During the January-November period of 2012 Samara Airport handled 1 750 066 passengers recording the 8.6% growth compared to the year-ago period. The number of passengers who travelled on regular and charter flights from Samara considerably climbed. Kurumoch airport saw 1 034 419 checked-in domestic passengers (+4.6%) and 715 654 international travelers (+15%).
Most of the tourists in the last 11 months flew to such Russian cities as Moscow, St. Petersburg and Surgut while those who travelled abroad preferred Dubai, Prague, Frankfurt as well as such leisure destinations as Antalya, Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh.
The expected passenger flow of Samara Airport by the end of the year will closely approach the 2 million mark.
Together with the passenger traffic through Kurumoch, other figures of that period have also increased recently. Mail and cargo traffic (together with transit) was up by 11% year-on-year and amounted to 4 311.2 tones. During the last 11 months the airlines performed 19 494 aircraft movements demonstrating the 5.2% rise when compared with the corresponding period in 2011. The MTOW result recorded at Kurumoch International Airport amounted to 1 255 617 tones that is about 3.5% higher than in the last year.
Such carriers as UTair”, ”Aeroflot - Russian Airlines”, “S7 Airlines”,“Orenair”, “Ural Airlines” experienced the most sizeable growth in the figures of January-November period 2012.