Russian airlines carried more than 7.6 million passengers in December 2017, representing an increase of 15% over the same period last year. The accumulated result for 2017 accounts for 105 million people, reaching a new record in its history. Earlier the maximum value of passenger transportation by Russian airlines was reached in 2014 amounted to 93.2 million passengers.
“This year we overcame the historical maximum and crossed the milestone of 100 million passengers”, said the head of Rosaviation, Alexander Neradko. “It is noteworthy that two-thirds of the total volume of passenger traffic in 2017 was implemented on domestic routes. This is a very good indicator, which we plan to increase by developing the capacity of the airports in the Far East and the Far North and restoring the previously existing extensive network of local air services in these regions”, added he.
For Rosaviatsia, developing of air traffic in Far East and the Far North is priority task in the short and medium term.
In general, the growth rates of air transportation create successful prerequisites for the further development of civil aviation as one of the most important sectors of the country’s economy.