AeroSvit revamp lifts sales over first four months

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Ukraine's AeroSvit has posted an upturn in operational performance, and a surge in revenues, for the first four months of 2012.

Over January-April it transported 840,000 passengers, up 10.2%, while the number of flights declined by 5% to 10,600.

Load factor rose 3.1 points, as a result, to 71.5%. Sales revenues totalled Hr1.74 billion ($217 million), a 46% increase.

First deputy general manager Anton Mattis says: "It stems from a thorough network and flight schedule optimisation. We've cancelled the low yielding services and shifted our capacity to more profitable routes.

"In addition, we've made special efforts to boost passenger numbers and revenues through broader co-operation with domestic and international codeshare and interline partners."