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Vladivostok airport summed up its performance in 2016

Vladivostok International Airport summed up its performance results in 2016. It handled 1,850,000 passengers during the reporting period which is a 9% increase on the preceding year. This means that the airport has reached its pre-crisis passenger flow.

More than 1,290,000 (+4%) and almost 560,000 (+23%) passengers were carried by domestic and international flights respectively. This is an all-time maximum for Vladivostok airport in terms of a yearly international passenger flow.

Growth was some 60% for flights to/from China, 18% for South Korea and 3% for Japan.

New airlines came to Vladivostok airport in 2016: Rossiya, Angara, Tianjin Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Royal Flight. New routes appeared in the airport’s route network – Shanghai (S7 Airlines), Jinan (China Eastern Airlines), and Tianjin (Tianjin Airlines).

The domestic passenger flow grew due to increased turnover in routes to Novosibirsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Khabarovsk and the international passenger flow grew in routes to Seoul, Harbin, Busan, Tianjin and Shanghai. Leaders in terms of growth dynamic were flights Vladivostok – Krasnodar, Vladivostok – Chita, Vladivostok – Harbin.

The intra-regional passenger traffic handled by the base carrier – Aurora Airlines – also continued developing. The network of regular regional flights based in Vladivostok airport included a new flight to Preobrazheniye in addition to ongoing flights to Kavalerovo, Plastun, Terney, Dalnerechensk, and Dalnegorsk. The number of passengers carried by air in Primorsky Region local routes reached 22,000 people.

By results of 2015, JSC “VIA” ranked among Russia’s three best airports in the rating of the “Vozdushniye Vorota” national award (category – within 2 million passengers a year).

Another important event in the last year was a successful ISAGO audit performed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for compliance with safety requirements to ground operation after which “VIA” was included in the list of ISAGO certified ground operators.

In August 2016, Vladivostok airport started serving passengers holding Priority Pass and Diners Club cards. Some 3,000 passengers holding cards of international loyalty programs availed themselves of this service during five months after activation of this program.

New shopping and service outlets opened in Vladivostok airport in 2016 and provide a broad spectrum of services to passengers and guests: catering outlets, food stores, souvenirs, automatic teller machines, vending machines, etc.

The airport’s route network will continue developing in 2017. Work is currently under way to open regular flights to Russian cities of Sochi, Krasnodar, St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk and Simferopol. There are plans on further development of routes to Japan, China, Vietnam and South Korea, and on accommodation of new air carriers.

In this year, the company will continue improving quality of its services to passengers and airlines. In this connection, there are plans to make further investments in development of operations, acquisition of new equipment and introduction of new services.



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  JSC “Vladivostok International Airport” (JSC “VIA”) is one of the leading Far Eastern airports in terms of passenger traffic. In 2016 the airport served 1,85 million passengers. Route network of the airport includes over 40 destinations flights to which are performed by leading Russian and foreign air companies. The airport has been approved to receive all types of aircraft. Runway is equipped in compliance with ICAO II category. Comfort level of new terminal designed for 3.5 million passengers complies with IATA “C” level.

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