In 2012, the international airport Koltsovo (part of the holding "Airports of the Regions") served 3783069 passengers, which is 12.7% more passenger traffic in 2011 The highest growth (+23.4%) was recorded on international flights — foreign trips made 1,849,053 passengers on domestic flights were handled 1,934,016 people. (+3.5%). A total of 2012 in Koltsovo produced 21,728 takeoff and landing operations, a 7.9% increase over the previous year. Growth was recorded in the freight transport: the volume of processed cargo and mail increased by 3.9% to 25 865.83 tonnes
Among the new areas in 2012 marked Aqaba, Tiruvananthapuram, Lankaran, Harbin, Grozny, Budapest, Kulyab, Venice, Soviet, Ulan-Ude, Cherepovets. Just in the main Urals aviation node in the last year were 114 destinations. The most popular tourist destinations of the year were Asian and African countries: Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Egypt. In addition, tour operators and airlines in 2012, offers travelers an extensive charter program from Koltsovo, including exotic new direction — to Jordan (Aqaba) and India (Thiruvananthapuram).
The most popular domestic flights is still Moscow, about one-third of all passenger traffic is directed to the airports of the Moscow aviation hub. In addition, in 2012 the continued implementation of the program of development of regional air service Koltsovo running on a 30-chair comfortable Embraer-120 aircraft on regional routes up to 1,000 km (Kazan, Ufa, Samara, Perm, Magnitogorsk and Orenburg). As part of this project for the year carried more than 60,000 passengers.
"Airports in the region" — the largest airport holding Russia, a strategic investor who is a group of companies "Renova". To date, the holding includes JSC "Airport Koltsovo" (Ekaterinburg), JSC "International Airport Kurumoch" (Samara) and JSC "Nizhny Novgorod International Airport," the cumulative passenger traffic as a result of which in 2011 amounted to more than 5.5 million people. As part of a public-private partnership management company "Airports of the Regions" program implements integrated development of major Russian aviation center: Creates a new, modern high-tech infrastructure — passenger and cargo terminals, priaeroportovye hotels, industrial and transportation facilities; actively developing aviation links between regions of the country and abroad, reviving lost in the post-Soviet years, intra-flight routes, introducing common corporate governance standards and optimizes production processes — creates all the conditions for the successful development of business aviation and air transport in Russia.
Koltsovo International Airport — one of the leading Russian airports. By implementing a large-scale project of reconstruction of the airport, a strategic investor who is a group of companies "Renova" Koltsovo is powerful and the most convenient regional transportation and logistics hub of the main flow of passenger and freight traffic in the country. Koltsovo cooperates with more than 40 Russian and foreign airlines that directly connect Ekaterinburg with more than 100 cities in Europe, Asia and North Africa.