passengers by 15.4% to 74,015,000 people
Russian air passenger traffic, according to preliminary data, increased in January-December 2012 compared with the same period in the previous year by 17.3 percent to 195.665 billion passenger-kilometers. In 2011, the figure was 166.759 billion passenger-kilometers, according to the materials Rosaviation.
In 2012 Russian airlines carried 74,015,000 passengers, which is 15.4 percent higher than in 2011 / 64,121,000 passengers /.
The passenger load factor in January-December 2012 increased by 1.1 percentage points to 78.3 percent.
In December 2012 Russian air transport of passengers increased by 16.3 percent to 5.376 million, compared with December 2011.