MOSCOW, January 20. /ITAR-TASS/. More than 20 million passengers used Aeroexpress rail links connecting Russian cities with local airports last year, a report from the company said on Monday.
Travelers on the services in Moscow, the Black Sea resort of Sochi, the far eastern city of Vladivostok and on the Moscow-Lobnya line connecting the city outside Moscow grew 15.5 percent year-on-year.
Some 16.8 million passengers using Moscow hub airports Vnukovo, Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo boarded Aeroexpress trains last year, a 13.2% year-on-year growth.
Aeroexpress open joint stock company is the sole operator in Russia of city rail links to the airports of Moscow, Vladivostok, Sochi and the Tatarstan republic’s capital, Kazan. Revenue for 2012 was 4.4 billion rubles, with net profit at 441.6 million rubles.
A 50% stake in the company belongs to JSC Russian Railways, another 25% belongs to Delta-Trans-Invest, 17.5% is owned by ethnic Uzbek businessman Iskander Mahmudov and 7.5% by billionaire Andrei Bokaryov.