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

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

 

“Kurumoch” has switched to spring-summer flight timetable

“Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding) switched to the spring-summer schedule of flights. The new season will be characterized by the significant increase in the number of direct regular flights of foreign airlines from Samara.

The long-awaited novelty of the schedule – flight connection with Istanbul, three new airlines are planning to operate this route. Turkish airline “Atlasglobal” will open the new route in the end of March; on the 11th of April “Turkish Airlines” will start making flights on this route, and “Pegasus Airlines” will join in in the end of April. If the plans of the companies come true in full, by using the services of the said three carriers, it will be possible to take a flight to the capital of Turkey from Samara on all days of the week. Besides, in the end of April “Atlasglobal” airline is planning to launch direct regular flights to Antalya. Popular with passengers direct flights to Prague (Czech Airlines), Helsinki (Finnair), Saloniki and Iraklion (Ellinair), Dubai (flydubai), as well as to Burgas, Tel-Aviv and Tivat (“Ural airlines”) remain in the schedule of flights.

“This year our passengers will have a wide choice of direct flights to CIS and non-CIS countries, to the airports with excellent connection facilities — Helsinki, Prague, Istanbul. For those, who are used to flying via Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, depending on the day of the week, there will be respectively up to 17 and up to 3 flights available a day” - says Konstantin Bulinin, executive director of “Kurumoch” international airport”.

The new schedule came into force on March 27, 2017. Until the end of October the ailines will carry passengers on 46 regular direct destinations. Detailed schedule is available on the site of the airport http://samara.aero/ru/raspisanie_reysov.

 

“Kurumoch” is for the first time among the best airports of Russia and CIS, according to World Airport Awards (Skytrax)

“Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding) is for the first time among the top airports of the world, made by the acclaimed industry agency  “Skytrax” (Great Brotain) within the framework of the “World Airport Awards” prize. The airport of Samara came eighth in the category “The best airport of the macro-region Russia and CIS” and third in the category “The best regional airport of the macro-region Russia and CIS”.

“World Airport Awards” is regarded as one of the most prestigious awards for the airports in the sphere of quality of service. This award is also called “Passenger’s Choice Awards”, as it is awarded following the results of feedback from passengers. In the poll which took place from June of 2016 till February of 2017, took part about 14 million travellers from more than 100 countries of the world. Passengers evaluate the airport in 39 parameters (convenience of registration, going through inspection, etc.).

“Such international recognition is, no doubt, very pleasant, as this is the result of the serious work carried out during all the last years. We have built one of the most up-to-date, convenient and beautiful airports in Russia, and every day we continue to work on the development of services for passengers”, says Konstantin Bylinin, executive director at “Kurumoch” international airport” JSC.

 

After cancellation of visas to the UAE the passenger traffic to Dubai has increased by three times

“Kurumoch” International Airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding) observes more than a three-fold increase in the passenger traffic to Dubai, following the results of February, 2017. During the month this destination was used by 2,4 thousand people, which is 224% more than in the February of 2016. By way of comparison, the growth of the aggregate international passenger traffic of the airport of Samara during February amounted to 82%.

One of the main reasons of the sharp increase in the passenger traffic in this destination is the resolution on liberalisation of visa regime between the UAE and Russia. Beginning with February 1, 2017, RF nationals, planning tourist visits to the UAE, don't need to obtain an electronic visa beforehand. Visas are issued free of charge on arrival to the country (before, the cost of the visa for an adult traveller was 85 dollars). The airport statistics reflect the impact of the said factor: in January 2017, inspite of long holidays, the passenger traffic from “Kurumoch” to Dubai increased in comparison with January 2016 just by 63%.

Please, keep in mind, that one may get from Samara to Dubai by direct flights of  “flydubai” airline and charter flights of “Royal Flight” airline. Detailed schedule is available on the web-site of the airport http://samara.aero/ru/raspisanie_reysov.

 

More flights from Samara to the cities of the Privolzhsky Federal District

“Orenburzhe” airline increases the frequency of flights from “Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions

holding) to the cities of the Privolzhsky Federal District. Thus, with the switch to the spring-summer schedule, coming in force on the 26th of March, the flights on the route Orenburg-Samara -Orenburg will become daily (3 flights a week during winter period). The frequency of flights on the routes Samara-Kazan-Samara (6 flights a week, all days except Saturday) and Perm-Samara-Perm (flights on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday) is increased by one flight. The route Samara-Kirov-Samara will retain the frequency of 3 flights a week. Detailed schedule and carriage terms are available of the web-site of the airline http://www.orenairport.ru/ak-orenburzhe.

“Orenburzhe” airline is the commercial brand of the State Unitary Enterprise of the Orenburg region “Airport Orenburg”. The main part of flights is performed by 17-seat airplanes L-410. In 2016 the airline performed more than 9 thousand flights, carrying about 100 thousand residents of different regions, encompassing the territory from the Privolzhsky Federal District to the Arctic Circle.

 

From Samara to Salekhard and Khanty-Mansijsk

The schedule of regular flights of “Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding) is expanded to include the cities of the Ural Federal District. Now one may get from Samara to Salekhard and Khanty-Mansijsk without the connection in Moscow. Carriage of passengers is performed by “UVT AERO” airline.

