Russian airlines carried 38.1 million passengers in the first half of 2016, down by 7.6% YoY. International traffic was down by 26.8%, to 13.4 million passengers YoY. Domestic traffic was up by 7.7%, to 24.7 million, Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) reported.
In June, international traffic dropped by 30.5%, to 3.1 million, while domestic traffic grew by 4.6%, to 5.6 million passengers.
All five Russian carriers reported increased passenger numbers in H1. Aeroflot carried 13.5 million passengers, up by 12.2% YoY. S7 Airlines carried 4.3 million passengers, up by 19.4%. Aeroflot subsidiary, Rossiya Airlines, carried 2.96 million, up by 26%. UTair carried 2.8 million passengers, up by 14%. Ural Airlines carried 2.66 million, up by 17.7%. Pobeda, an Aeroflot low-cost subsidiary, carried 1.99 million passengers, up by 80.7%, all YoY.
Rossiya Airline subsidiaries OrenAir and Donavia reported significant decreases in passenger numbers in the H1. OrenAir carried 491346 passengers, down by 58.7% YoY. Donavia carried 209478 passengers, down by 71.2%. Aurora Airline, Aeroflot Far East subsidiary, carried 607040 passengers, up by 19.9% YoY. (Russian Aviation/Business World Magazine)