Aeroflot was Europe’s fastest-growing mainline airline in 2016, growing passenger traffic at a higher pace than peers including Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France, Turkish Airlines and KLM, according to Airline Business magazine.
Aeroflot’s passenger traffic grew by more than 11% to 82.7 billion revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs), putting Russia’s flagship carrier firmly among the top half-dozen European airlines.
Aeroflot’s ability to continue growing this key operational indicator despite the macroeconomic challenges of 2016 once again underscores the efficiency of the airline’s business model.
The Airline Business rating also confirms Aeroflot’s continued success in making progress towards its strategic goal for 2025 of becoming a top-five European carrier by passenger traffic and revenue.
Other international surveys have noted Aeroflot’s impressive operational and financial growth and powerful growth potential. In a recent study, CAPA – Centre for Aviation, the leading global aviation industry analytical centre, underscored that Aeroflot’s success in 2016 is the result of the group’s successful strategic transformation and will continue to support its future growth.