TRAFFIC PASSING through Russian airports has decreased for the fifth year in succession, according to the Airports Council International.

The 1995 total was down by 5.6% at just under 31 million passengers. At its peak in 1990, a record 90.7 million passengers were carried. The decline is principally because of a dramatic slump in domestic traffic since the end of Aeroflot's state-supported monopoly. International traffic has risen sharply, doubling since 1990, and it is expected to rise again by 2000.

Source: Flight International