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MOSCOW, January 28. /TASS/. In 2014, Aeroflot Group transferred 34.7 million passengers, which is a 10.7% increase compared with 2013, Aeroflot press office reported.
In December alone the company increased its passenger traffic by 16% compared with the same period in 2013, to 2.6 million passengers.
Its international traffic fell by 1.7% to 17.1 mln passengers in 2014, in December traffic dropped by 1.9% to 1.1 mln. Domestic traffic increased by 26% to 17.6 mln passengers in 2014, in December traffic rose by 35.5% to 1.5 mln.
Aeroflot air carrier alone increased its passenger traffic by 13% to 23.6 mln passengers in 2014, and by 14.5% to 1.8 mln passengers in December. Its international traffic rose by 1.4% to 12.4 mln passengers in 2014 and by 7.3% to 980,000 passengers in December, 2014. The airliner’s domestic traffic increased by 29.4% to 11.1 mln passengers in 2014, while in December traffic rose by 23.5% to 885,600 people.
In 2014, Aeroflot Group received for service 17 Airbus A320 liners, 18 Boeing 737 liners, 2 DHC-8, 2 DHC-6 aircraft, 6 Boeing 777-300ER and 6 SSJ-100 passenger planes. Simultaneously, the company took out of service 5 Boeing 767-300ER, 6 A320 and 5 B737 aircraft, and sent back 6 TU-204, 3 A320 and 3 MD11 aircraft to the leasing companies. Several IL-96 aeroplanes were withdrawn from commercial service, and one IL-96 was sold. 5 aircraft were redistributed within the group. The net increase of the company’s aircraft totalled 22 planes.