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Kurumoch International airport announced itsglobal traffic results for11months oftheyear 2012. Thenumber ofwelcomed passengers isapproaching the2million mark.

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During theJanuary-November period of2012 Samara Airport handled 1750066 passengers recording the8.6% growth compared totheyear-ago period. The number ofpassengers whotravelled onregular andcharter flights from Samara considerably climbed. Kurumoch airport saw1034419 checked-in domestic passengers (+4.6%) and715654 international travelers (+15%).

Most of the tourists in the last 11 months flew to such Russian cities as Moscow, St. Petersburg and Surgut while those who travelled abroad preferred Dubai, Prague, Frankfurt as well as such leisure destinations as Antalya, Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh.

The expected passenger flow of Samara Airport by the end of the year will closely approach the 2 million mark.

Together with thepassenger traffic through Kurumoch, other figures ofthat period have also increased recently. Mail and cargo traffic (together with transit) was up by 11% year-on-year and amounted to 4311.2 tones. During the last 11 months the airlines performed 19494 aircraft movements demonstrating the 5.2% rise when compared with the corresponding period in 2011. The MTOW result recorded at Kurumoch International Airport amounted to 1255617 tones that is about 3.5% higher than in the last year.

Such carriers as UTair, Aeroflot -Russian Airlines, S7Airlines,Orenair, Ural Airlines experienced the most sizeable growth in the figures of January-November period 2012.

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