1,908.4

1,577.8

21.0%

5,455.9

4,502.5

21.2%

Passenger load factor, %

92.2%

93.7%

(1.5 p.p.)

91.7%

92.2%

(0.5 p.p.)

– international

83.6%

91.4%

(7.8 p.p.)

86.4%

84.6%

1.8 p.p.

– domestic

92.7%

94.0%

(1.3 p.p.)

92.4%

93.0%

(0.5 p.p.)

Revenue flights

5,249

5,579

(5.9%)

17,954

15,844

13.3%

– international

150

348

(56.9%)

1,477

1,008

46.5%

– domestic

5,099

5,231

(2.5%)

16,477

14,836

11.1%

Flight hours

14,284

12,470

14.5%

44,634

35,780

24.7%

Rossiya Airlines

March 2022

March

2021

Change

3M 2022

3M 2021

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

456.1

554.0

(17.7%)

1,631.0

1,345.3

21.2%

– international

28.8

35.0

(17.8%)

275.9

67.6

4.1х

– domestic

427.3

519.0

(17.7%)

1,355.1

1,277.7

6.1%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mn

1,150.6

1,209.9

(4.9%)

4,094.9

3,035.4

34.9%

– international

148.7

108.6

36.9%

1,087.9

206.1

5.3х

– domestic

1,001.9

1,101.3

(9.0%)

3,007.0

2,829.3

6.3%

Available Seat Kilometres, mn

1,513.3

1,432.3

5.7%

5,224.4

3,728.3

40.1%

– international

169.5

123.2

37.5%

1,273.8

236.3

5.4х

– domestic

1,343.9

1,309.1

2.7%

3,950.5

3,492.0

13.1%

Passenger load factor, %

76.0%

84.5%

(8.4 p.p.)

78.4%

81.4%

(3.0 p.p.)

– international

87.7%

88.1%

(0.4 p.p.)

85.4%

87.2%

(1.8 p.p.)

– domestic

74.6%

84.1%

(9.6 p.p.)

76.1%

81.0%

(4.9 p.p.)

Revenue flights

4,645

4,975

(6.6%)

16,093

11,892

35.3%

– international

146

292

(50.0%)

1,714

583

2.9х

– domestic

4,499

4,683

(3.9%)

14,379

11,309

27.1%

Flight hours

11,501

11,975

(4.0%)

40,525

29,089

39.3%

 

Aeroflot Group Operating Results

March 2022

March

2021

Change

3M 2022

3M 2021

Change

Passengers carried, thousand PAX

2,203.7

2,769.2

(20.4%)

8,504.0

7,370.5

15.4%

– international

189.4

379.2

(50.0%)

1,794.6

904.9

98.3%

– domestic

2,014.3

2,390.0

(15.7%)

6,709.5

6,465.6

3.8%

Revenue Passenger Kilometres, mn

5,262.9

5,761.8

(8.7%)

19,945.5

15,243.1

30.8%

– international

730.9

1,264.0

(42.2%)

6,359.6

3,072.0

2.1х

– domestic

4,531.9

4,497.9

0.8%

13,585.8

12,171.1

11.6%

Available Seat Kilometres, mn

6,619.6

6,956.7

(4.8%)

26,152.4

19,035.0

37.4%

– international

991.4

1,721.2

(42.4%)

9,403.2

4,428.4

2.1х

– domestic

5,628.2

5,235.5

7.5%

16,749.2

14,606.6

14.7%

Passenger load factor, %

79.5%

82.8%

(3.3 p.p.)

76.3%

80.1%

(3.8 p.p.)

– international

73.7%

73.4%

0.3 p.p.

67.6%

69.4%

(1.7 p.p.)

– domestic

80.5%

85.9%

(5.4 p.p.)

81.1%

83.3%

(2.2 p.p.)

