Passenger traffic at Krasnoyarsk grows 29% in January, February

Krasnoyarsk is a major Siberian hub The airport’s new passenger terminal first opened for business on December 27, 2017 (Krasnoyarsk International Airport)

The 2018 New Year inauguration of a new passenger terminal, plus the launch of additional routes, have helped Krasnoyarsk’s Yemelyanovo Airport to maintain high passenger traffic growth.

For the first two months of 2018, the number of passengers served by the Siberian hub increased by 29% year-on-year to 371,020. Of these, 275,337 (up 27%) flew on domestic flights and 83,238 (up 32%) traveled internationally. Transit passengers amounted to 12,445, a 91% rise.

The total number of aircraft movements at Krasnoyarsk during the period stood at 1,950 (up 15%), with passenger operations accounting for 1,754 (up 10%) of these.

The volume of freight traffic also increased, to 2,578 tons (up 53% year-on-year).

The most popular domestic destinations for passenger traffic included Novosibirsk (up 241%), Neryungri (up 77%), St. Petersburg (up 68%), Yekaterinburg (up 53%), Tyumen (up 45%), Irkutsk (up 43%), and Moscow (up 28%). Internationally, the leaders were Dushanbe (up 164%), Sanya (up 78%), Phuket (up 50%), and Nyachang (up 46%).

Andrey Metzler, CEO of Krasnoyarsk International Airport, enthuses: “The launch of the new passenger terminal and the opening of new routes allowed us to maintain a stable growth in passenger traffic for 18 consecutive months. I am confident that we will continue this dynamic and will be able to pass another historic milestone this year too. In the summer program, we will increase not only geography but also the frequency of flights on many routes.”

Krasnoyarsk’s Yemelyanovo, which began operations in 1980, has since developed into one of the key air transport hubs in Siberia.

Scheduled and charter passenger services from the airport are now carried out by 27 airlines to 65 destinations. In December 2017, a new 58,000-square-meter passenger terminal, with an annual capacity of more than 2.5 million passengers, was unveiled.

Total passenger flow at the Krasnoyarsk reached 2.3 million in 2017, or 26% up year-on-year.

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