Russian airlines’ passenger numbers projected to grow by 10% this year

Russian airlines The nation’s transport ministry believes the industry will beat its 2018 record of 116.2 million passengers (Aurora Airlines)

Russian airlines are poised to improve their operational results by a further 10 per cent in 2019, according to a prediction from deputy transport minister Alexander Yurchik. He forecasts that, collectively, the country’s carriers will surpass their 2018 record of 116.2 million passengers, itself a 10.6 per cent improvement on the previous year.

“I can’t give a very precise forecast, but we will undoubtedly grow,” he states. “All these years we have been growing at double-digit rates. Recognising that certain internal resources have been exhausted, we are now working on [securing] further growth. It’s hard to predict the [likely] growth rate, but it will [probably] slow down a bit. Last year we grew by almost 11 per cent. I hope we’ll stay at about 10 this year,” he told state-owned TASS news wire.

According to a recent report by aviation authority Rosaviatsiya, Russian airlines’ international traffic grew slightly faster than domestic in 2018 – by 11.5 per cent to 47.3 million passengers – versus 10 per cent domestically.

In December 2018 the overall growth rate was 10.9 per cent up on the same month in 2017, with passenger numbers reaching 8.4 million.

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