16 january 2020Main news

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%).

21 january 2020

Tolmachevo Airport Confirms China Friendly Status

The airport has obtained certification for the first time in June 2018, and has become the first regional airport in Russia to join the China Friendly program. This program has been designed to create a comfortable environment for Chinese tourists and is aimed at promoting Russian tourist products on the international market.

The certificate was received on December 20, 2019, and it confirms that Tolmachevo airport meets the requirements set by the program. Inter alia, information and direction signs, as well as the audio messages for passengers within the terminal complex at Tolmachevo airport, have been translated into Chinese, there is a menu in Chinese language in airport public catering facilities, and we also have a Chinese version of the website with a special section for tourists.

Certification for compliance with the requirements of this program is a "quality mark" for Chinese citizens who are going to visit Russia. In our country, the program has been implemented in dozens of cities, including Novosibirsk, at enterprises in various service sectors.

Novosibirsk airport has an advantageous geographical position for development as a transfer hub on the routes from China to the European part of Russia and Europe, and is a convenient point of entry to Russia. For tourists arriving from China and intending to visit popular Russian tourist cities — Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan and others, Novosibirsk airport can provide convenient connections.

Tolmachevo airport’s routes network includes directflights to the following cities in China: Hong Kong, Beijing, Sanya, Urumqi, Harbin, Hefei. Flights to Guangzhou and Shanghai are scheduled to resume in the summer.

According to the press service of the Governor and the government of the Novosibirsk region, 3,000 people departed in 2019 from the Novosibirsk region toChina, and in the opposite direction there were 40,000 Chinese who visited the region. It is expected that this year the flow of tourists to the Novosibirsk region should increase.

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 2019, the airport has served about 6,747 million passengers. The airport's route network includes more around 100 flight destinations. Today, the airport is offering for passengers more than 2,300 practical combinations of pairs of connecting routes.

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