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Tonnage surges in first five months at the Aeroflot Group

Tonnage surges in first five months at the Aeroflot Group

In the first five months of 2017 from January to May the Aeroflot Group handled 100,607 tonnes, a significant 44.9 per cent increase on the same period last year.

In May alone, the Aeroflot Group handled 21,468 tonnes, a 44.6 per cent rise on the same month in 2016.

Aeroflot, the main carrier in the Aeroflot Group, handled 86,249 tonnes, a 40.6 per cent uplift on the same five months last year and in May it handled 18,432 tonnes, a 41 per cent rise on the same month in 2016.

In May 2017, the Aeroflot Group added three aircraft: two Airbus A321 and one Boeing 737-800. At the same time, two Boeing 737-800 and one Airbus A320 were phased out of the fleet. As of 31 May 2017, Aeroflot had 295 aircraft (excluding one An-24 which was leased out and five An-148 which were subleased).

In May 2017, Aeroflot airline added two Airbus A321. At the same time one Airbus A320 were phased out of the fleet. Overall, the fleet of Aeroflot increased by one aircraft in May 2017, bringing the total fleet to 197 aircraft as of 31 May 2017.

The Aeroflot Group consists of Aeroflot, Pobeda Airlines, Rossiya Airlines and Aurora Airlines.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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