According to estimates for April, the number of airline passengers in Russia amounted to about 5 million people. This is 30% less than a year earlier. Only the national carrier Aeroflot lost 1 out of three passengers, Kommersant assures. The publication's experts predict that by autumn the situation in the aviation industry will be even more difficult.
At the same time, we are talking about a decrease of 30% by April 2021, to 5 million 300 thousand people. In March, the average annual decline in passenger traffic also started from 20% to 200 thousand people. At the same time, the total passenger traffic in the first four months of this year increased by 2.6%. Up to 24 million 800 thousand passengers.
S7 Airlines continues to be the leader in terms of the number of passengers for the second month in a row. For three months, the airline carried 974.6 thousand passengers, which is 23% less than in the same period last year. Aeroflot moved up to second place, serving about 897,000 passengers. At the same time, in April the number of Aeroflot passengers decreased by 35% compared to last year, and in March the airline carried 837,000 passengers, which is 32% less. Subsidiary of Aeroflot, low-cost carrier Pobeda, reduced the volume by 7% to 910 thousand passengers, and in April the number of passengers decreased by 26% to 745 thousand 300 passengers.
Further in the April rating, at the fourth the location is the Rossiya airline, also affiliated with Aeroflot. Experts remind you that this carrier continues to replenish its fleet with domestic Sukhoy SSJ 100 aircraft. The number of passengers in April also decreased by 16%, to 535,300 people. UTair, which took fifth place, carried 358,300 passengers, and in April – 366,700 passengers.
So far, airlines are optimizing their fleet, which allows them to achieve high occupancy rates, experts add. It rose to 82%. But with the end of the high season and the beginning of autumn, these numbers will inevitably fall, experts warn.
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