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MOSCOW, November 16 (Itar-Tass) —— The Russian air traffic market is stably on the rise for the last ten years, it was stated at the 7th international conference “Marketing of air transportation services”, which opened here on Wednesday.
“As for all passengers [Russians and foreigners], transported by domestic and foreign air companies, the relevant market is stably on the rise for the last ten years except for 2009,” vice-president of the Transport Clearing Chamber Marina Bukalova said. The growth rate of the Russian air traffic market “is usually higher than that of the world air traffic industry,” she pointed out. The average growth amounted to seven percent. The highest growth rate (25%) was posted in 2010.
As for the absolute figures, the passenger air traffic “went up from 25 million passengers to 80 million passengers” for the last ten years, Bukalova pointed out. The share of Russian air companies in the total air passenger traffic almost did not change “to make 35-36%” for the last ten years.
“A stable downward tendency was reported on domestic airlines in the air passenger traffic,” she said. This figure “made 52% in 2000 and went down 42% in 2011,” she remarked. “We have lost ten percent, though we were seeking to develop domestic air traffic,” she remarked.
The international conference also made public the figures on the US air traffic market. Contrary to the Russian market the US domestic air traffic market “accounts for 80% of world air traffic.”