+37% or 2 600 passengers: Kazan international airport performance in 2017
Kazan international airport announces operating performance by the results of 2017
In 2017, Kazan international airport handled 2 623 423 passengers, that is 37, 1% more than in 2016 (by way of contrast, 1 912 000 passengers were handled in 2016). 15 631 missions were carried out. Having said that, the passenger flow on international flights increased by two times. The first time in the history, such a high performance was achieved in air traffic volume during one year.
Kazan airport route network comprised 72 destinations, among them 37 – international.
Among intra-Russian traditionally can be pointed out such destinations as Saint Petersburg +43,2%, Gelendzhik +87%, Ufa +121,5%, Nizhnevartovsk +25,4%, Mineralny Vody +8,1%.
The largest number of passengers among domestic flights was carried on the route Moscow – Kazan – Moscow – 1 264 268 passengers, that is 27, 6% more than in the same period last year.
Among international destinations the largest number of 377 547 passengers was handled on Antalya destination. The passenger flow on the route Kazan – Dubai went up three times and increase is +196,2%.
The other most popular international destinations include Frankfurt am Main + 85.2%, Prague + 74.2%, Bangkok + 45%, Helsinki + 31.3%, Phuket + 25%, Cam Ranh +20.3 %, Barcelona + 15%, Goa + 14.5%, as well as Dalaman, Larnaca and Istanbul.
In 2017, new destinations were opened at Kazan International Airport: Noyabrsk, Salekhard, Naryan-Mar, Novy Urengoy, Kaliningrad, Riga and Pardubice. The flight connection with the Turkish resort of Bodrum was resumed. A one-time flight from Beijing was operated for tourists from China. The frequency of departures on the route Kazan – Moscow has increased.
In 2018, it is planned to launch flights to Minsk, Tbilisi, Batumi, Yerevan, and other areas.
Photo by: Radik Gabdrakhmanov