The number of serviced flights (arrivals and departures) surged more than threefold. Airlines completed 127 airfield operations on June 21. That is, aircraft made landings and takeoffs in the Nizhniy Novgorod airport every 11.5 minutes during the day.
The highest figure was reached on account of popular tourist destinations and extra flights appointed in connection with the World Cup. Turkey, Greece, Croatia, Sweden and domestic Black Sea resorts were among flight routes on this day. Furthermore, domestic flights between cities hosting World Cup games - Volgograd, Samara, Moscow, and St. Petersburg - made their contribution to the record. Moscow, Antalya and St. Petersburg constituted the top three most sought destinations on June 21.