Ural Airlines increased passenger numbers in the first four months of 2019

Ural Airlines Yekaterinburg-based airline RPKs grew by 10 per cent at the start of the year (Ural Airlines)

In a busy start to 2019, Ural Airlines, Russia’s fifth major carrier, flew 2.48 million passengers in the first four months, a rise of eight per cent on the same period in 2018. Some 1.26 million people were transported on domestic routes, whilst 1.22 million flew on international routes.

During the four-month period, a total of 17,674 flights were completed, up by five per cent on 2018. RPKs grew by 10 per cent during the period.

In April alone, 696,515 passengers used the airline, which is nine per cent higher year-on-year. Ural transported 378,261 people on international routes and 318,254 passengers took domestic flights in the month.

During Russia’s popular May holidays from May 1 to 12, 2019, Yekaterinburg-headquartered airline carried some 320,000 passengers, up 22 per cent in comparison with the same period in 2018. The most popular holiday destinations are: Moscow-Simferopol, Moscow-Sochi, Moscow-Kaliningrad and Moscow-St Petersburg.

Regarding Ural’s international network, passengers flew regularly from Zhukovsky near Moscow to the destinations of Prague, Tbilisi and Tel Aviv and from St Petersburg to Tbilisi, from Moscow to Larnaca, from Yekaterinburg to Prague and from Sochi to Tbilisi.

Ural Airlines’ passenger traffic target for this year is 9.6 million, its 2018 financial report suggests.

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