Koltsovo Airport’s International Passenger Traffic Goes Down 40%

7 April 2016 (09:20)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, April 7, 2016. Yekaterinburg’s Koltsovo Airport (a member of Regional Airports Holding) offered its services to 149,500 passengers on international flights last year; this was as much as 100,000 people less than one year previously, the airport’s press service reports.

‘The decrease in traffic primarily had to do with cancelled Egypt-bound flights, as 52,000 travelers went there last year alone,’ the press service says.

At the same time, the number of passengers on domestic flights actually rose, with more new national destinations offered by air carriers and more flights operated around Russia: flights to thirty-three Russian cities were operated from Kolstovo in 2015 and to as many as forty-three cities in 2016. The new available destinations are Belgorod, Volgograd, Rostov, Syktyvkar, and Uray, among others. The number of passengers on domestic flights went up from 491,000 to 628,000 people. The increase in the number of people traveling to Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, and Sochi was the most pronounced one.

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