The Domodedovo direction was the most popular in 2014 with 7.6 million people carried on the route. Passenger traffic on the link between Belorussky Rail Terminal and Sheremetyevo Airport totalled to 6.4 million people, and 2.6 million people travelled to and from Vnukovo Airport. In Vladivostok and Kazan, the volume of Aeroexpress passenger traffic in 2014 amounted to 797,000 and 53,000 people respectively. As for the suburban link, a total of 2.3 million passengers were carried on the route connecting Savyolovsky Rail Terminal and the town of Lobnya. At the same time, 932,000 passengers entitled to free travel took advantage of the Aeroexpress services both in Moscow and in the regions.
The total passenger traffic to the three Moscow airports came to 16.6 million people. In 2014, the company’s market share for intermodal transportation within the Moscow Air Cluster reached 25.46%.
Along with that, Aeroexpress’ net profit by the end of 2014 amounted to RUB 1,599,000,000 against RUB 635,000,000 rubles in 2013. Revenues for the reporting period showed a 20% increase and reached RUB 6,311,000,000.
"One of the key decisions made in 2014 was the termination of our operation in the regions, which was primarily caused by the unprofitableness of these routes. Nevertheless, this fact gives us the opportunity to focus our efforts on the operation in the metropolitan area and strengthen Aeroexpress’ positions in the intermodal transportation market," commented Alexey Krivoruchko, Chief Executive Officer of Aeroexpress. “The company’s challenges for 2015 are such important goals and targets as the introduction of innovative solutions in services and transportation, total increase in passenger traffic, as well as expansion of the offered fares. Particular attention will be paid to the support of families and socially disadvantaged groups,” he added.
The Family fare is an important initiative undertaken by the company to support families. It is Aeroexpress' intention to assist parents travelling with kids and make their journey to the airport more comfortable and affordable during the period of summer vacations. Over 245,000 passengers used this fare during summer 2014, exceeding the 2013 result by 16%. It should be recalled that this fare allows families consisting of two adults and no more than three children to travel by Aeroexpress trains using only one railcard, which costs RUB 950.
Based on the results of the marketing survey performed in 2014, the company introduced special railcards for those passengers who travel frequently and those who live and work near the airports. They are Morning, Evening, and Morning+Evening. The average cost of one journey under these fares is RUB 150. As compared to the previous year, 2014 showed a stable demand for this type of railcards.
Besides, the company's passengers can use their Troika cards since November last year. The project was implemented in the capital by Aeroexpress together with the Moscow metro and was supported by the Moscow Department of Transport. Since it was introduced, this service has shown a steady increase in popularity.