Russian airlines carried 116.2 million passengers in 2018, up 10.6% year-over-year (YOY).

International traffic was up 11.5% YOY to 47.4 million; domestic traffic grew 10% to 68.8 million. Load factor was up 0.6 point to 83.8% YOY.

Load factor on international flights was down 0.6 point to 84.6%, while load factor on domestic flights was up 2.1 points to 82.8%.

Cargo and post traffic decreased 0.1% YOY to 1.2 million tonnes.

Individual airlines reported the following passenger traffic figures for the period:

  • Aeroflot Airline carried 35.8 million, up 8.9% YOY;
  • Sibir Airlines carried 11.6 million, up 16.6%, Globus, which also works under S7 Airlines brand, carried 4.4 million, up 1.3% YOY.
  • St. Petersburg-based Aeroflot subsidiary Rossiya Airlines carried 11.1 million, down 0.1%;
  • Ural Airlines carried 9 million, up 12.5% YOY; and
  • Utair Aviation carried 7.7 million, up 4.8% YOY. 

The total market share of Russia’s five biggest airlines declined to 64.7% from 65.9% in 2017.

Polina Montag-Girmes montag.girmes@gmail.com