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The passenger traffic of Moscow Air Cluster airports reached 35.1 million passengers in the first half of 2014
Russian Aviaton » Friday July 25, 2014 09:06 MSK

In accordance with the instruction of the Federal Air Transport Agency, Aeroproject summed up the results of activities of the Moscow Air Cluster (MAC) airports in the first half of 2014, the agency’s press-service reports.

“In the first half of 2014 the passenger traffic of Moscow Air Cluster airports reached 35.1 million passengers (32.1 million in the first half of 2013). The rate of growth of passenger traffic was 9.3% (13.0% in the first half of 2013). Since the growth rate is slowing down, the company forecasts that the MAC’s passenger traffic may reach 77-78 million passengers in 2014 (+8-10%)”, said in the statement of the Federal Air Transport Agency.

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The distribution of passenger traffic between the airports remained almost the same in the first half of 2014 as compared to the first six months of 2013: Vnukovo – 16.2% (+1.2%), Domodedovo – 42.5% (-0.8%) and Sheremetyevo – 41.3% (-0.4%).

The following significant changes in terms of passenger traffic of MAC airports took place in the first half of 2014: Sheremetyevo (domestic airlines) - +23,3% (1.13 million passengers) as compared to first six months of 2013; Domodedovo (domestic airlines) - +17.2% (0.97 million passengers) and Vnukovo (international airlines) - +37.4% (0,77 million passengers).

The passenger traffic of Sheremetyevo airport (international airlines) slightly decreased in the first half of 2014 - -0.11% (about 9 thousand passengers). In the first half of 2014 the passenger traffic of MAC airports on domestic airlines increased by 17.4% (2.3 million passengers), on international airlines – by 4.2% (0,8 million passengers; at that 0,77 million of them (96%) were serviced by Vnukovo airport), the Federal Air Transport Agency noted. 

The number of takeoff and landing operations (TLO) performed at MAC airports was 334 thousand in the first half of 2014 (313.6 thousand – in the first half of 2013). The rate of growth of TLOs is comparable to the results of 2013: 6.5% - in the first half of 2014 and 6.1% - in 2013.

Taking into account the growth rates for TLOs in the first half of 2014 as well as 2012-2013 period, the estimated value for 2014 may reach 680-690 thousand ones (+2-3%). The distribution of TLOs between the airports remained almost the same in the first six months of 2014 as compared to the first half of 2013: Vnukovo – 2.9% (-0.1%), Domodedovo – 39.1% (+0.1%), Sheremetyevo – 37% (0)..

The agency reminds that in 2013 the passenger traffic of MAC airports was 71.2 million passengers (+11.1% or +7.1 million passengers as compared to 2012). In 2013 671 thousand TLOs have been performed by MAC airports (+2.7% or 17.5 thousand TLOs as compared to 2012).

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