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Mineralnye Vody registers 150% growth between 2011 and 2019

In 2019, Mineralnye Vody Airport handled just over 2.5 million passengers. Just eight years earlier the airport was handling just under one million passengers, but reported double-digit growth in six of the next eight years. Thanks to domestic tourism, the airport saw traffic fall by a relatively modest 29% last year to 1.8 million passengers.

Located in southern Russia, the airport lies roughly halfway between Sochi/Adler on the Black Sea and Makhachkala on the Caspian Sea. Mineralnye Vody literally means mineral water and the town owes its name to the fact that it is the gateway to mineral waters in the nearby Greater Caucasus Mountains, which contains Mount Elbrus.

In 2019, passenger numbers varied between 156k in February and 269k in August. According to Cirium Data and Analytics figures, the leading airlines at the airport that year were Aeroflot (28% of seats), Utair (15%), Pobeda (14%) and S7 Airlines (9%). The busiest routes were to the three main Moscow airports followed by St. Petersburg. These four routes accounted for almost 75% of all seat capacity at Mineralnye Vody in 2019.

The leading international routes were to Istanbul SAW and Antalya in Turkey, followed by Baku in nearby Azerbaijan. Other notable services were to Dubai, Tashkent and Yerevan. The only route to an EU member state was to Thessaloniki in Greece, operated by Ellinair in summer.

Airport Minerlnye Traffic 2010 - 2020

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