"By the middle of the year, the Crimean air harbor served more than 2.5 million passengers for the first time in its history," the press service noted.
Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as Yekaterinburg, Kazan and Novosibirsk became the most popular flight destinations at Simferopol airport in six months. The leader in the number of passengers transported to and out of Crimea is Ural Airlines. In total, in January-June, the air harbor served more than 19 thousand arriving and departing regular passenger flights.
According to the press service, the daily passenger traffic in the first half of the year peaked on June 26, when 41,424 passengers were served. On June 19, 268 regular flights were received and dispatched, which became a new historical maximum of the daily traffic of the air hub.
"Passenger traffic at Simferopol airport this year shows a stable growth since March. In May and June, traffic reached record levels in the history of the Crimean air harbor. The route network for the first time in modern history has expanded to 63 destinations. Operating under record traffic conditions, Simferopol Airport satisfied all the airlines' requests as much as possible, providing residents of other regions of Russia with the opportunity to fly to Crimea on vacation with convenient direct flights," the airport's Director-General Evgeniy Plaksin said.