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Articles on civil aviation in Russia

EAEU members are looking to launch an open airspace regime between themselves

Common open airspace mulled for EAEU

The common airspace is to become operational in 2020[...]
Jet Expo is a long-lasting customer of Show Observer

Jet Expo 2017 selects Show Observer as its official show daily

Jet Expo has long been using the publishing house's services[...]
Azimuth Airlines will have an all-Superjet fleet

Third SSJ100 delivered to Azimuth Airlines

The aircraft was previously operated by Yamal Airlines[...]
Platov will replace the city's current airport

Rostov-on-Don's Platov airport to test operations prior to opening

The city's new gateway will have an annual throughput capacity of 5 million passengers[...]
The seat load factor growth still remains high, despite the slowdown

Seat load factor growth slows down for Russian airlines

The last such decline was registered in May 2016[...]
Frigate Ecojet to get MC-21's engines

Frigate Ecojet to get MC-21's engines

The Russian designers hope to define the design specifications for the aircraft before the end of the year.[...]
CargoLogicAir to launch first scheduled cargo route

CargoLogicAir to launch first scheduled route

The launch follows the delivery of CLA’s third Boeing 747 freighter[...]
First Mi-8AMTs medevac helicopters delivered to Russian operators

First Mi-8AMTs medevac helicopters delivered to Russian operators

All helicopters will provide medical evacuation services to patients in remote areas of Siberia and Far East[...]
Russian Helicopters to test Ka-226T in Iran

Russian Helicopters to test Ka-226T in Iran

The tests are meant to demonstrate the helicopter's capability to operated at extreme temperatures[...]
Russia ponders return of import duties on Western-built airliners

Russia ponders return of import duties on Western-built airliners

This measure is intended to protect local aircraft programs[...]
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Key economic indicators

Capital, surface area: Moscow, 17,098,250 sq km

2012 2013 2014 2015
GDP (current bln US$) 2,170.15 2,230.63 2,030.97 1,326.02
GDP growth (annual %) 3.5 1.3 0.7 -3.7
Inflation, GDP deflator (annual %) 8.3 4.8 9 7.7
Population, total mln 143.20 143.51 143.82 144.10
Official exchange rate (ruble per US$, period average) 30.8 31.8 38.4 60.9
Source: worldbank.org

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Aviation authority

Federal Air Transport Agency http://www.favt.ru

Russian air transport statistics

Passengers carried by Russian airlines in 2004-2015 - Russian Aviation Insider

Key performance indicators for Russian civil aviation, by type of service

Sources: Russian Transport Clearing House, Federal Air Transport Agency.

Top Russian international routes by passenger numbers carried

* The figures are for the total number of passengers carried in both directions within each city pair. The “from-to” directions given in the table had the higher number of passengers carried in 2015.

Source: Russian Transport Clearing House.

Top Russian domestic routes by passenger numbers carried

* The figures are for the total number of passengers carried in both directions within each city pair. The “from-to” directions given in the table had the higher number of passengers carried in 2015.

Source: Russian Transport Clearing House.

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Major airlines

Because of the economic slowdown, the number of Russian commercial airlines decreased from 389 companies registered in 1996 to 113 in 2016. This dramatic reduction is a direct reflection of market consolidation and the government’s policy to raise barriers for new players entering the air transport market. The airline assets controlled by the federal government are merged into the Aeroflot Group. Other local carriers are either privately owned or controlled by regional authorities.

After the demise in late 2015 of Transaero, Russia’s second largest airline, the local market has been dominated principally by the Aeroflot Group and several other large players comprising S7 Group (which includes S7 Airlines and Globus), as well as UTair and Ural Airlines.  Currently, the top-10 Russian airlines control 80% of the Russian market (see the diagram below), whilst foreign airlines carried less than 10 per cent of overall passenger numbers – or 28% of passengers on international routes to/from Russia in 2015.

Russian airlines’ market shares 2016

 

Notes:
The market shares are calculated by passengers carried on international and domestic routes

Statistics

Russian airlines statistics section contains detailed data on the number of passengers carried, passenger kilometers accomplished and passenger load factors for the leading Russian airlines between 2005 and 2015.

Major airlines’ company profiles

Provided below is the list of major airlines by passengers carried on international and domestic routes in 2016. Each airline profile contains information on the base airports, fleet, number of passengers carried (YOY since 2005), contacts and list of articles.

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Major airports

As of the beginning of 2016, Russia had 254 civil airfields and heliports, including 74 operating international airports. Of this total, 178 airports have paved runways, 76 are unpaved. 31  are certified for ICAO Cat I landings, 10 more for Cat II landings and only three – Moscow’s Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo – for Cat III landing capabilities.

Major airports’ company profiles

Provided below is the list of major Russian international airports by passengers served in 2016. Each airport profile contains general information on the airport, data on runways, approved aircraft types, number of passengers served (YOY since 2005), contacts and list of articles.

Open sky agreements

  • Vladivostok – since Autumn 2011
  • Kaliningrad – since Summer 2015
  • Saint-Petersburg – negotiations are in progress

Statistics

Russian airports statistics section contains detailed data on the number of passengers and freight tonnages carried through Russia’s top airports between 2005 and 2015.

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