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In October 2010, passenger traffic through Kurumoch Airport increased by more than 18 per cent compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.

Kurumoch International Airportcontinues to demonstrate growth in all areas of its operations. The figures forOctober alone showed a notable increase in passenger traffic compared to thesame month in 2009.

A total of140,868 passengers were handled by the Airport in October 2010, which is anincrease of 18.5% over the same period last year. The number of domestic travellersgoing through Kurumoch rose by 7.4%, while international passenger trafficvolumes (both scheduled and non-scheduled) lifted 4.5% last month compared toOctober 2009. The most popular destinations among passengers flying fromKurumoch this October were Moscow (up 6.5%), Saint Petersburg (here the passenger volume remained atlast year’s level), Surgut (up 46.8%), Nizhny Novgorod (up 6.7%).

The largestnumber of scheduled international passengers handled by the Airport in October2010 was recorded on flights to and from Prague(3,698 travellers, up 27.6% over the same period 2009), Tel-Aviv (up 70.2%), Tashkent (up 48.6%), and Dushanbe (up 71.9%). Antalya, Hurghada, and Sharm el-Sheikhremained the most popular beach holiday destinations last month.

From Januarythrough November 14, the total number of passengers passed through Kurumochamounted to 1,391,754, the figure exceeding that for the same period last year.

Withthis continuing positive trend, passenger traffic volume through Kurumoch Airport is expected to cross themilestone of 1.5 million this year in the beginning of December.

Together with the passenger traffic through Samara, other figures havealso increased recently. Here is a detailed background: in October 2010 theAirport recorded 1,724 aircraft movements, representing a 8.3% increase over thesame period last year. In terms of maximum take-off weight (MTOW), it totaled114,094 tons, which is an increase of 12.9% over the level recorded in thecomparable prior year period. Cargo activities (including transit) alsoachieved positive results with a 58.3% increase, with cargo and mail amountingto 439.3 tons this October. 

Such carriers as "UTair", "S7 Airlines", "Nordavia", "Avianova", "Orenair", "Aeroflot - Russian Airlines" showed the most notable increase in the figures of October 2010. Kurumoch International Airport together with air carriers are constantly striving to widen their route network as well as to increase the frequency of flights on the existing destinations.


29 October 2010 Kurumoch Airport announces the start of the 2010-2011 winter season. 14 December 2010 Kurumoch Airport surpasses 1.5 million passenger mark for 2010.
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