Passenger traffic in Russia’s airports remained stable

Sochi was the fastest growing among Russia’s twenty largest airports in 2016 Sochi was the fastest growing among Russia’s twenty largest airports in 2016 (Photo by Basel Aero)

In 2016 Russian airports served little more passengers compared to the previous year – 159.957 million people against 159.330 million people (+0.2%), reported the Federal Air Transport Agency. Despite no factual growth the airports showed a better result than the Russian airlines with the passenger traffic declining by 3.8%.

82% of all the passenger traffic was served by top-20 airports (the share remains unchanged since 2015). The fastest growing airports are Sochi (serving 5.249 million passengers, +28.8%), Novosibirsk (3.932 million passengers, +9.2%), Vladivostok (1.829 million passengers, +8.9%), Tyumen (151.8 million passengers, +8.5%), Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport (33.656 million passengers, +7.6%) and Kazan airport (1.913 million passengers, +6.6%).

The most outstanding outsiders were Mineralnye Vody airport (172.2 million passengers, -12.0%), Moscow Vnukovo airport (13.947 million passengers, -11.8%), Moscow Domodedovo airport (28.500 million passengers, -6.6%) and Samara airport (2.083 million passengers, -5.0%).

See detailed data about the 20 largest airports of Russia in the table below.

Airport Rating 2016 (2015) Passengers served, 2016 Passengers served, 2015 Change, %
Moscow (Sheremetyevo) 1 (1) 33,655,605 31,279,508 +7.6
Moscow (Domodedovo) 2 (2) 28,500,259 30,504,515 –6.6
Moscow (Vnukovo) 3 (3) 13,946,688 15,815,129 –11.8
St Petersburg (Pulkovo) 4 (4) 13,265,037 13,501,454 –1.7
Sochi (Adler) 5 (7) 5,248,800 4,076,509 +28.8
Simferopol 6 (5) 5,201,690 5,017,758 +3.7
Ekaterinburg (Koltsovo) 7 (6) 4,207,328 4,170,737 +0.9
Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo) 8 (8) 3,932,368 3,600,291 +9.2
Krasnodar 9 (9) 2,993,290 3,121,630 –4.1
Ufa 10 (10) 2,295,446 2,291,502 +0.2
Rostov-on-Don 11 (12) 2,093,260 2,061,016 +1.6
Samara (Kurumoch) 12 (11) 2,083,173 2,193,744 –5.0
Kazan (Main) 13 (14) 1,912,961 1,794,735 +6.6
Vladivostok (Knevichi) 14 (17) 1,828,837 1,678,795 +8.9
Krasnoyarsk (Emelyanovo) 15 (15) 1,796,373 1,788,754 +0.4
Khabarovsk 16 (16) 1,795,400 1,716,333 +4.6
Mineralnye Vody 17 (13) 1,721,697 1,957,121 –12.0
Irkutsk 18 (18) 1,652,799 1,635,478 +1.1
Kaliningrad (Khrabrovo) 19 (19) 1,570,821 1,533,057 +2.5
Tyumen (Roschino) 20 (21) 1,518,076 1,399,264 +8.5
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