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Russian air passenger traffic down 77.5% in June amid pandemic

FILE PHOTO: A passenger enters an A321-211 aircraft of Russian Aeroflot airlines at Zurich airport

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The number of passengers flying with Russian airlines in June fell 77.5% year on year, the federal aviation authority said on Monday, with fewer people travelling amid the new coronavirus pandemic.

Russian airlines carried 2.84 million passengers, it said.

The number of passengers in the first half of the year fell by 52% to 27.8 million.

(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Jason Neely)