Cargo and mail carried, tonnes

12,303.0

22,712.4

(45.8%)

53,376.5

62,199.0

(14.2%)

– international

1,288.9

9,040.6

(85.7%)

19,110.7

24,978.9

(23.5%)

– domestic

11,014.1

13,671.9

(19.4%)

34,265.8

37,220.1

(7.9%)

Revenue Cargo Tonne Kilometres, mn

48.4

103.5

(53.2%)

226.8

275.3

(17.6%)

– international

5.4

53.9

(89.9%)

101.2

144.1

(29.8%)

– domestic

43.0

49.6

(13.4%)

125.7

131.3

(4.3%)

Revenue Tonne Kilometres, mn

522.1

622.0

(16.1%)

2,021.9

1,647.2

22.7%

– international

71.2

167.6

(57.5%)

673.5

420.6

60.2%

– domestic

450.8

454.4

(0.8%)

1,348.4

1,226.7

9.9%

Available Tonne Kilometres, mn

781.9

943.1

(17.1%)

3,177.8

2,567.9

23.7%

– international

135.5

328.4

(58.7%)

1,262.3

858.3

47.1%

– domestic

646.4

614.6

5.2%

1,915.5

1,709.6

12.0%

Revenue load factor, %

66.8%

66.0%

0.8 p.p.

63.6%

64.1%

(0.5 p.p.)

– international

52.6%

51.0%

1.5 p.p.

53.4%

49.0%

4.4 p.p.

– domestic

69.7%

73.9%

(4.2 p.p.)

70.4%

71.8%

(1.4 p.p.)

Revenue flights

16,411

20,123

(18.4%)

63,957

55,133

16.0%

– international

1,179

2,661

(55.7%)

13,057

6,904

89.1%

– domestic

15,232

17,462

(12.8%)

50,900

48,229

5.5%

Flight hours

45,569

50,247

(9.3%)

176,983

138,025

28.2%

 

Aeroflot redeploys its international network, will launch flights from Sochi to six countries

Aeroflot Russian Airlines Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B RA-89014 (msn 95025) SVO (OSDU). Image: 921776.

Aeroflot Russian Airlines is being forced to realign its international network due to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and western sanctions, especially airspace closures to Russian aircraft.

Aeroflot will now fly from Sochi in southern Russia to six countries and 17 destinations.

The aircraft will be operated by Rossiya.

Using its shorter-range Sukhoi  SuperJet 100s, Aeroflot will operate from Sochi to Armenia (Yerevan), Egypt (Cairo), Israel (Tel Aviv), Kazakhstan (Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Atyrau, Nur Sultan), Turkey (Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Istanbul) and Uzbekistan (Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent, Urgench, Ferghana).

The international flights will connect to hubs in Moscow (Sheremetyevo), St. Petersburg and Krasnoyarsk.

Aeroflot is avoiding using foreign leased Airbus and Boeing aircraft on the routes due to a real fear of seizure.

 

Aeroflot issued this statement:

Aeroflot has opened sales of tickets for direct regular flights from Sochi to Armenia, Egypt, Israel, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. The flight program is focused on transit passenger traffic and caters to those travelling on routes via Sochi from base airports of the Aeroflot Group airlines in Moscow (Sheremetyevo), Saint-Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk.

Flights from Sochi to 17 destinations will be operated by Rossiya Airlines (a subsidiary of Aeroflot Group) on domestically-produced Superjet 100 aircraft. Up to ten airliners of this type will be based in Sochi to operate the flight program. 

Destination

Frequency of flights

(per week)

Flights launch date

Country City
Armenia  Yerevan 7 8 April
Egypt  Cairo 7 7  April
Israel Tel Aviv 7 7  April
Kazakhstan Aktau 3 8  April
Aktobe 3 7  April
Almaty 7 8  April
Atyrau 2 9  April
Nur-Sultan 7 7  April
Turkey Antalya 14 7  April
Bodrum 3 22  April
Dalaman 2 22  April
Istanbul 19 7  April
 

 

Uzbekistan

Bukhara 3 7  April
Samarkand 4 8  April
Tashkent 7 8  April
Urgench 2 8  April
Fergana 3 7  April

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aeroflot will continue to explore the perspective of the development of international flights program from Sochi as well as from other cities of Russia.

Previous worldwide route map (now shrunk to six countries):

Previous Route Map to Western Europe:

Top Copyright Photo: Aeroflot Russian Airlines Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B RA-89014 (msn 95025) SVO (OSDU). Image: 921776.

