The transfer and transit passenger traffic in the Ekaterinburg Airport was mainly generated on account of the program for domestic carriage of passengers from eastern regions of Russia to Moscow and St. Petersburg and southern regions (Krasnodar Region and Crimea) and travels from China to the European capitals (Prague, Paris and Rome). The maximum growth (62%) was registered for domestic regional traffic from Eastern Russia to its southern and central regions.
Ural Airlines, the base airline of the Koltsovo Airport, took the lead in carriage of transfer and transit passengers. UTair and Pobeda are in the top three together with it. These three carriers account for more than 90% of passengers that used the Ekaterinburg air harbor as a connecting hub.
The top three most popular transfer and transit routes in 2018 comprised Blagoveshchensk - Ekaterinburg - Moscow, Beijing - Ekaterinburg - Prague, and Beijing - Ekaterinburg - St. Petersburg.