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Russian air transport statistics

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Articles on civil aviation in Russia

Aeroflot strategy

Aeroflot Group targets 130 million passengers and 590 aircraft by 2028

Group’s general director Vitaly Saveliev showcases the new eight-year strategy[...]
Russian airlines traffic

Russian airlines’ June traffic at 22.5 per cent of 2019 level

Privately-run S7 Airlines has remained the country’s largest airline for three months in a row[...]
CR929

CR929 programme runs into more delays

The Sino-Russian wide-body project is plagued with communication issues[...]

Aeroflot expects complete domestic traffic recovery by year end; to add 8 more Superjets

Russia’s flag carrier is also hopeful to regain 80 per cent of international business[...]

Russia's Ural Airlines resumes operations of its entire fleet

During the pandemic travel lockdown the airline converted 12 of its aircraft for freight missions[...]
russia restrict flights

Russia extends restrictions on international flights till August

Other countries are in no rush to open borders to Russian travelers either[...]

Russia's Azur Air resumes passenger flights

The international leisure charter carrier has launched scheduled domestic service[...]
Russian airlines

Russian airlines’ May traffic plunges 91.3 per cent year-on-year

The country’s carriers served 949,000 passengers in May[...]
Red Wings Superjet
Wizz Russia

Wizz Air to launch first operational base in Russia

The Hungarian low-cost carrier will operate 11 routes from St. Petersburg starting September[...]
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Key economic indicators

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

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 2004-2016 - 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

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 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

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 2016.

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