Aeroflot aircraft slide show:

Aeroflot aircraft photo gallery:

 

Aeroflot uses its SuperJet 100s on foreign routes, the economic and sanctions fallout of Russia’s war in Ukraine

The Russian economy is in free fall. The Russian ruble is worth less than a penny.

Russian airlines mainly now fly on domestic routes. There is very little growth potential for them as long as Putin continues his savage attack on Ukraine.

Aeroflot is now pushing ticket sales to international destinations it can still fly to with its Sukhoi SuperJet 100s to avoid their western leased aircraft from being seized.

Aeroflot resumed regular flights to Bishkek and Osh (Kyrgyzstan). Starting on March 14, flights to Bishkek and Osh will be operated daily.

Aeroflot has opened sales of tickets for daily regular flights to Baku. Flights to the capital of Azerbaijan will be operated on Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft, starting from  March 21, 2022 on the following schedule (local times):

Flight

Route

Departure

Arrival

SU1854

Moscow (SVO-С) — Baku

11:00

15:40

SU1855

Baku — Moscow (SVO-C)

16:40

19:20

Aeroflot has also opened sales of tickets for daily regular flights to Yerevan. Aeroflot flights to Armenia will resume from March 22, 2022 and will be operated on Sukhoi SuperJet 100 aircraft on the following schedule (local times):

Flight

Route

Departure

Arrival

SU1966

Moscow (SVO-С) — Yerevan

00:10

05:15

SU1967

Yerevan — Moscow (SVO-C)

06:15

09:20

Have fun in Armenia and Azerbaijan!

From 60 Minutes:

Further western sanctions are being discussed:

Impact of sanctions on Russia, Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport lays off 7,000 staff members

Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport, due to western sanctions and blocked airspace, has been forced to lay off 7,000 employees.

Previously Sheremetyevo International Airport, in order to optimize and concentrate activities in the Northern Terminal Complex (Terminals B and C), suspended passenger service at Terminal D from 00.00 Moscow time on March 15 this year.

The transfer of airline flights from Terminal D will be carried out according to the schedule to Terminal B and Terminal C, respectively. Airlines and commercial partners are informed in advance of upcoming changes.

International flights of Belavia, Aircompany Armenia, Vietnam Airlines, Corendon Airlines, Korean Air, MIAT Mongolian Airlines, Aeroflot (flights to the EAEU), Cham Wings Airlines, Air India, Air Serbia for arrival and departure from Terminal D will be transferred to Terminal C.

Domestic flights of Aeroflot, Rossiya Airlines, Pobeda, Yamal, Ikar, Nordwind Airlines, Severstal airlines will be served at Terminal B.

Will Russian airlines return their leased airliners?

Russia is apparently planning to block their airlines from returning (stealing?) Western airliners leased to their airlines.

This will be a major hit to aircraft leasing companies.

From Reuters:

“Russia published a draft law on Thursday that could prevent its airlines returning leased aircraft, raising the stakes in a showdown with Western finance over $10 billion of jets.”

Reporting by Reuters Editing by David Goodman and Mark Potter

Aircraft lessors face legal quagmire as Russian plane repos stall

Will Russia nationalize the leased airliners that Russian airlines operate? A legal quagmire is developing for western aircraft leasing companies.

From Reuters:

https://www.reuters.com/markets/europe/lessors-face-legal-quagmire-russian-plane-repos-stall-2022-03-09/

How Russia’s airline industry was pushed to the brink in a week

From Financial Times:

https://www.ft.com/content/9a24a4b3-a3fa-4a37-b783-cbe393461473

Aeroflot to halt all international flights except Belarus

Aeroflot Russian Airlines is afraid its leased aircraft will be seized overseas.

The flag carrier of Russia has announced it will halt all international flights except to Belarus starting on March 8.

Read more from the AP:

In Russia, how will they even pay for an airline ticket?

The Russian ruble has nose dived in value. It is basically worthless against the U.S. dollar. The value of the ruble has plummeted to less than 1 U.S. cent.

More from The Washington Post:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/03/03/russia-ruble-putin-sanctions/