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S7 Airlines: International passenger traffic increased by 21.2% in January – August 2016

According to S7 Airline Group, in September 2016, the passenger flow of S7 Airlines Group increased by 27.3% to 1.3 million. In January-August 2016, the passenger flow of S7 Airlines increased by 19.2% year-on-year to 6.5 million.

In particular, the passenger traffic on domestic routes increased by 29.9% to 967,075, while the number of International passengers rose by 21.2% year-on-year to 379,664. The growth of the international traffic largely happened due to the bankruptcy of Transaero and the relocation of Transaero’s routes to other airlines.

Airlines of S7 Group operate flights under the S7 Airlines brand and are members of the global airline alliance One World. S7 Airlines has the biggest domestic route network in Russia and is based in hubs in Moscow (Domodedovo) and Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo). Aart from domestic airports, S7 Airlines carries out scheduled flights to the CIS countries, Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and the Asia-Pacific countries. The company's branches and representative offices are operating in 37 cities of Russia, 13 cities of the CIS countries and 14 in other countries.

In 2015 the passenger traffic of S7 Airlines Group's companies increased by 5.6% year-on-year to 10.6 million.

Aeroflot: International passenger traffic grew by 15.9% in Q1-Q3 2016

According to Aeroflot, in the first nine months of 2016, Aeroflot Group carried 32.8 million passengers, up 9.2% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 21.7 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 10.4%..

In September 2016, Aeroflot Group carried 4.2 million passengers, up 11.6% year-on-year. Aeroflot airline carried 2.7 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 11.8%.

On domestic routes, Group passengers carried grew by 2.5%. Aeroflot airline’s passengers carried on domestic routes were up 7.9% year-on-year.

On international routes, Group passengers carried rose 26.8% year-on-year while passengers carried on Aeroflot airline international flights increased 15.9%.

Aeroflot Group, Russia’s largest airline holding, includes Aeroflot Airlines, Rossiya Airlines, Aurora (the Far Eastern unified airline) and Pobeda Airlines LLC (a low-cost carrier that commenced scheduled budget services in 2014). International traffic growth was supported by a decline in competition as several foreign carriers reduced flight frequencies to Russia, Aeroflot airline’s international transit traffic through its Sheremetyevo hub and Transaero’s exit from the market, which triggered a reallocation of domestic and international routes amongst market players.

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