On Sunday, Russian airlines transported 7,425 passengers to the Crimean Peninsula and 2,894 backwards. Passenger throughput in the first day of summer climbed to almost 7,500 persons.
In May, Russian air carriers transported more than 158,000 passengers between mainland Russia and Crimea - four times more than in the same period last year.
“Almost 87,000 passengers came to Simferopol and more than 71,000 flew back,” a Rosaviatsiya spokesman said.
Rosaviatsiya statistics shows that Russian airlines transported nearly 258,800 passengers to the Crimean Peninsula and back since Crimea's reunification with Russia in mid-March.
Over entire last year, nearly 600,000 passengers were transported by Russian airlines to and from Crimea.