The highest number of passengers came from the route between Paveletsky Rail Terminal and Moscow Domodedovo Airport, exceeding six million people. It is 22.6% higher compared to the previous year. 1,740,000 passengers have been carried by Aeroexpress trains from and to Vnukovo International Airport. That is 2.0% higher than last year. 4,610,000 passengers have travelled on Aeroexpress trains between Belorussky Rail Terminal and Sheremetyevo International Airport, exceeding last year’s result by 30.2%. 1,680,000 passengers travelled on the suburban route betweeen Savyolovsky Rail Terminal and the town of Lobnya, representing a 27.8% increase on last year.
“These results have been made possible because of the trust passengers have in our company. And we try not to fail in their trust”, said Alexey Krivoruchko, CEO of Aeroexpress. “During 2011, large-scale work was carried out to provide passengers with comfortable travel conditions.” As an example of this, chairs were replaced on Aeroexpress and REX Regional Express trains operating between Savyolovsky Rail Terminal and Lobnya in order to increase the number of seats. New Czech Borcad passenger armchairs installed in carriages according to the 3+2 seating arrangement scheme, instead of the previous 2+2, allowed increasing the number of seats by 30%. A 20% increase in the number of seats on Aeroexpress trains was made possible due to the conversion of baggage carriages into passenger ones. The number of carriages on the trains running to and from the airports was increased to the maximum of 10–11 carriages instead of 8–10 railway vehicles as previously.
By the beginning of the summer season, air conditioning will be installed on all Aeroexpress trains. The main event of 2012 will be Aeroexpress’ expansion into the regional market. The first quarter of 2012 will see the launch of services in Sochi. Residents and visitors to the future Olympic centre will soon have the opportunity to enjoy all the advantages of railway services between the city centre and the airport.