Russian air transport statistics


Articles on civil aviation in Russia


Russia’s iFly launches flights from Zhukovsky

One of Russia’s fastest growing airlines has launched services to China from Europe’s fastest-growing airport[...]

S7 Airlines’ domestic traffic growth continues to slow down

The international segment of Russia’s largest private carrier climbs at a double-digit rate[...]
LCC Pobeda

LCC Pobeda’s net profits decreased by 43 per cent in 2018

Russia’s only low-cost carrier saw 2018 profits plummet, despite a 75 per cent revenue increase[...]
Russian airlines

Russia’s airlines collectively suffered 50 billion roubles losses last year

Dramatic fuel cost increases, overcapacity and low prices affected the industry’s profitability[...]

Pulkovo is first Russian airport to launch ‘virtual interline’ transfer connector

The St Petersburg airport is to develop its transfer business in partnership with a specialist on-line travel agency[...]
Azimuth Airlines

Azimuth Airlines to receive its ninth Superjet 100 in March

Russian regional carrier has signed a leasing contract with GTLK for one more Russian-made jet[...]
Yakutia Airlines

Yakutia Airlines receives another injection from the regional budget

The Russian carrier is hopeful of resuming international services before the end of the first quarter[...]

Moscow’s Vnukovo demonstrated 11.6% traffic growth in January

LCC Pobeda is now the largest carrier at Russia’s third busiest airport[...]
Superjet 100 corporate charter airline

Russian companies to create a Superjet 100 corporate charter airline

Alexander Lebedev, owner of The Independent newspaper, has lined up partners for the project[...]

New brand and fleet reinvention takes off for Russia’s Nordavia

The Russian regional airline expects to double its traffic levels from last year[...]
1 2 3 168

Back to Contents…

Key economic indicators

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


Back to Contents…

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.

Back to Contents…

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.

Back to Contents…

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.

Back to Contents…

Russian Aviation Insider
Dear visitor,
Our resource has been available online for a relatively short time, and we are still working on completing several sections. Every day, besides posting news, we fill in the information sections with new data. If you'd like us to keep you posted on the updates, please subscribe to our newsletter
Besides that, with Russian Aviation Insider Newsletter you'll never miss:
  • Airline Business news and analysis
  • Aerospace Industry updates
  • Traffic statistic data and trends
  • Airport, MRO, Leasing and other related businesses
  • Appointments and promotions