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Russian air transport statistics

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Articles on civil aviation in Russia

PowerJet SaM146 engine model

Superjet-New to be powered by Russian-made engines

The new modification of the Russian regional jet will get a $1.7 billion injection[...]

Emirates’ A380 returns to Moscow

Domodedovo Airport at Russia’s capital enters the exclusive club of six destinations served by the type[...]
Russian airlines' traffic August 2020

Russian airlines’ traffic reaches 63.4 per cent of 2019 level in August

Low-cost carrier Pobeda boasts double-digit growth amidst the turbulent market[...]
Red Wings

Russia’s Red Wings starts transformation into role-model SSJ100 operator

UAC-owned airline has taken delivery of the first of the batch of 60 SSJ100 and reveals plans for further development of its ambitious project[...]
Supersonic

TsAGI wins $18.4 mln state grant for supersonic research

Russia funds launch a dedicated scientific center for low-boom supersonic development[...]

Russian airlines’ traffic doesn’t reach half of July 2019 levels

Despite gradual recovery of the domestic market, remaining restrictions on international travel kept traffic levels low in July[...]
S7 Cargo

S7 Airlines to launch dedicated freight operations in November

The Russian airline is leasing two Boeing 737-800BCF from GECAS[...]
Russian airlines traffic July 2020

Pobeda Airlines demonstrates traffic growth in July

Unlike the low-cost carrier, Russian airline industry’s average was at 47.2 per cent of July 2019[...]
Rossiya Airlines Russian-made jets

Rossiya Airlines: from 62 Western-built aircraft to 235 Russian-made jets in eight years

Aeroflot Group has designed a whole new future for its St. Petersburg-based subsidiary[...]
S7 Airlines

Russia’s S7 Airlines adds another Airbus A320neo

The airline is gearing up to re-start international service on August 10[...]
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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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