Posted on 10/09/2016 by AviaSeller Tem
The passenger traffic of the air Harbor Polar capital over the three summer months has exceeded 230 thousand people. The main increase was due to the domestic traffic to the resorts of the Crimea and the black sea coast of the Caucasus. It is reported by “Bi-port” with reference to a personal source.
“The most significantly increased passenger numbers on flights to Anapa, the increase amounted to 65%. Also, 20% increase in the number of passengers to Simferopol,” the Agency explained, General Director of JSC “Airport Murmansk” Andrey Osipov.
At the airport note that despite a 5% increase in the number of passengers in the Sochi direction, the figure could be higher. “This summer the number of flights to Sochi remained at the same level as last year, in fact, it only increased by several additional flights and better utilization of the aircraft, which at the Sochi direction was almost one hundred percent”, says Andrey Osipov. According to General Director of the airport, it would be appropriate to introduce another frequency, which would allow them to travel to Sochi more economically. “For the upcoming season (next summer, approx. “Bi-port”), we are in talks with other carriers to provide them the opportunity to choose not only the direction but also the airlines,” said Osipov.
Enterprise Manager also noted that this summer, the schedule was not open last season of direct flights to Nizhny Novgorod, Kaliningrad and Krasnodar, who among them enjoyed a fairly high popularity.
Overall last summer, most of the airlines involved in the transport in the Murmansk area, showed growth of passenger traffic. For example, “Nordavia” handled 15% more passengers, a growth of over 10% was observed and the airline “Ural airlines” and the airline “Yamal” has transported passengers almost 1.5 times more than last year.
The growing popularity of domestic resorts was also noted ticketing aggregators for the first time in four years, the demand for flights within Russia grew by a record 40%. Also according to the alternative mobile operator Tele2, more than half of the subscribers inhabitants of the Murmansk region used the intranet roaming service, which indicates that the summer vacation in Russia.