Russian air transport statistics


Articles on civil aviation in Russia


Airframe of MC-21 is assembled ready for testing with Russia’s PD-14 engines

The installation of systems, wing and tail assembly will follow shortly[...]
Azimuth Airlines

Azimuth Airlines’ all-Superjet 100 fleet grows to 11

A progressive fleet and network expansion programme has placed the Russian regional airline among the fastest growers in the market[...]
S7 Technics

S7 Technics completes implementation of specialized MRO software

Russian MRO services provider is also planning the introduction of mobile edition of AMOS software in 2020[...]
Aeroflot Group

Aeroflot Group redistributes its Boeing 737 fleet

Eight Rossiya aircraft to be handed over to sister airlines Pobeda and Aeroflot[...]

Russia’s Aurora Airlines to double its fleet and passenger numbers by 2025

For the first time, the far eastern Aeroflot subsidiary has revealed ambitious plans[...]

Russian airline IrAero ’s Boeing 777 project comes to another halt

Regional airline suspends wide-body services after Chinese partners pull out[...]
Air Astana

Kazakhstan’s Air Astana completes first in-house Airbus A320neo C-Check

Russian MRO specialist S7 Technics assisted the process at Almaty Airport[...]

Aeroflot Group’s fleet will be close to 400 aircraft next year

Russia's largest airline conglomerate plans to add 31 more aircraft in 2020[...]
Aeroflot Group

Aeroflot Group posts positive financial results for nine months of 2019

Good high summer season results helped Russia’s biggest airline grouping[...]

Rostec asks Putin to intercede in aircraft certification controversy

Government support is needed to boost international sales prospects for Russia’s civil aircraft industry[...]
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Key economic indicators

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


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Aviation authority

Federal Air Transport Agency

Russian air transport statistics

Passengers carried by Russian airlines in 2004-2016 - 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 2016.

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 2016.

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

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


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 2016.

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


Russian airports statistics section contains detailed data on the number of passengers and freight tonnages carried through Russia’s top airports between 2005 and 2016.

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