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)
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%).
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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