During the year of the war in Ukraine, the volume of air cargo transportation in Russia rolled back 20 years
In Russia, the indicators of cargo transportation volumes have reached the level of 2001.
Against the backdrop of a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine and massive anti-Russian sanctions, the aggressor registers a drop in the total volume of air cargo transportation, including postal.
As follows from the data of the Federal Air Transport Agency published in the Unified Interdepartmental Information and Statistical System of the aggressor (EMISS), due to restrictions on access to international markets, the volume of cargo transportation by the aggressor airlines for 2022 decreased to 599.05 thousand tons, which is 59.42% less indicators for 2021,
Thus, the figures reached the level of 2001, when airlines transported 614,000 tons of cargo.
International transportation accounted for 77% of the cargo traffic of Russian airlines. However, after the closure of international markets and the risk of aircraft arrests abroad, Russia’s largest cargo airlines AirBridgeCargo, SkyGates and Atran have not yet resumed flights.
War in Ukraine and Russian aviation
On March 2, 2022, Boeing and Airbus stopped operations in Russia due to the invasion of Ukraine.
In March 2022, Europe suspended the aircraft airworthiness certificates of all Russian airlines.
In November 2022, 50 Aeroflot aircraft were idle. Half of them were dismantled for parts.
In March 2023, it was reported that in Russia, one was being assembled from several falling apart aircraft.