Vladivostok Airport expands geography of flights
On March 03, 2017 Vladivostok airport schedule was joined by a new flight. NordStar Air Company opened air communication between the capital of Primorye and Hainan Island.
The maiden flight Y7 9519 departed from the airport en-route Vladivostok - Sanya with 147 passengers onboard. The flight is scheduled once a week, on Friday. It will be operated by conformable Boeing-737-800 aircrafts. Traveling time is 6 hour.
- Hainan Island is very popular among the tourists thanks to developed tourist infrastructure. The flight Vladivostok – Sanya will let the citizens of Primorye and the Far East to expand geography of flights to the Southeast Asia, - Alexander Bobrov, Head of Commercial Department of JSC “VIA” noted.
Expansion of destinations network into the largest tourist and business centers of China is a crucial step forward the development of Primorye air harbour. Flight opening was preceded by a considerable work in cooperation with Sanya airport, tourism authorities of the Primorsky region and Hainan Island as well as Russian and Chinese air carriers.
Vladivostok airport will continue to work actively in this direction in order to increase tourist traffic and offer passengers new routes.
For information: NordStar Air Company is a dynamic aviation project, which is a member of PJSC "MMC "NORILSK NICKEL" Group of Companies. Since 2012 NordStar Air Company is among the air carriers with passenger turnover exceeding 1 mln passengers a year. In 2015 NordStar aircrafts transported 1,141,518 passengers. Air company flights are operated on Boeing 737-800 aircrafts – the latest models in В-737 range – with economic and business classes and on turboprop aircrafts ATR 42-500, which are specially equipped for operation under the conditions of Siberia and the Far North.
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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”.