Russia’s Air Traffic Control (ATC) handled a record number of flights during the first nine months of 2017, ATC said in a statement Oct. 13. From January-September, Russian and foreign carriers operated 1.2 million flights over Russian airspace, up 8.2% year-over-year (YOY), and up 3% compared to the same period in 2014 when the previous peak was reported. Airlines operated 594,628 international flights, up 13.7% YOY, including 208,609 transit flights, up 6.1% YOY. The number of ...

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