Russian Airline Passenger Numbers Rise 27.1%, Led by Aeroflot

Russian airlines led by state-run OAO Aeroflot carried 27.1 percent more passengers in January to October than in the same period last year, the Federal Air- Transportation Agency said on its website today.

Passenger numbers rose to 48.7 million in the period from 38.3 million. Aeroflot’s numbers rose 30.5 percent to 9.5 million, followed by OAO Transaero at 5.6 million, a gain of 32.2 percent on the year.

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