Vladivostok Airport expands a destinations network
On April 28 a direct regular international flight was opened in Vladivostok airport. S7 Airlines commenced flights to Osaka, Japan.
The maiden flight departed from Vladivostok airport on April 28 at 13:30 local time.
A new flight to Osaka is a long-awaited event for our airport. In general, the flights from Vladivostok to Japan have received unprecedented development this year. The frequency of regular flights to Tokyo has been increased more than twofold, up to daily flights. And now the flights to Japanese capital will be added by another regular destination – Osaka, - Alexander Bobrov, Head of Commercial Department of JSC “VIA” noted, - the passenger flow of Vladivostok airport in Japanese destination grew by 22% in Q1 2017. During summer period we expect even stronger growth thanks to both increase of tourist flow from Japan and increased interest in travelling to Japan by the population of the region.
The flights en-route Vladivostok - Osaka will be operated by a A-320 aircraft on a weekly basis on Wednesday and Friday. The craft has spacious passenger compartments for economic and business classes and it is designed for conveyance of 158 passengers.
It should be noted that Vladivostok airport is actively working on expansion of the destinations network. Launching of a new flight to Japan from the capital of Primorye is another step forward implementation of JSC “VIA” strategy for development of the international aviation between the Russian Far East and APR countries.
For information: Osaka is the main city of the same name prefecture in a southern part of Honshu island. Being the second leading after Tokyo and the third leading in terms of population, Osaka is a popular travel destination. So far, 2.5 million people are residing in the city. Osaka is a historical commercial capital of Japan and one of the main industrial centers and largest ports of the country.
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According to the results of 2016 Vladivostok International Airport (JSC “VIA”) has become an absolute leader among the airports of the Far East and Eastern Siberia both in terms of international passenger flow and overall direct passenger flow. In 2016 the airport provided services to 1.85 mln passengers. Its route network includes around 40 routes operated by leading Russian and foreign airlines. The airport is qualified for receiving all aircraft types and holds an ICAO Category II status. The level of comfort in its new terminal with capacity of 3.5 mln passengers corresponds to IATA Standard “C”.