International traffic for Russian airlines was down 28.4% in November year-over-year (YOY) to 2.2 million passengers, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia. The total number of passengers carried in November reached 5.7 million, down 11.8% YOY. The sharp drop is attributed to the closure of Egyptian destinations following the Metrojet Airbus A321 crash Oct. 31, and charters to Turkey due to increased tensions between the two countries after the downing of a ...

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