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In 2013 Chisinau International Airport carried a record number of passengers


The retrospective analysis of Chisinau International Airport activity during 2013 year shows positive results and business performance.


Chisinau Airport passenger traffic volumes totaled 1 321 362 based on results of year 2013, which is 8,26% more compared to the previous year. Based on results of December 2013, the passenger traffic volumes totaled 102 512 which is 26,90% more compared to the same month of the previous year. These data indicate a record growth of passenger traffic registered up to this point.

In the year 2013, total aircraft movements were 17 555, an increase of 8,91% over the 2012 year.

Mail traffic in 2013 amounted to 642,39 tons, cargo traffic at the end of 2013 amounted to 2177,07 tons, with 7,62% more than previous year.

The maximum number of flights was operated on September 3th (73 flights). Peak passenger flow was also recorded on September 3th (6567 persons).

The most popular destinations are Moscow – 28%, Istanbul – 12%, Antalya – 9%, Verona – 6%, Munich – 6%, Vienna – 5%, Rome – 4% and Milan – 4%.


If we make an analysis of each airline, we notice that in 2013 Air Moldova carried (40%) of the passengers, S7 Airlines (15%), Turkish Airlines (9%), Meridiana (8%), Lufthansa (6%), Carpatair (6%) and Austrian Airlines (5%). As a result of airline attractive policy of Chisinau International Airport, succesfully was attracted new carriers such as Wizz Air and flydubai, and to contribute for launching of new routes of such companies like Carpatair and Meridiana Fly.


The most popular destinations are: Moscow – 32,28%, Istanbul – 12,65%, Verona – 5,23%, Bucharest – 4,84%, Vienna – 4,80% and Milan (MXP) – 4,33%.


Based on December results, the highest growth rate of passenger traffic volumes was recorded on the following destinations: Milan (+51,59), Moscow (+34,09%), Rome (+32,54%), Frankfurt (21,69) and Vienna (+20,21%).


Chisinau Intl Airport is the main gateway of the Republic of Moldova and for the sixth year consecutively is designated as "Airport with the most dynamic development among the CIS countries. There 19 airlines that are offering 29 different destinations for the passengers all over the world. 4 national and 15 foreign airlines are operating in Chisinau Intl Airport. In 2013 Chisinau International Airport carried 1321362 passengers, which is a record number in Airport’s history.

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