Koltsovo Airport: Passenger Traffic Down 2.8%

12 October 2016 (14:18)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, October 12, 2016. Yekaterinburg’s Koltsovo International Airport offered its services to 3,258,557 people in the nine months of 2016, which was 2.8% less than one year earlier, the airport press service reports.

2,397,712 people were passengers on domestic flights (up 14% on a year earlier), 860,845 people were passengers on international flights (up 31% on a year earlier). Only Russian cities, namely, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Sochi, Simferopol, and Novosibirsk, were among the the five most popular travel destinations.

Over ten new flights were made available at Koltsovo between January and September 2016. Unlike last summer, passengers can now fly directly to Batumi, Georgia, and to Djerba and Enfidha in Tunisia. Enfidha is, in fact, among the most popular international destinations this year: the ‘top three’ list used to have Antalya, Hurghada, and Sharm El Sheikh on it, but now its’s Larnaca, Enfidha, and Beijing. Also, a number of new domestic flights, to Lipetsk and Tomsk, for example, were introduced as well.

All in all, thirty-two air carriers operated flights to eighty-six destinations from Koltsovo Airport in January-September 2016.

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