The mostnotable rate of growth in passenger traffic last September was recorded oninternational charter flights (an increase of 15.4% over the correspondingperiod in 2008). The total number of passengers handled by the Airport oninternational flights (both scheduled and charter) in September 2009 increasedby 4.5% compared to the same period of 2008 and amounted to 49,560.
Antalya,Dalaman, Hurghada, and Sharm el-Sheikh are still the most popular holidayhotspots among air travelers flying from Samara. Considerable passenger trafficgrowth on scheduled flights between Samara and Baku,the capital of Azerbaijan,was recorded last September, too. Also in great demand are new flights betweenSamara and Tel Aviv.
Despite adecline of 10.2% in domestic passenger turnover last September, the Airport sawgrowth on some routes within this country. The number of travelers on scheduledflights between Samara and Moscow increased by 21.9% in September 2009, whilepassenger traffic between Samara and Saint Petersburg was up by 4.4% ascompared with the same period last year.
The numberof passengers handled by the Airport in September 2009 totaled 133,145 (a 5.3%decline compared to the same period in 2008).
From Januaryto September 2009, Kurumoch handled 980,978 passengers. At the beginning ofOctober, the Airport has already recorded one million passengers chosen to flythrough Samara this year.
With thispositive trend in passenger figures, passenger traffic volume through Kurumoch Airport is expected to further increasein October 2009.
Such carriers as “OrenburgAirlines”, “Aeroflot–Nord”, “Donavia”, “Ural Airlines”, “Avianova”, “RedWings”, “S7 Airlines” showed the most considerable increase in the figures ofSeptember 2009. Kurumoch International Airporttogether with air carries is constantly striving to widen their route networkas well as to increase the frequency of flights on the existing destinations.