Aeroflot cargo and mail volumes up by 15.3%

Aeroflot has seen cargo and mail volumes increase by 15.3% to 14,652 tonnes in April, with the domestic market driving the growth. In April, domestic volumes were up by 33.2% to 7,195 tonnes while international saw an increase of 2.1% to 7,456 tonnes. Between January and April, cargo and mail volumes have increased by 15.2% to 48,266 tonnes, with domestic increasing by 27.5% to 22,902 tonnes and international up 6.1% to 25,364 tonnes. Aeroflot also increased its load factor by 3.9 percentage points in April to 64.8%, with international up 2.4 percentage points to 62.2% and domestic rising by 6.8 percentage points to 69.6%. 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.