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Russian air transport statistics

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Articles on civil aviation in Russia

Aeroflot insists that restoring of airworthiness of ten more ex-Transaero airframes is unprofitable

Aeroflot Group will receive only 14 ex-Transaero widebody aircraft

The group insists that restoring of airworthiness of ten more airframes is unprofitable.[...]
The government subsidy program for regional airlines in Volga region was curtailed in 2017, so Dexter was able to start regular service only in February

FATA removes restrictions to Dexter’s AOC

The resolution became effective after Dexter had been enlisted in the renewed list of airlines eligible for government subsidies[...]
Q-code Nautical Height (QNH) is used in aviation almost all over the world (Photo by Fyodor Borisov / transport-photo.com)

St Petersburg leads the way in Russia’s flight altitude switch

From February, aircraft have taken off and landed from Russia’s fourth busiest passenger airport using the QNH standard.[...]
Both international and domestic traffic through Domodedovo demonstrated YoY growth in January

Passenger traffic through Domodedovo increases in January

Strengthening of Russia's national currency, which spurred demand for international leisure travel is behind the growth[...]
Orenburzhye plans to expand its fleet with 100-seat aircraft

Orenburzhye turns to Embraer

Russia’s regional carrier plans to expand its fleet with 100-seat aircraft.[...]
Interjet currently operates 22 Sukhoi Superjets 100s

Interjet to take remaining SSJ 100s in 2017-2018

The Mexican carrier will also open maintenance and training center for the Russian aircraft.[...]
The upgraded door of the SSJ 100's main landing gear is longer because the blade located on the strut has been moved onto the door (Photo by Russian Aviation Insider)

Fatigue testing of SSJ 100 upgraded gear doors underway

The improved component allowed to increase the aircraft's useful load by 1.3 tons[...]
The new Il-96-400M variant will be 9.65 m longer than the existing Il-96-300 passenger aircraft.

Improved Ilyushin Il-96 airliner to fly in 2019

The new Il-96-400M variant will be 9.65 m longer than the existing Il-96-300 passenger aircraft.[...]
This Airbus A320 with tail number VQ-BCI was built in 2005

Ural Airlines to get A320 from S7 Airlines

This aircraft is expected to enter service with the new operator be the end of February[...]
SSJ100 operators have to take their own tow-bar with them to airports that use tow-barless tugs

Superjet 100 plans to resolve tow-bar problem

Operators of the Russian regional jet will not have to carry their own tow-bars with them[...]
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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

Russian airlines market shares by passengers carried on international and domestic routes in 3Q 2016 - Russian Aviation Insider

Notes:
1) The market shares are calculated by passengers carried on international and domestic routes in 3Q 2016
2) The airlines of each group are denoted by the same color, such as Aeroflot Group, dark blue – and S7 Group, light green

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

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

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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