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Can SkyExpress continue its big impact on Russian aviation?


Russian LCC, SkyExpress, reported a 53% increase in passenger numbers for the 12 months ended 31-Dec-08, as traffic (RPKs) increased 51% year-on-year to 1,332 million. However, growth rates slowed markedly in the final months of 2008. Traffic in Nov-08, for example, rose 10% year-on-year. [688 words]

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  • More than 1.8 million SkyExpress passengers pass through Vnukovo International Airport
  • Releases Summer Programme 2009
  • Charters to play increasing role
  • Receives IOSA Registration Certificate

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  • SkyExpress traffic highlights: 12 months ended 31-Dec-08
  • Russian domestic passenger numbers by airline: Year ended 31-Dec-08
  • Moscow Vnukovo Airport total vs domestic capacity breakdown by carrier (seats per week as % of total)
  • SkyExpress route map: Feb-09
  • Sky Express capacity breakdown from Moscow (seats per week as % of total)
  • A SkyExpress B737
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