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Russian air transport statistics

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Articles on civil aviation in Russia

Orenburzhye is planning to lease three Embraer E190s

Orenburzhye to get subsidies from regional budget

The carrier's fleet includes 10 L-410 turboprops[...]
Red Wings views the A321 as an interim type in its fleet in the run-up to the beginning of Irkut MC-21 deliveries

First Airbus A321 readied for delivery to Red Wings

The aircraft has already been painted in the carrier's livery[...]
Aeroflot's latest delivery is the fourth of the type since late March

One more Boeing 737-800 delivered to Aeroflot

Russia's flagship carrier has taken delivery of four new aircraft within less than a month[...]
Saratov Airlnes now has four of the type in operation

Saratov Airlines completes An-148 fleet expansion

The last of the carrier's jetliners on order landed at Saratov airport on April 18[...]
Russian Helicopters willl deliver another civilian Mi-171 to Pakistan in 2017

Pakistan receives its first Russian-built civilian Mi-171 helicopter

Several Mi-171Es are operated by the Pakistani Armed Forces[...]
VIM Airlines, which operated no widebody airliners until 2016, has been reporting a passenger traffic growth

VIM Airlines takes delivery of eighth Boeing 777

The first 777 entered service with the airline last year[...]
IrAero Airlines will become Omsk airport's first Superjet MRO customer

Omsk airport to provide Superjet line maintenance to IrAero

Up to now the airline has performed maintenance operations on its SSJ100 fleet independently[...]
The government's initative could see Red Wings Airlines responsible for promoting SSJ 100 airliners across Russia

Russian government has SSJ100 plans for Red Wings

The carrier is viewed as a possible base for promoting the type to Russia's regions[...]
Russia's second largest carrier S7 Airlines is to relaunch its Siberian hub at Novosibirsk

INSIGHT: S7 returns to Siberia

Russia's second largest carrier S7 Airlines is to relaunch its Siberian hub at Novosibirsk[...]
S7 Airlines is rebranding and looking to expand its domestic presence with Brasilian regional jetliners

S7 Airlines to lease E170LRs with extra seats

All of the carrier's Embraers will seat more passengers in coach[...]
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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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