Russia’s largest airports report half-year statistics

In the first half of 2016, Sochi Airport grew the fastest out of all Russian airports. In the first half of 2016, Sochi Airport grew the fastest out of all Russian airports (Photo by Leonid Faerberg / transport-photo.com)

Russian airports reported their statistics for the first half of 2016, showing results of passenger traffic greatly varying depending on the region.

Russia’s largest airport, Moscow’s Sheremetyevo, served 15.413 million passengers from January through June, an increase of 7.3% over the same period for the year before. Contrasting with the traffic for the whole of Russia, the increase was experienced not only in the domestic traffic, 12.7%, but also international traffic, 3.1%.

Passenger traffic at Domodedovo, another one of Moscow’s airports, decreased by 8.2%, reaching 12.6 million passengers, according to the newspaper Vedomosti. The decline seen at Vnukovo Airport went to 22.8%, to 5.637 million passengers.

The Moscow Aviation Hub showed a general decline in passenger traffic by 5.0%. From January through June, its three airports served 33.65 million passengers.

The strongest results were shown at Sochi, which saw an increase of 36.0%, to 2.155 million passengers, and Anapa, an increase of 28%, to 449.2 thousand passengers. In addition, passenger traffic increased 10% at Kaliningrad’s Khrabrovo Airport, to 727.4 thousand.

The worst results, with the exception of Vnukovo, were seen at Nizhniy Novgorod (Strigino; -20.3%; 333.9 thousand passengers), Perm (Bolshoye Savino; -12.7%; 506.5 thousand passengers) Gelendzhik (-12.0%; 64 thousand passengers), Samara (Kurumoch, -9.4%; 920.9 thousand passengers) and Krasnodar (Pashkovsky, -8.0%; 1.307 million passengers).

Rostov-on-Don Airport and Ekaterinburg’s Koltsovo Airport showed almost no change at all in the amount of passengers served; respectively, -0.5%; 905.3 thousand passengers, and -0.2%, to 1.836 million passengers.

According to the results of Q1 2016, the total passenger traffic in Russia grew by 1.6%, to 29.859 million passengers.

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