Koltsovo Airport reports results for first seven months of 2014
During the period of Jan. 1 to July 31, Koltsovo Airport served 2.5 million passengers--an 8.7 increase over the same period of 2013. Domestic passenger traffic increased by 16 percent in the first seven months over the previous year to reach more than 1.3 million people. International traffic totaled 1.2 million during that time, marking an increase of 1.6 percent over 2013.
Additionally, the airport operated flights to 122 unique destinations over the course of the measured period, of which 54 were reached on domestic routes and 67 via international service. Koltsovo further reported that the most popular international destinations it served during the first seven months of the year were Antalya, Hurghada, Sharm el Sheikh, Bangkok, Dubai, Prague and Phucket. Among the most popular domestic destinations were Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi and Krasnodar.
Fifty-three airlines operated out of Koltsovo Airport during the period, with Ural Airlines, Transaero, Aeroflot, UTair, North Wind, Siberia and Russian airlines claiming the majority of ridership.
A total of 528,589 travelers passed through Koltsovo Airport during the month of July, marking a 10.3 percent increase in monthly ridership compared to July 2013. Of the passengers served by the airport in the month of July, of which 272,982 were traveling to or from domestic locations--an increase of 20.4 percent over July 2013--and 255,607 were traveling to or from international destinations--an increase of 1.2 percent over the previous year.
Koltsovo Airport also mentioned that 2,433 sorties, or military aircraft operations, departed from its runways during the month of July--an increase of 4.6 percent over last year.
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