Koltsovo International Airport announced Wednesday it has already reached the four million passenger mark for the year.
This comes over a month earlier than in the previous year, when that milestone was reached Dec. 19. At the 10-month mark, the airport also reported the number of passengers was up 7.1 percent from the previous year, with a majority of its clients flying domestic routes.
This year, the airport served 125 destinations, 55 within the country and 70 internationally. A large number of airpoirt passengers flew to Moscow, Istanbul and St. Petersburg, as well as Hurghada and Sham El Sheikh, two cities within the Red Sea Governorate of Egypt. As of October, international traffic had grown by 1.6 percent over 2013.
Koltsovo International Airport is the largest airport in the Ural region of Russia, It acts as a hub for the Sverdlovsk Oblast region and is considered one of the priority airports in Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency due to its centralized location.