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A new production record was set in Kurumoch

In June, 2017 production services of «Kurumoch» International Airport (forms part of Airports of Regions Holding) set a new production record, having brought services to 10,318 passengers a day. Such a passenger traffic was registered on Thursday, the 21st of June, which became an absolute daily maximum for the first half of 2017 and broke the previous record set three years ago. This day there were served 46 arrivals and 45 departures. The groundhandling service of Samara Airport processed 5302 pieces of luggage of the total weight of 79.5 tons. For comparison:

  • January 21 - 3837 persons
  • February 21 - 4753 persons
  • March 21 – 6173 persons
  • April 21 – 6637 persons
  • May 21 - 7138 persons

*Data as of 2017

The previous daily maximum was registered on August 17, 2014. That day the airport provided its services to 9 949 passengers. The passenger traffic growth in 2017 was both due to the recovery of tourist market and airline activity on Russian and international routes.

 

The new welcome-photo zone is opened on the territory of Samara airport

An exhibition dedicated to Samara sights and Samara Region nature has been opened in domestic and international flights arrival lounge of “Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding). Famous Samara photographers Vladimir Sverkalov and Vitaly Politov, as well as "Samarskaya Gazeta", “Komsomolskaya Pravda-Samara”, “Bigvill”, and 63.ru participated in its organization. The exhibition also contains a part of photo collection of Samara Region Tourism department.

“The place for the exhibition was not chosen randomly, these photos are the first thing that passengers see when they come out of a boarding bridge, that is why we call it a welcome-photo exhibition. Kurumoch airport is an air gate of the region, and we want to show our guests and to remind the citizens of the unique beauty of our home”, pointed out Konstantin Bylinin, Executive Director of “Kurumoch” international airport. The photo exhibition will run until the end of the year.

It should be reminded that recently a solo exhibition by Italian artist Marco Grassi has opened on the territory of Samara airport; it is situated on the third floor of the airport terminal in domestic flights departure area, after the departure formalities area. Besides, in domestic flight baggage claim area, there is a photo exhibition celebrating three years since the launch of Finnair flights from Samara.

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New “Buy on departure – receive on return” service for Samara airport passengers

“Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding) expands the range of passenger services. The new option “Buy on departure – receive on return” has been available since June.

Now, after purchasing products in any shop of domestic airline airside area (after security check), a passenger can leave their purchase in the airport until their return. In this case, a shop assistant packs an item in strongbox and gives a cashier's receipt to a customer. The receipt has a sticker on it with the same number as on the strongbox, and the customer also receives a booklet containing pickup point contacts and location.

Upon returning from a trip, a passenger can pick up the item at the enquiry counter on the first floor of the passenger terminal. The “Buy on departure – receive on return” service is free of charge.

 

Samara-Istanbul flight is now daily

Today, the Turkish operator “Pegasus Airlines” launche direct scheduled flights from “Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding) on Samara-Istanbul route. The Turkish low-coster is the 4th external airline to launch Samara-Turkey flights since the beginning of 2017. Thus, direct scheduled flights to Istanbul are now daily, and one can go to Antalya on any day.

The recovery of tourism market as well as airlines’ activity have returned Turkey the status of the most  popular destination on “Kurumoch” airport schedule. Since the end of March 2017, when the first flight to Istanbul in the history of the airport took place,  direct flights to this city have attracted more than 10 000 passengers, while scheduled flights to Antalya – more than 35 000 passengers. The second most popular route in terms of passenger flow is Kazakhstan, the third – the United Arab Emirates.

More information is available on the airport’s website in “Flight Timetable” section http://samara.aero/ru/raspisanie_reysov and on the airlines’ websites.

