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Tolmachevo Airport Passenger Traffic Increased by 838,000 in 2019 Tolmachevo Airport Passenger Traffic Increased by 838,000 in 2019

Last year, the Tolmachevo airport has served 6,747,151 passengers (+14.2%). The number of passengers on domestic flights has amounted to 4,903,212 (+14.5%), and on international flights to 1,843,939 (+13,3%).

16 december 2019

Opening of Direct Flights from Novosibirsk to Ulyanovsk

As of January 2, 2020, S7 Airlines has started flight operations to Ulyanovsk.

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Flights are scheduled to operate on Embraer 170 aircraft, on Thursdays and Sundays. The flight No. S7 5063 departs from the Tolmachevo airport at 21:05 and arrives to Ulyanovsk at 22:00. The flight No. S7 5064 from Ulyanovsk departs to Tolmachevo at 22:50, arrives at 05:20 on the following day.

Passengers at the Ulyanovsk airport can take advantage in Novosibirsk of the wide S7 Airlines route network and convenient connections for flights to the following cities: Shymkent, Vladivostok, Abakan, Nizhnevartovsk, Gorno-Altaisk, Krasnoyarsk, Omsk. The flights departing to Ulyanovsk connect in Novosibirsk with the flights arriving from Hong Kong, Vladivostok, Almaty, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Novy Urengoy, Surgut, Tomsk, Barnaul and Kemerovo.

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Ulyanovsk is located on the banks of the Volga river. The city has many unusual tourist monuments, e.g. the Oblomov sofa, the monument devoted to the letter "E" and to the Russian fairy tale hero named Kolobok, two bridges over the Volga river, one of which is 100 years old, and the other is the longest one in Russia.

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The start of flights is now possible thanks to the state subsidy program for regional air transportation. The direction Novosibirsk – Ulyanovsk has been included in the list of subsidized by the Ordinance No. 1242 of the Government of the Russian Federation dated December 25, 2013, and it has been co-financing by the budgets of the Novosibirsk and Ulyanovsk regions. Federal Agency for Air Transport (Rosaviatsiya) has published a list of regional routes to be subsidised in 2020.

S7 Airlines (a brand of Sibir Airlines, is a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance. The airline has a wide network of domestic routes built on the basis of air transport hubs in Moscow (Domodedovo) and Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo). S7 Airlines operates regular flights to CIS countries, Europe, the Middle East, South-East Asia, and the Asia-Pacific region. In 2007, the airline has been officially notified by IATA of its inclusion in the IOSA register of operators (IATA Operational Safety Audit) and it has became the second air carrier in Russia which has successfully passed a full international audit for compliance with operational safety standards. S7 Airlines uses the latest achievements of the global aviation industry in passenger service and actively develops its services. Currently, S7 Airlines has the most modern aircraft fleet on the Russian air transport market. All flights of the airline are operated on aircraft of the world's leading manufacturers, e.g. Airbus, Boeing and Embraer. S7 Airlines is among the TOP 100 best airlines in the world and ranks third in Eastern Europe in Skytrax's prestigious international ranking. According to the results of 2018, S7 Airlines has became the most punctual Russian airline company, taking the sixth place in the European rating of punctuality of OAG Punctuality League 2019. Following the results of 2018, S7 Airlines has been awarded the Skyway Service Award in two categories - Best Airline in Economy Class, Domestic Regular Transportation and Best Loyalty Program. S7 Airlines is the winner of the Safety Leaders Award in the category "Transport Security: Flight Safety». S7 Airlines has been repeatedly awarded the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival Award for its projects, as well as the "My Planet" National Travel Discovery Award. The airline company is a part of the S7 Group of Companies. In 2018, the group's airlines carried more than 15.9 million passengers.

The Novosibirsk International Airport (Tolmachevo) named after A.I. Pokryshkin is the largest transit air hub beyond the Urals on the most important routes between Europe and Asia. At the end of 2018, the airport has served about 5,909 million passengers. The airport's route network includes more than 95 flight destinations. Today, the airport is offering for passengers more than 2300 practical combinations of pairs of connecting routes.

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