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29 may 2018Main news

Direct Regular Flight Will Connect Novosibirsk and Japan for the First Time in History Direct Regular Flight Will Connect Novosibirsk and Japan for the First Time in History

Tolmachevo's partner S7 Airlines is expanding the flight geography from the Novosibirsk airport and is starting new direct regular flights S7 575/576 on Novosibirsk — Tokyo — Novosibirsk route.

21 june 2018

Tolmachevo Airport Extends Cooperation with the Cargo Airline

Tolmachevo airport continues to develop as a major air passenger and cargo hub on routes between Europe and Asia.

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In the five months of the year, about 900 cargo aircraft movements were carried out. From January to May, the airport served 12,951 tons of cargo and mail (+13%). At the same time, Sky Gates flight with 40 tons of mail from China on Board was a record.

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Photo by Svetlana Balayeva

Currently, the airport serves regular flights of Russian and foreign airlines, Cargolux, Lufthansa Cargo, Uni-top Airlines "Volga-Dnepr", "Aviastar-TU", AirBridgeCargo, CargoLogicAir etc. The frequency of cargo flights with transit landings reaches 55 per week.

Since April, Lufthansa Cargo has increased the frequency of technical landings in Novosibirsk and operates 15 flights a week, connecting Frankfurt with the largest airports in China, Japan and Hong Kong. During the same time, Sky Gates airline increased the frequency of flights from 1 to 3 times a week from China and Europe to Novosibirsk with both technical and commercial landings.

Photo by Svetlana Balayeva

The growing opportunities of Tolmachevo as one of the country's largest cargo and post hubs allow receiving 1-2 flights of “Russian Post” per day, processing more than 50 tons of mail per day (including mail transported by passenger flights). For five months, the number of flights of “Russian Post” to/from Novosibirsk, increased three times compared to the same period last year.

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Active work is underway to obtain commercial rights to transport cargo from Novosibirsk to Europe and vice versa. Successful cooperation with large Russian and foreign, in particular Chinese, logistics companies is continuing, which in the future will increase the frequency of flights on wide-body aircraft with both technical and commercial landings. Cooperation with the base airline S7 Airlines on cargo transportation by passenger aircraft is expanding.

To develop and support the plans of air carriers, the airport shareholders decided to expand the cargo terminal. “Due to the increased activity of partners, it is extremely important to develop the airfield infrastructure, its compliance with the modern requirements of airlines, — said the General Director of JSC Tolmachevo Evgeniy Yankilevich. — The preservation of Federal funding for the reconstruction of the airport, the construction of additional Parking spaces for wide-body cargo aircraft will make it possible to fully use the transport and logistics potential of the Novosibirsk region. It will also allow implementing the project of the Silk Road Air route in Russia for the economic development of the country on a global scale.”

NOVOSIBIRSK International Airport is the largest air hub in Russia east of the Urals on major transit routes between Europe and Asia. The capacity of domestic terminal makes up to 1,800 passengers per hour, while the international terminal capacity — up to 1,300 passengers per hour. The airport has two runways of ICAO I and II Categories. Passenger traffic at the airport exceeded 5 million passengers in 2017.Tolmachevo airport occupies a dominant share in the market of technical landings of cargo flights between China, Southeast Asia and Europe. At the end of 2017, it is in the top five in terms of cargo traffic after the airports of the Moscow aviation hub and St. Petersburg.

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