 

Airline

 

Departure days (direct scheduled flights)

 

Destination

 

Atlasglobal

 

2,3,5,6,7

 

Antalya

 

Onur Air

 

1,2,4,6,7

 

Antalya

 

Atlasglobal

 

1,4,6

 

Istanbul (Ataturk International Airport)

 

Turkish Airlines

 

3,5,7

 

Istanbul (Ataturk International Airport)

 

Pegasus Airlines

 

2,5,7

 

Istanbul (Sabiha Gokcen Airport)

 

Pegasus Airlines Turkish low-coster launches Samara-Istanbul route flights

Pegasus Airlines will carry passengers of “Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding) on Samara-Istanbul route. The first flight is planned for June 20, 2017. After that, Turkish low-coster will provide three direct scheduled flights a week to the Sabiha Airport, the second biggest airport of Istanbul. Departure from Samara is on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday by Boeing 737-800 and Airbus 320. Departure time on Tuesdays – 5:45, on other days – 5:35 (local time). More information is on the airport’s website in “Flight Timetable” section http://samara.aero/ru/raspisanie_reysov (Flight PC-461). More information on tariffs and carriage terms is available on the official web-site of the company: https://www.flypgs.com/ru

Pegasus Airlines was found in 1990, and it provides all-freight service and passenger transportation. As of 2016, airlines had 24,14 million passengers, and its fleet consisted of 82 aircrafts.

 

The exhibition commemorated to the third anniversary of Samara-Helsinki route is now open at “Kurumoch”

Photo exhibition celebrating three years since the launch of Finnair flights from Samara opened on the territory of “Kurumoch” international airport. It is situated on the first floor of the airport terminal in domestic flight baggage claim area.

Finnish nature, national traditions, architecture, sport, auroras, and the Moomins – dozens of photos demonstrate the uniqueness of the Nordic country. The exhibition is organized by Samara airport, Visit Finland national tourism office, and Finnair, a national airline company. The exhibition will run until the end of the summer.

Direct scheduled Samara-Helsinki flights began in August 2014. Since that time, the airline has conducted more than 600 flights and served about 35 000 passengers. There are three direct scheduled flights a week on spring-and-summer schedule of Samara airport with flights on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5:00. Travel time is about 3 hours which is the shortest route to Europe for “Kurumoch” airport passengers.

It is worth pointing out that Finland is celebrating its 100 years of independence in 2017. Throughout the year, there will be events  all across the country to celebrate this date. For that reason, Finland has been named one of the most interesting tourist destinations in 2017 by Lonely Planet and National Geographic.

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An exhibition by Italian artist has opened on the territory of Samara airport

Airport as an art area: a solo exhibition of Italian artist Marco Grassi has opened in  “Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding). The exhibition area is on the third floor of the airport terminal in domestic flights departure area, after the departure formalities area.

 Marco Grassi is a portraitist who creates his paintings in expressive, distinctive local colour and uses personal technique. At the heart of his work is pastose olive undercoat forming a tone. The foundation in covered with figures of bright neon colours. The artist highlights the contours with moving lines, while the images on the canvas are created with broad, long, colorful strokes applied with a spatula or streaks: a combination of these techniques creates lightness, dynamics and mobility with  the dark drawing.

Four oil paintings on canvas were chosen for the exhibition:

  • Do more of what makes you happy
  • Japan is my love
  • Lady
  • Lady sioux

The exhibition is supported by ART-MOST.COM.

“This year, the airport celebrates its 60th anniversary. Art exhibition of a modern Italian artist is one of the surprises that we’ve prepared for the passengers to make their time on the territory of the airport not just comfortable, but also exciting”, says Konstantin Bylinin, Executive Director of “Kurumoch” international airport. The exhibition will run until the middle of July.

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Charter routes on “Kurumoch” airport schedule

On the schedule of “Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding), Tunisia and Greece are the leaders in terms of variety of destinations with direct flights from Samara. Tunisia, the leader of summer 2016, still has three destinations on schedule which are Enfidha, Monastir, and Djerba. Greece offers the same number of charter routes this year: passengers can fly to Heraklion, Rhodes, and Thessaloniki from Samara airport.

Turkey has taken a back seat in terms of resort destination variety, and charter route schedule has two destinations: Dalaman and Antalya; however, no other charter route can compete with the latter in terms of the number of departures. Antalya is also a leader regarding the number of airlines as this route is served by six companies, which can only be compared to Samara-Moscow route.

Such popular destinations as Burgas (Bulgaria), Tivat (Montenegro), Barcelona (Spain), Larnaca (Cyprus) are also on summer 2017 charter route program.

