Aircraft carriers such as the Admiral Kuznetsov are primarily military vessels and not used for commercial passenger transportation. Therefore, there is no information available regarding the total number of passengers carried by the Admiral Kuznetsov or any other aircraft carrier annually.
Regarding the total aviation industry in Russia, it encompasses various sectors such as commercial airlines, aircraft manufacturing, air transportation services, and airport operations.
In 2019, the Russian aviation industry generated an estimated total revenue of around 1.6 trillion Russian rubles (approximately 21 billion U.S. dollars). This figure includes both domestic and international air transportation activities and the associated services.
As for the number of approximate flights each year in Russia, according to data from the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya), there were around 1.5 million flights operated by Russian airlines in 2019. This figure includes both passenger and cargo flights, domestic and international routes, and scheduled as well as chartered services.
Please note that the specific information you requested regarding the passengers carried by aircraft carriers and the current status of the aviation industry in Russia might have changed since my last update in September 2021.
For the most up-to-date information, I recommend referring to recent sources or official reports related to Russian military and aviation sectors.
Russia’s Aircraft Carriers
The Admiral Kuznetsov is Russia’s only aircraft carrier currently in service. It is a Kuznetsov-class carrier commissioned in 1995.
The Admiral Kuznetsov is relatively small compared to other aircraft carriers globally and is primarily used for power projection, naval aviation training, and limited combat operations.
However, it has faced maintenance issues and is considered outdated, requiring extensive repairs and modernization.
Shtorm-class (under construction)
Russia has plans to build two new aircraft carriers, known as the Shtorm-class carriers. These carriers are expected to be significantly larger and more capable than the Admiral Kuznetsov.
However, the construction of these carriers has faced delays due to financial constraints, technical challenges, and other factors. As of now, there is no definitive timeline for the completion and commissioning of the Shtorm-class carriers.
Russia’s aircraft carrier capabilities have been limited to the Admiral Kuznetsov, which has faced operational challenges and is in need of refurbishment.
The construction of the new Shtorm-class carriers aims to enhance Russia’s naval power projection and modernize its fleet. However, the progress of these new carriers has been slower than anticipated, and their completion remains uncertain.