Rossiya transported 2.9 million passengers in 2009, down 15.3% from the prior year, owing largely to the spinoff of its Moscow branch and its concentration on operations in St. Petersburg. It flew 6.09 billion RPKs last year. Rossiya is scheduled to be merged into Aeroflot, along with five other smaller airlines, this year (ATWOnline, Feb. 4). United Airlines said January consolidated passenger RASM increased an estimated 9.5%-11.5% year-over-year. It flew 8.77 billion consolidated RPMs, a ...

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