+20% or 3 million 141 thousand passengers: the results of activity of Kazan international airport in 2018
Kazan international airport publishes its operational rates of activity according to the results 2018.
For the first time in history of the Republic of Tatarstan such a high rate of aviation operations has been reached during one year period.
In 2018 Kazan international airport served 3 141 776 passengers, which is 19,8% more than in 2017 ( to compare, 2 million 620 thousand passengers were carried in 2017). 18 042 flights were performed that is 15,4% more of 2017.
Except for flights from Bogota, Doha, Paris, London, Berlin, Copenhagen, Leon, Vienna, Krakow, Zurich, Warsaw, Innsbruck, Brussels, Cologne and other cities of the world, served during FIFA 2018, route map of Kazan airport involved 81 destinations, 48 of which were international.
Increase of passenger flow on domestic flights was 17,9%, 2 012 120 passengers were carried. On international flights 1 129 656 passengers were served in 2018, increase was 23,1%.
Among domestic destinations the following flights can be traditionally distinguished: Anapa +261%, Kaliningrad +164,3%, Yekaterinburg +103,3%, Sochi +37,2%, Saint Petersburg +25,3%. Passenger flow on the route Kazan-Mineralnye Vody was more than 7 times increased.
1 391 928 passengers were carried on the route Moscow-Kazan-Moscow that is 10,1% more of the same period last year, and this number made up the biggest amount of passengers among domestic flights.
Among international destinations the biggest number of passengers were served to/from Antalya – 454 509 passengers, +20,3%. Popularity of other Turkish resorts increased significantly – amount of flights to Bodrum increased 87,9%, to Dalaman 31,9%. Average passenger flow of the newly opened in 2018 flight to Turkish Alanya was 94%.
To the number of other international destinations, which showed positive dynamics in 2018, refer such flights as Dubai +34,7, Istanbul +24,4%, Djerba +21,8%, Thessaloniki +15,5%, Phuket +10,2%, Frankfurt am Main +5,9% and other cities.
The following new fights opened at Kazan international airport in 2018: Alanya, Tbilisi, Batumi, Teheran, Bologna, Uvda (Israel), Minsk, Osh, Haikou and domestic flights to Makhachkala, Yaroslavl, Usinsk, Novosibirsk, Belgorod. Performed till 2016 flight to Sharjah has been restarted.
Today work on opening flights to Munich, Paris, Girona and long-awaited Tel-Aviv is being developed. Flights to Krasnoyarsk, Salekhard have already been launched in January this year. During New Year holidays flights to Yerevan were opened. In the nearest future opening of flights to Astrakhan is being planned.
Photo by Radik Gabdrakhmanov