Russian Airports Pass Historic Passengers Milestone


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Russian airports collectively handled some 206.99 million passengers last year, according to figures collected by Rosaviatsiya, the country’s aviation authority.

2018 was the first time in Russia’s aviation history that the number of air passengers exceeded the 200 million mark, an 11 per cent improvement on 2017.

Moscow’s three airports of Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo, which are also the country’s largest, continued to handle the bulk of traffic in 2018, collectively serving more than 96.7 million passengers, which accounts for 46.7 per cent of all the nation’s civil air traffic.

Furthermore, Russian airlines collectively carried more than a half of all travellers last year, some 116.1 million people, demonstrating a 10.5 per cent improvement on the previous year.