Over the 10 month period of 2012 Nizhny Novgorod International Airport (“Airports of Regions” holding company) handled 622,543 passengers, 64.8% more than the figure of 2011. In particular, passenger traffic recorded on domestic flights amounted to 305,839 passengers (+77.8%), and on international flights - 316,704 passengers (+54%). The aircraft departures also went up recording 5623 aircraft movements during the January-October period of 2012, this performance indicator grew by 22.6% compared to the same period last year. Cargo and mail traffic rose by 2.4%.
The greatest increase of passengers in the last 10 months experienced scheduled domestic flights to Moscow, St.Petersburg, Norilsk, Gelendzhik and Chelyabinsk. The most popular tourist destinations were Hurghada, Varna, Dubai, Goa and Heraklion. On CIS destinations the highest growth in passenger flow was seen on flights to Tashkent and Dushanbe.
The significant rise of traffic in the first 10 months of 2012 was shown by Aeroflot - Russian Airlines, UTair, OrenAir, Ural Airlines and S7.
In October this year passenger traffic amounted to 64,067 passengers, recording 41.5% gain in comparison with October 2011. Domestic flights transported 33,507 (+39.4%) passengers, international flights – 30,560 passengers (43.8%). The number of aircraft departures represented a 9.4% climb, and reached 583 aircraft movements. Cargo and baggage traffic stayed at the same level as in October 2011.
We remind that since October 28 Nizhny Novgorod Airport has been operating under the autumn/winter timetable. Several domestic and international destinations at a time became the novelties of the season, for instance, AK BARS AERO launched regular flights on routes Nizhniy Novgorod - Rostov-on-Don - Sochi and Nizhny Novgorod – Mineral’nye Vody.
The tourist novelties introduced to the citizens of Nizhny Novgorod were Aqaba (Jordan), Sharjah (UAE), Larnaca (Cyprus) and Phuket (Thailand). Moreover, in the new autumn/winter season regularity of flights to Moscow, St. Petersburg and Prague was increased.