Passenger traffic ofKurumoch airport hassetanall-time record

Kurumoch international airport (forms part of Airports ofRegions holding) as per the results of the first quarter of 2017 has serviced 480,4 thousand people, having increased its result in comparison with the same period of the last year by 14,3%. Nearly half a million passengers, following the results of the first quarter this is an all-time record for the airport. Kurumoch airport has never serviced so many passengers during the first three months of the year

During the first quarter domestic flights were used by 404,2 thousand people (+7%), international by 76,2 thousand people (+77%). One should separately point out the passenger traffic to the CIS countries, which increased about three times from 11,4 to 30,4 thousand passengers. Such dynamics of travel to the CIS and non-CIS countries is explained both by opening of new flights (Alma-Aty, Tel-Aviv, Antaya, Istanbul), and by changes in the visa regime. As the result of simplification of the procedure of entry to the UAE, the passenger traffic from Samara to Dubai has increased more than two times (10,1 thousand passengers in the first quarter of 2017 compared to 4,6 thousand in the first quarter of last year).

During the first three months of the year airlies made more than 2,5 thousand sorties from Samara. Regular flights were made in 36 destinations. In the reporting period on a regular basis the airport of Samara coooperated with 20 airlines. Positive dynamics is also characterstic of cargoes (+16%) and mail (+33%) handling.

Space staircase hasopened atKurumoch

On the Cosmonautics day a real space staircase was opened at Kurumoch international airport (forms part of Airports ofRegions holding). Now, walking up 60stairs from the registration zone to the pre-flight check area, the passengers may not just refresh their knowledge of the history of space exploration, but also learn a lot of new facts.

Samara is called the space capital of Russia, scientists and designers of enterprises of the city took an active part practically in all stages of space exploration. This subject is close and familiar to all city-dwellers and arises vivid interest among guests of Samara. That is why to the space-like architecture of our terminal we added an educational element in the form of this staircase this is our gift on the Cosmonautics day. We have studied the history of Russian cosmonautics and decided to show the passengers the enormous progress that has been made by this sector during the 60 years. Everyone knows such key events, as the first space flight, first exit into space, but in reality each year was important for the industry, tells Konstantin Bulinin, executive director at Kurumoch international airport JSC.

The countoff of the history of events begins with October of 1957, when the first artificial sputnik of the Earth was launched into space, and on the way to the departure gates the passengers learn, when the first automatic space link, first soft landing on the surface of Venice took place, as well as cosmonauts of what countries have worked at the space station, who and when set records of staying in space. Event of 2017 second open enrollment into the cosmonaut team.

Turkish Airlines hasstarted flights toKurumoch international airport

Today Kurumoch international airport (forms part of Airports ofRegions holding) took in the first flight of the flag carrier of the Republic of Turkey- Turkish Airlines. By tradition, the first flight arriving from Istanbul, was met with a water arcat the airfield apron.

We are very happy to be here today and thank you for such a warm welcome. We are proud of the fact, that today Turkish Airlines opens a new destination, which will unite Russia and Turkey and strengthen friendship ties between our countries. As of now, we are beginning our flights to Samara with the frequency of three times a week, but it is our intention to increase the number of flights in the future, points out the deputy General director of Turkish Airlines Akhmet Olmushtur.

We are happy to welcome the new regular carrier in the airport of Samara, I am sure, that our cooperation will be long and beneficial. This airline has many times been recognized as the best in Europe. Now the passengers of Kurumoch international airport have the possibility to value not only the onboard service, but also the route network of Turkish Airlines, which is regarded as one of the most extensive in the world, says Konstantin Bylinin, executive director at Kurumoch international airport JSC.

The schedule of Turkish Airlinesfrom Samara has three direct regular flights a week. Departure from Istanbul -on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 20.30, from Samara on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 02.05 (local time). Detailed information about the tariffs and carriage terms are available on the official web-site of the company www.turkishairlines.com.

The fleet of Turkish Airlines consists of 333 planes, the route network includes 249 international and 49 domestic routes. In 2016 Turkish Airlines was for the sixth time in a row recognized by Skytrax as the Best airline in Europe.

Newofficial carriers ofKurumoch airport

Kurumoch international airport (forms part ofAirports ofRegions holding) broadens therange ofservices forpassengers. Twoofficial carriers have started operating ontheterritory oftheairport basic, offering taxi services ineconomy andcomfort segments, andthecarrier, operating inpremium segment.

The basic carrier of the airport of Samara has become Elite taxi operator from Togliatti. Carriage of passengers is carried out by Skoda Rapid and Skoda Superb, as well as by minibuses with up to 7 seats. Automobiles of the official carrier are complete with child seats, Wi-Fi, there is the possibility to pay for the drive by using bank cards.

Premium segment services are rendered by the operator Business Jet, its fleet of cars consists of executive () class Mercedes-Benz and of Mercedes-Maybach cars. It is the first time the service is offered.

Taxi reservation counters are located in the arrivals hall, near the exit from the passenger terminal, additional counter of the basic carrier operates in the domestic flights luggage claim hall.

Opeinin ofdirect flight connection ontheroute Samara-Istanbul

On March 30, 2017 the first direct regular flight from Kurumoch international airport (forms part of Airports ofRegions holding) to Istanbul took place. The plane of Turkish airline Atlasgloballanded in Samara according to the schedule, return flight took off two hours later, carrying onboard 127passengers. Before the end of May the carrier plans to carry out flights two times a week -on Thursdays and Saturdays, departure from Samara at4.55 local time. Later on Atlasglobal will increase the frequency, adding to the schedule of flights to Kurumoch the flight on Mondays. The passengers are carried by airplanes irbus 321.

Direct regular flight from Samara to Istanbul is the long-awaited addition to our schedule. I am sure, that the passengers will duly appreciate not just the service of the airline, but also the connections, provided for by the airport of Istanbul. I am sure, that our cooperation with Atlasglobal airline will be long-term and beneficial, said Konstantin Bulinin, executive director at Kurumoch international airport JSC.

Openin new flights, we continue to broaden our network, which now consists of more than 50 routes. We are sure, that bright future is reserved for our Samara destination, says Nezhdet Tashchi, director of the representative office of Atlasglobal in Russia.

The fleet of Atlasglobal airline consists of 27 planes Airbus A319, A320 and A321, and its route nework consists of more than 50 destinations with departure from Istanbul. Detailed information about the tariffs and carriage terms is available on the web-site www.atlasglb.com

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