All in all, there will be 25 flights a week from Samara to international resorts this summer. More detailed schedule is available on the airport’s website in “Flight Timetable” section http://samara.aero/ru/raspisanie_reysov

 

South resorts on “Kurumoch” airport schedule

In summer 2017, Samara-Sochi route is going to be one of the busiest on the schedule of “Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding). Six airlines at once will provide flights on this route, and there will be up to 10 flights a week every day except Tuesdays. These are such airlines as KrasAvia, Ural Airlines, Nordavia, Nordwind Airlines, Rossiya Airlines, and Saravia.

Direct flights from Samara to Simferopol are available every day except Saturday. During holiday season 2017, three airlines – Ural Airlines, Nordwind Airlines, and Red Wings Airlines – will operate these flights providing up to 6 flights a week from Samara to the Black Sea coast.

Flights to such popular destinations as Anapa and Gelendzhik are provided three and two times a week respectively, and they will be operated by UTair, Ural Airlines, and UVT Aero.

In total, there will be up to 20 flights a week from Samara to the Russian South resorts in summer 2017. More detailed schedule is available on the airport’s website in “Flight Timetable” section.

 

Broadening the possibilities of sending international cargoes from the airport of Samara

“Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding) expands the coverage area of international cargo carriage from Samara. New destinations in Europe, Asia, South America and African countries are available for consignors with the beginning performance of flights by “Turkish Airlines”.

“Preparing cargo for shipment takes place right at the new terminal and is performed by the employees of the airport. Here the cargo also passes customs procedures, and after that it is taken onboard the plane. Coverage area of international delivery — from Los-Angeles to Tokyo, i.e. practically to any place of the world, with one or several transfers”, tells Evgenia Belyakova, head of cargo carriage service at “Kurumoch” international airport.

One can fill out the request for dispatch of cargo on the web-site of the airport in the section “Request of the consignor”. The agent of the cargo terminal of the airport processes the received request, contacts the client and offers him/her convenient flight for dispatch of the cargo, clarifying all necessary formalities. In order to dispatch the cargo, it is to be handed over to the cargo terminal three hours before the flight,  so that it could pass the inspection by air security services and customs procedures. Information about movement of the cargo may be tracked on the web-site of the airport by using the number of the consignment note in the section “Information about the status of the cargo” http://samara.aero/ru/informatsiya_o_statuse_gruza.

For further information about dispatching and receiving cargoes, call (from 8:00 till 20:00):

+7 (846) 966-53-13 
+7 (846) 966-52-04 

 

International passenger traffic of “Kurumoch” airport increased three times during May holidays

From the 1st till the 9th of May of 2017 “Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding) serviced 58,8 thousand passengers, which is 45% more than the same indicator for the last year. During this period airlines made 313 sorties.

Nearly third of the aggregate passenger traffic - 18,8 thousand people — travelled by international flights. Airport statistics clearly demonstrates the fast-moving dynamics of return of interest for international tourism: last year the number of passengers who travelled by direct foreign flights, amounted to just 6,5 thousand people. Òhus, the international passenger traffic of the airport of Samara in the beginning of May of 2017 practically increased three times. 50% of passengers (9,4 thousand)  used the destination Samara-Antalya. This nearly 9 times exceeds the result of the Russian rival of Turkey – Sochi, which was chosen by 1022 passengers.

Among domestic Russian destinations one can point out Saint-Petersburg, the passenger traffic to this city from Samara increased by 90%. Thus, the top-ten  destinations, popular among passengers of “Kurumoch” following the results of May holidays, is the following: Moscow, Antalya, Saint-Petersburg, Alma-Aty, Istanbul, Ekaterinburg, Dubai, Larnaka, Sochi (the cities are given with the decrease of the passenger traffic).

 

During May holidays veterans will be serviced free of charge in the business terminal of “Kurumoch” airport

“Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding) congratulates all passengers and their family members with the Victory day! Please, keep in mind, that during the period of celebrating the 72nd anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War the airport of Samara implements the special system of servicing veterans and accompanying persons, which provides for the following:

  •   priority servicing of veterans in the course of registration and control of going through the boarding gate,

  •   priority servicing of veterans when passing through pre-flight control;

  •  placing special marking labels on the luggage of veterans and their accompanying persons with the aim of ensuring priority unloading of the cargo in the arrival airport;

  • providing veterans and accompanying persons with the business terminal service free of charge, providing support in the course of the service.

Detailed information is available at the information counter, which is located in the center of the departure zone, on the first floor of the airport, as well as from the administrator of the airport over the tel. (846) 966 51 82.

