Air traffic

Rosaviatsia hides air traffic statistics

Rosaviatsia has temporarily suspended the publication of passenger traffic data from Russian airlines and airports.

“The publication of statistics has been temporarily suspended,” said a representative of Rosaviatsia.

The last time Rosaviatsia released passenger traffic data was in March, releasing data for February. After that, the agency did not provide new data.

Aeroflot, which traditionally accounts for around 40% of the Russian air transport market (including foreign passenger traffic in Russia), said it carried 2.2 million people in March, down 20% from a year earlier. .

As reported, after the invasion of Russian troops in Ukraine as a result of sanctions imposed by Western countries, most countries have ceased air communications with Russia.

In addition, Russia has refused to return aircraft that Russian airlines used on lease to owners. Russian authorities have also passed special legislation, fearing that Russian airlines may not be able to fly without world-class planes. At the same time, 78 aircraft of Russian carriers were stopped abroad.

For the 13th time, Rosaviatsia extends the ban on flights to 11 airports in the center and south of the Russian Federation, this time until May 19.

Flights to Anapa, Belgorod, Bryansk, Voronezh, Gelendzhik, Krasnodar, Kursk, Lipetsk, Rostov-on-Don, Simferopol and Elista airports are temporarily restricted.