A total of 139,962 passengers were handled bythe Airport in May 2010, which is an increase of 33.1% when compared to thesame prior year period. The number of passengers recorded on domestic andinternational flights (both scheduled and non-scheduled) rose by 20.3% and 61%,respectively.
Recent Airport’s statistics released have shown a sharp risein passenger numbers travelling between Samara and Moscow,Tel-Aviv, Prague, Yerevan,and Tashkent.
Also enhanced was the frequency of flights to the existing summer sundestinations, among which are Antalya,Monastir, Hurghada, and Sharm el-Sheikh. StartingMay 2010, Kurumoch Airport’s summer timetable has featured a number of new holiday destinations from Samara, including Spain,Italy, Greece, Bulgaria,Montenegro and Croatia.
Togetherwith the passenger traffic through Samara Airport, other figureshave also increased recently. Here is a detailed background: in May 2010 the Airportrecorded 1,640 aircraft movements, representing a 17.1% increase over the sameperiod last year. In terms of maximum take-off weight (MTOW), it totaled 110,938tons, which is an increase of 14.1% over the level recorded in the comparable prioryear period. Cargo activities (including transit) have alsoachieved positive results with a 38% increase, with cargo and mail amounting to290.9 tons this May.
Such carriers as“UTair”, “Orenair”, “S7 Airlines”, “Avianova”, “Aeroflot - Russian Airlines”showed the most considerable increase in the figures of May 2010. Kurumoch International Airporttogether with air carries are constantly striving to widen their route networkas well as to increase the frequency of flights on the existing destinations.