Vladivostok International Airport has conducted a familiarization tour for Asian airline companies and tour operators
Vladivostok, December 08, 2017. Vladivostok International Airport reports a familiarization tour for airline companies and tour operators representatives held in the air harbor of Primorye. The event was organized with support of Primorsky region Department of Tourism and a Tourist Information Center.
Representatives of airline companies of China, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and large travel companies of Primorsky region took part in the trip.
During business meetings that were held in Vladivostok from December 05 to 08 the airport, airline companies and tourist business representatives were discussing issues of cooperation and opening of new flights from the capital of Primorye.
Dmitry Khazin, the head of Aviation Marketing Department of Vladivostok International Airport:
- We’re expecting that such tours will help establish partnership relations and attract new airline companies, open new air routes. We’re also planning to discuss an increase of the number of regular flights with Asian airline companies. The airport capacity makes it possible to increase the passenger traffic on existing directions. In November of this year the 2 millionth passenger was registered in the airport but it is not a limit for us. The passenger terminal is designed for 3,5 million passengers a year.
Within the framework of the familiarization tour there was also organized an excursion around the airport system in the course of which guests got acquainted with the work of the airport production departments. A special attention was paid to the aircraft ground handling and the following of Aviation Safety instructions.
Let us mention that the Vladivostok Airport team is actively implementing a program of attracting new air carriers in order to develop the route network and increase passenger traffic. This work has resulted in opening of new flights and a significant growth of indicators on international directions. The number of international passengers who has been handled in the air harbor of Primorye since the beginning of 2017 is 716 000, which is 40% more than over the same period in 2016.
About Vladivostok airport
Vladivostok International Airport (http://vvo.aero/) was founded in 1932. The airport is one of the leaders among the airports of the Far East and Siberia in terms of passengers handled. In 2016 over 1.8 million people used the airport services. In January – November of 2017 the airport handled over 1.8 million passengers (18% more than over 11 months of 2016). Its route network includes 45 directions operated by 18 Russian and foreign airline companies. Comfortability of its new terminal with capacity of 3.5 million passengers corresponds to IATA Standard “C”. Since February 2017 the owner of 52.16% of shares of JSC “Vladivostok International Airport” and 100% of shares of JSC “Terminal Vladivostok” is a consortium of investors consisting of Basic Element industrial group, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Changi Airports International (Singapore).