 

From Samara to Gelendzhik

There is a new flight in the schedule of resort destinations of “Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding). “UVT AERO” airline begins carrying passengers on the route Gelendzhik-Samara-Gelendzhik. The flights to this resort town, located on the Black sea seaside of the Caucases, will be performed  on Mondays and Fridays, during the period from June 30 to September 22, 2017.

Departure from Gelendzhik at 13:20, arrival to Samara at 16:30 (local time).

Departure from Samara at 17:20, arrival to Gelendzhik at 18:40 (local time).

The carriage of passengers shall be performed by CRJ-200 aircrafts. The prices of tickets and carriage terms are available on the web-site of the airline http://uvtaero.ru/.

“UVT AERO” is the airline from the republic of Tatarstan. The base airports of “UVT AERO” airline are “Bugulma” airport and “Kazan” international airport. The fleet of the airline consists of 50-seat airplanes Bombardier CRJ-200. In 2017 the airline opened  flights from Samara to Salekhard and Khanty-Mansijsk.

 

Catering at “Kurumoch” has switched to the new spring-summer menu

Catering at “Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding) has switched to the new onboard menu for passengers travelling by business and economy-class, as well as for the crew members. The new menu includes more than 200 dishes.

Feature of the menu of the new season – expansion of the range of own bread and bakery products and sandwiches. Apart from traditional club-sandwiches, now airlines may choose for their passengers kaskrut with servelat sausage on malt ciabatta with tartar sauce, bavarian leberkase or pan bagnat with the filling of salad with chicken fillet. The range of sandwiches has increased from 5 to 13 positions.

Menu for business class has been updated by 70%. Òhus, for example, among starters now there are such dishes, as salmon souffle and turkey roll with dried apricots and  pistachios. Among main course dishes one may order, for example, salmon on  asparagus in sesame or medallions with julienne from oyster mushrooms. Besides, the range of breakfast dishes has significantly expanded, and now it includes practically everything: from muffins to vietnamese banh mi.

New menu is already available to be ordered by airlines for their passengers and crews. Catering service of “Kurumoch” international Airport every day makes up to 2 thousand sandwiches and up to 500 hot dishes for onboard catering.

 

Shop “Sibirsky kedr” has opened at the “Kurumoch” international airport

“Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding) improves the fill-up of its shop gallery. Thus, in the domestic flights departure zone there is a new shop of eco-factory “Sibirsky kedr” (Tomsk). The shop specializes in natural food products made of nuts and berries. According to the manufacturer, the Tomsk region occupies the third place in respect of the operation potential of cedar nuts in the Siberian Federal District. Eco-factory “Sibirsky kedr” was the first on the market of confectionery products to create sweet treats on the basis of cedar nuts, having worked out the receipts of several types of sweets. In particular, in the airport one can buy:

  •   Cedar brittle with cranberry/seaberry/blueberry in chocolate icing

  • Cedar marzipan in chocolate icing

  •  Cedar sticks in chocolate icing

  •  Fruit sweets “Frutoden” with cedar nuts and dried fruit (dates, dried plums, dried apricots) in chocolate icing

  • Cedar khalva. 

 New sales outlet is located in the passenger terminal building, on the 3 floor, after the pre-flight check zone.

 

 

Passenger traffic of “Kurumoch” airport has set an all-time record

“Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions 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 has opened at “Kurumoch”

On the Cosmonautics day a real space staircase was opened at “Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding). Now, walking up 60 stairs 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 has started flights to “Kurumoch” international airport

Today “Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions 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 arc at 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 Airlines” from 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”.

 

New official carriers of “Kurumoch” airport

“Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding) broadens the range of services for passengers. Two official carriers have started operating on the territory of the airport — “basic”, offering taxi services in “economy” and “comfort” segments, and the carrier, operating in “premium” 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 (Å) 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 of direct flight connection on the route Samara-Istanbul

On March 30, 2017 the first direct regular flight from “Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding) to Istanbul took place. The plane of Turkish airline “Atlasglobal” landed in Samara according to the schedule, return flight took off two hours later, carrying onboard 127 passengers. Before the end of May the carrier plans to carry out flights two times a week  - on Thursdays and Saturdays, departure from Samara at 4.55 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 Àirbus À321.

 ”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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