In 2018, FPC provided direct and transit passenger services to 22 European and Asian countries, including Germany, France, Poland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Monaco, Italy, Finland, China, Mongolia, North Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Azerbaijan.
In the reporting period, the Company saw a 4.9% decrease in passenger traffic on international routes year-on-year to 6.5 million passengers. At the same time, the direct passenger traffic between Russia and EU countries and between Russia and Central and East Asia grew by a total of 2.1%.
The increase in traffic on the above routes was driven by the Company’s balanced marketing policy, efficient passenger service, and a stronger customer focus. This was also supported by a more extensive cooperation with other national operators within international industry associations (OSJDOSJD – International Organisation for Cooperation of Railways., UICUIC – International Union of Railways., CRTCRT – the Council for Rail Transport of the Commonwealth Member States. and CITCIT – International Rail Transport Committee.).
In 2018, FPC’s international activities followed corporate development plans and focused on strengthening its leading position in passenger service and improving its cost efficiency.