Russian airlines’ October traffic down 25%

In the first ten months of 2022 Russian airlines saw their traffic decline by 14.3 per cent year-on-year

Russian airlines' traffic declined :: Sergey Gortman via NordStar

In October 2022 Russian airlines carried collectively 8.25 million passengers – 25 per cent down on the same month last year. Average seat load factor also saw a reverse trend, decreasing by 2 percentage points to 81.7 per cent after several months of steady growth.

Russia’s aviation authorities stopped publishing local airlines’ operational statistics in March. But data is collected and sometimes finds its way into local media.

Russia’s TOP-5 airlines October 2022 traffic (Y-on-Y)

1. Aeroflot        1.784 million (-15.9%)
2. S7 Airlines     1.315 million (-14.9%)
3. Pobeda Airlines 1.035 million (-22.8%)
4. Ural Airlines     0.740 million (-14.8%)
5. Rossiya Airlines 0.673 million (-34.5%)

Only five out of Russia’s 20 largest airlines managed to improve their operational results, namely Gazpromavia (by 88%), Izhavia (by 23.5%), NordStar (by 16.8%), IrAero (by 9%) and Smartavia (by 1.7%).

Three airlines with dynamics far below market average were leisure carriers Nordwind (-60%), Azur Air (-54%) and Ikar (-52,6%).

In the first ten months of 2022 Russian airlines saw their traffic decline by 14.3 per cent year-on-year to 81 million passengers.

Russia’s TOP-5 airlines January through October 2022 traffic (Y-on-Y)

1. Aeroflot     17.684 million (-1,9%);
2. S7 Airlines   13.294 million (-12%);
3. Pobeda Airlines 9.888 million (-18.3%);
4 Ural Airlines   7.319 million (-9.2%);
5. Rossiya Airlines 7.184 million (-15.3%);

Aeroflot Group (including low-cost division Pobeda Airlines and medium-segment Rossiya) in the first ten months of 2022 carried 34.8 million passengers – down 10 per cent on the same period of 2021.

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