Russian Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) reported Russian airlines transported 49.4 million passengers, an increase of 12.8% year-on-year, in the first 10 months of this year, according to the Economic and Commercial Counsellor’s Office of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Russian Federation (25-Nov-2011). Details include:
- Passenger numbers: 49.4 million, +12.8% year-on-year;
- Aeroflot: 10.5 million, +23.5%;
- Transaero: 6.6 million, +29.5%;
- UTAir: 4.2 million, +22.1%.
The FAA is forecasting a 12% to 15% increase in passenger numbers to 64-66 million in full year 2011.