Aeroflot cargo results on the up

Russian flag-carrier Aeroflot’s airfreight volumes are looking up. In October, the Aeroflot Group (which includes smaller carriers such as Rossiya and Aurora as well as Aeroflot – Russian Airlines) carried a total of 21,754.9 tonnes of cargo and mail, up by 59.8% on the same month of 2015.
International volumes rose by 96.8%, domestic volumes by 33.3% year on year.
In terms of revenue cargo tonne kilometres (RCTKs), the group flew 98.5m RCTKs in October, up by 68.9% year on year.
Over the first 10 months of this year, at 159,674.5 tonnes, airfreight volumes were up by 28% year on year, with international freight up by 17.9% and domestic tonnages up by 38.1%.
For those same 10 months, the CRTK figure rose by 34.9% year on year to reach 710.1m.
Over the course of the first 10 months of this year, the Aeroflot Group added seven Boeing 737-800s, seven B747s, seven B777-300ERs and a wide range of smaller aircraft to its fleet.
The fleet  increased by 33 aircraft, bringing the total number of aircraft in the group’s inventory to 291 as of 31 October.