Russia’s largest airline Aeroflot has revealed that it increased the number of passengers it carried in January compared to the same month in 2008.
The carrier enjoyed an increase of 0.3 percent, which translated into 2,100 extra passengers.
A total of 635,900 passengers were carried over the course of the month, with passenger turnover growing on both domestic and international flights, by 9.6 percent and 0.1 percent respectively.
Commenting on the passenger figures, an Aeroflot statement said: "The positive dynamics shown by Aeroflot is even more distinct against the overall drop in Russian domestic air traffic in the period of winter 2008-2009."
The airline also revealed that it had achieved "positive results" in terms of its air traffic and services revenue.
Figures from Transport clearing house showed that the number of passengers travelling on Russian airlines declined by 20 percent in January.