Aeroflot has changed the forecast for passenger traffic until 2020
The Board of Directors of Aeroflot has lowered the forecast of passenger traffic by 4.5% concerning the plan admitted a year ago. It has adjusted the company's strategy up to 2020, Aeroflot said. So, instead of 67.6 million passengers that the airline had planned to carry on in 2020 in its forecast, admitted in May 2014, now it expects only 64.7 million people. Number of aircraft in the park will increase, respectively, to 367 instead of 383, the carrier said in a statement.
By 2020, the share of Aeroflot in the market, including foreign destinations, should reach 43.1%. Now this proportion is 34.6%, CEO of Aeroflot Vitaly Savelyev told.
The park consists of a group of 242 aircraft in 2014, passenger traffic was 34.7 million. Thus, the airline still expects till 2020 to increase its fleet by 27 aircraft, and passenger traffic by 30 million people.
This year, the first time since the crisis of 2009, the number of passengers on the flights of Russian airlines began to fall. The first drop touched international lines.
In January-April 2015, according to the Federal Air Transport Agency, Russian passenger carriers declined by 9.9% compared to the same period of last year from 65.5 million to 59.7 million people. However, passenger traffic of Aeroflot for the same period increased by 8.3% (by 7.5 million), while members of Aeroflot group: Russia air company by 21, 9% (1.5 million) Orenburg airlines by 2.9% (605 thousand) Aurora by 6.5% (308 thousand). Another "daughter" of Aeroflot, Donavia air company reduced the number of passengers by 96.6% up to 449 thousand people.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.