More than 84 million passengers where flying to and from Russian airports in 2013, according to an overview published on Friday by State Civil Aviation Authority of Russia (SCAA).
Increase is seen in both domestic- and international air traffic. 45 million passengers were onboard international flights, including near eight million on flights between Russia and former Soviet Union countries. Domestic flights carried 39 million passengers, up 10 percent compared with 2012.
The Russian Government is actively supporting development of regional aviation with subsidizes and airport infrastructure investments.
Where does the growing passenger market come from? The 2013 statistics from RZD Russian Railways partly explains. Long-distance passenger numbers were down 5 percent to 110 million, a news release from the state own railway reads.
The five largest Russian airliners are Aeroflot, Transaero, UTair, S7 and Rossia.
August 9th, the Barents Region celebrated the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day was commemorated in several parts of the region, including Karasjok in Northern Norway and Teriberka in Northwestern Russia.
Sports in the Barents region have joined forces and established Barents Games. This weekend athletes from all over the region met in Oulu to compete in 14 differents sports during the Barents Summer Games. See our slide show from the competitions.
Norwegian business leaders and academics interviewed by Yle’s Swedish-language news service say they are disappointed in the overall level of Swedish language skills among its job applicants from Finland.