The increase in passenger traffic by 2016 15% forecast in the airline “Aurora” (subsidiary of “Aeroflot”), has informed on Friday to journalists the first Deputy of the General Director of airline Andrey Kolesnik, reports RIA Novosti.
“We have every year is the increase in passenger traffic, while transport in Russia in the current year fell by 6%. To sum up earlier, because now autumn, the adjustments for passenger traffic, but for the year we expect growth of 15%,” — said Kolesnik. Friday on the flight Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Vladivostok, the company welcomed its millionth passenger of 2016. Last year a “millionaire” was awarded two months later. Kolesnik also said that the airline until the end of the year to acquire two Bombardier Dash-8-400 for transport for the Far East.
“These aircraft have already prepared for import in the Russian Federation. We are unable to deliver due to the fact that the Customs Union has not yet made a final decision to release the aircraft from customs duties. They are quite large, and not economically feasible to bring the planes and pay the dues when we know that a maximum of one month will be made the decision. So we are waiting,” — said the Director of the company.
After the replenishment of the fleet “Aurora” is planning to open flight from Khabarovsk to Yakutsk. “In Yakutsk planned to fly from Khabarovsk to Yakutsk, hope will fly this winter”, — said Kolesnik. With plans to open flights from Khabarovsk to Kuril island of Iturup in the company yet. “We have to increase the fleet to court to have in reserve. We know what the Kuril Islands, airports often do not take weather conditions, after a failure is difficult to restore the momentum of flights”, — said the Director.
United far Eastern airline “Aurora” is a subsidiary of “Aeroflot”. In 2015, the “Aurora” moved 1 million 125 thousand passengers flow last year grew by 7%.