17, January, 2012
Take-off on the New Year’s Eve.
The international airport Yemelyanovo sums up the results of December and of the year 2011 on the whole. According to operational data, more than 131,000 passengers used the airport services in December, a 35% increase over the same period of the last year.
More than 91,000 passengers have been served on domestic flights, which makes 130% versus December 2010. The most significant growth of the passenger traffic was registered on the following destinations: Novosibirsk (+114% - due to the introduction of flights by the «NordStar» and "Siberia" airlines), St. Petersburg (+66% - due to the increase in the number of flights by the "Russia" airline and the introduction of flights by the «NordStar» airline).
In total more than 40,000 passengers have been served on international flights, which is 48% more than in the last year. New Year tours abroad are traditionally in high demand among the residents of Krasnoyarsk. Thailand remained the most popular destination among the tourist routes in December: a total of 14,000 passengers have been carried to Bangkok and to Phuket, which is 45% more than in the last year. Under the influence of political instability in Egypt, the volume of traffic in this area has decreased almost by half as compared to December 2010; in this case, the redistribution of passenger traffic flow took place due to the introduction of new proposals by tour operators. The novelties of this season are direct charter flights to Bali and Vietnam which are gaining popularity among the residents of Krasnoyarsk.
The number of sorties in December totaled 1,136, up 32% over the same period of the last year.<