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MOSCOW, July 24. /TASS/. Airlines of Russia in January-June 2017 the turnover increased by 22.4% compared to the same period last year, to 3.63 billion ton-km Volume of freight and mail amounted to 531,74 thousand tonnes (+21.7 per cent). The percentage of commercial load increased by 3 p. St., to 68.2%, according to the Federal air transport Agency of Russia (Rosaviatsia).

A leader in the transportation of mail and cargo, and cargo turnover in January-June of 2017 is the group of companies “Volga-Dnepr”, the aggregate turnover of which amounted to 2.8 billion ton-km (+18,6%). Transportation of cargo and mail by the group in the reporting period increased by 17.4% to 298,14 thousand tons. Airline, AirBridgeCargo transported 272,84 thousand tons (+15,8%), turnover amounted to 2.7 billion ton-km (+18.5 per cent).

GK “Aeroflot” has increased transportation of cargoes by approximately 46 .6 per cent, to 122,22 thousand tonnes, cargo turnover amounted to 553,84 million ton-km (+50.8 per cent). The parent company “Aeroflot” during the reporting period, transported to 104.2 thousand tonnes (+40.4 per cent).

The total volume of cargo and mail airlines “Siberia” and “Globus” (included in the S7 group of companies Group) made up 25.76 thousand tons (growth / January – June 2016 – 16,6%), cargo turnover amounted to 64,89 million ton-km (+9.7 per cent).

The proportion of carriage of goods by group of companies “Volga-Dnepr” amounted to 56.1%, “Aeroflot” – 23%, group S7 Group and 4.8% of the total volume.

By the end of 2016, the cargo turnover of civil aviation of the Russian Federation made up 6.58 billion ton-kilometers, transportation of cargoes and mail – 0.98 mln tons.