21 november 2018
Tolmachevo Airport Took Part in the "Wings of the Future" Forum
The 16-th international air transport forum "Wings of the Future-2018" was held in Moscow from 14 to 15 November.
As part of one of the forum sessions named "Restructuring of Air Service Route Network in Russia" Natalia Mzhelskaya, Commercial Director of JSC "Airport Tolmachevo", and Anton Yeremin, General Director of S7 Group, presented a joint report on: "Development of a Regional Hub in Novosibirsk: Airline Company and Airport Experience".
The photo is provided by the organizing committee of the 16th international air transport forum "Wings of the Future-2018"
In the course of the report special attention was paid to the main factors of successful development of air hub in Novosibirsk, such as advantageous geographical location of Tolmachevo airport and the presence of base air carrier S7 Airlines with diversified fleet of regional and long-haul aircraft.
Route network of Tolmachevo airport is expanding: if in 2007 it consisted of 58 destinations, in 2017 it included more than 95 cities. Following the results of 2018 the share of transfer passenger traffic increased to 23% compared to 20% in 2017. Currently, Tolmachevo provides at least 3 arrival and departure connecting waves during the day and the number of transfer connection combinations across the route network of S7 Airlines reaches 2,000.
According to Natalia Mzhelskaya, work on a joint project shows very important practical results for the regions and the country as a whole: "For a big number of city-pairs of the S7 route network, for which Novosibirsk is a geographically logical connecting point, the flight via Tolmachevo is significantly cheaper and faster compared to flights via Moscow. And thanks to successful experience of air service subsidy programs combining the airport and the airline company managed not only to increase price affordability of the flights, reduce the transportation time through shorter subsidized flight segments, but also to increase the budget effectiveness of the subsidies use. Flights through the air hub in Novosibirsk enable maximum commercial load, reduce time and operational costs of airline companies".
"Wings of the Future" forum is the largest meeting of top civil aviation managers in Russia and Eastern Europe. It is the meeting of the people who are currently making the decisions that determine horizons of the future. More than 670 industry representatives from 20 countries of America, Europe, CIS, Middle East and Asia participate in the forum.
S7 Airlines (Siberia Airlines brand, www.s7.ru) is a member of the global airline alliance oneworld®. S7 Airlines has a wide domestic route network, created on the basis of air transport hubs in Moscow (Domodedovo) and Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo). S7 Airlines also operates regular flights within Russia, as well as to CIS countries, Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. In 2007, after a successful operational safety audit, the airline was included in the IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) register of operators and became the second air carrier in Russia, which successfully passed the full procedure of international audit for compliance with operational safety standards. S7 Airlines is one of the most stable airlines in Russia, using the latest achievements of the global industry in passenger service and actively developing service. Now, S7 Airlines has the most modern and one of the "youngest" fleet in the Russian airline market. All airline flights are operated only on aircraft of the world's leading manufacturers. S7 Airlines is in top 100 of the best airlines of the world and ranks third in the Eastern Europe, as indicated by the authoritative international rating Skytrax. S7 Airlines is among the top 5 of the most reputable Russian companies of 2017 and ranks the fourth among the most desirable Russian employers. S7 Airlines - winner of the Safety Leaders Award in the category "transport Safety: flight safety". S7 Airlines is a multiple winner of the Wings of Russia National Aviation Awards in different categories. S7 Airlines is a multiple winner of the Cannes Lions advertising festival awards for implemented projects, and My Planet National Awards for discoveries in travel sphere. According to the results of 2015 the airline was awarded by the National Geographic Traveller as “The Best Russian airline”. S7 Airlines became the winner of the Skyway Service Award 2017 in two categories: the best airline in “Economy Class, Domestic Scheduled Services” and “Best Online Customer Services”. Together with other companies involved in the air transportation sphere, S7 Airlines forms the S7 Group of companies. In 2017 Group member airlines carried more than 14.2 million passengers.
NOVOSIBIRSK International Airport is the largest air hub east of the Urals on the main air routes between Europe and Asia. The capacity of domestic terminal makes up to 1,800 passengers per hour, and international terminal capacity is 1,300 passengers per hour. The airport has two runways of ICAO I and II categories.
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