Flight Samara- Khanty-Mansijsk — every Monday, departure at 19.00 local time (beginning with the 27th of March, after switch to the spring-summer schedule the departure time will be moved to 19.45). Return flight Khanty-Mansijsk- Samara — on Thursdays at 12.55 (beginning with the 27th of March, on Wednesdays, departure at 13.55).

One may fly from Samara to Salekhard on Saturdays at 08.35 (beginning with the end of March on Fridays 09.00). Return flights are performed on Mondays at 14.20 (after the 27th of March - at 15.10).

Ticket prices, carriage terms and flights schedule are available on the web-site http://uvtaero.ru/. “UVT AERO” is the airline of the Republic of Tatarstan, performing regular carriage of passengers. The base airports of “UVT AERO” are “Bugulma” airport and “Kazan” international airport. The fleet of the airline cinsists of 50-seat airplanes  Bombardier CRJ-200.

 

 

 

New Flight Samara-Krasnoyarsk

“Saratov airlines” launches a new regular flight from “Kurumoch” International Airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding). Flights on the route Samara-Krasnoyarsk will be performed from the 23rd of April to the 2nd of October 2017, on Sundays. Besides, in the spring-summer schedule the airline from Saratov will again operate the flight Samara-Mineralnye Vody, which was popular with passengers last season, departure every Sunday.

Duration of the flight Krasnoyarsk – Samara is 4 hours 25 minutes, Samara-Mineralnye Vody- 2 hours. Regular flights Mineralnye Vody -Samara- Krasnoyarsk will be operated on the plane Àn-148, capacity 83 seats in economy class. Tariffs, schedule and carriage terms are available on the web-site of the airline www.saratovairlines.ru.

 

The fleet of cars of “Kurumoch” airport is increased with new 7 series BMW cars

BMW Group Russia have become the exclusive sponsor of “Kurumoch” airport in the sphere of transport services to the passengers of VIP-terminal. Now executive sedans BMW 7 series are used to take them on board. The cars appeared in the fleet of the airport as the result of the unique agreement, concluded between BMW Group Russia and “Aeroporty regionov” holding. In accordance with this agreement, Russian representative office of the German  group of companies provided 12 sedans BMW 7 series to be used by the airports of the holding. For BMW Group Russia this is the first experience of direct interaction with regional airports, in which the car-maker acts as the exclusive  partner and shuttle-services supplier.

  - Interaction with BMW Group Russia implies not just using cars for transportation of passengers, but also use of the manufacturer's brand in decoration of VIP-terminals. “The interest of BMW Group Russia in such format of cooperation with regional airports once more confirms, that we have achieved a really high level of passenger service”, notes Tatjana Bateneva, director for non-aviation  commerce at the Managing Company “Aeroporty regionov”.

Today this service may be used by the clients of just four Russian airports, forming part of “Aeroporty regionov” holding.

 

“Turkish Airlines” begins flights Samara-Istanbul

Flagship airline of the Republic of Turkey “Turkish Airlines” will carry passengers of “Kurumoch” International Airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding) on the route Samara-Istanbul. The first flight is planned for April 11, 2017. Further on there will be 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 tariffs and carriage terms is available on the official web-site  www.turkishairlines.com.

“We are glad to welcome the new regular carrier in the airport of Samara. This airline has many times been recognized as the best in Europe. No doubt, passengers of “Kurumoch” international airport will duly appreciate not only the service onboard, but also the extensive route network of “Turkish Airlines”, as well as the possibilities provided by the airport of Istanbul for flights all over the world”, says Konstantin Bylinin, executive director of “Kurumoch” international airport” JSC.

 “Turkish Airlines” was established in 1933, and at that time it had the fleet of five planes. Today the airline has the 4-star status and is the member of “Star Alliance”, and its fleet consists of 335 planes (passenger and cargo planes).  The route network includes 296 destinations all over the world, of them 247 international and 49 domestic. In 2016 “Turkish Airlines” for the sixth time in a row was recognized by “Skytrax” as the “Best airline of Europe” and for the eighth time in a row as the “Best airline of the Southern Eupore”. In 2010 it came first in the category “Best economy class catering”, in 2013 and in 2014 – in the category “Best business class catering”. In 2016 it got the awards from “Skytrax” for the “Best business

 

More than a thousand dump trucks of snow were cleaned off from the airfield of the airport of Samara

From the beginning of December till the end of February the airfield service of  “Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding) cleaned off from the airfield 22 thousand cubic meters of snow, to which end the special-purpose transport (dump trucks and tractors with trailer cars) had to make more than a thousand of runs. The most strained period for the airport were last ten days of December and first ten days of January, when heavy precipitation was registered in the Samara region.

 - The main challenges in our work are related to constant traffic of airplanes, strict requirements as to the condition of the airfield and promptmess of cleaning. We work, when simultaneously there is a lot of special-purpose equipment and many employees on the airfield apron, and this requires increased attention, compliance with the rules of labour and technological discipline, as well as compliance with safety rules by all participants of the process”, tells Vasilij Dokuchaev, head of the airfield service of “Kurumoch” airport.

The airfield infrastructure is cleaned round o'clock, the area of the cleaned territory exceeds 600 thousand square meters, which is comparable with 70 football fields. That said, in accordance with existing rules, in order to maintain the flight worthiness of the airfield, the maximum height of fresh snow shall not exceed 12 mm. That is why, in case of first signs of snowfall, the equipment switches to the “patrol” mode, maintaining  the cleanness of the runway, taxi ways, parking places and airfield apron, irrespective of the time of the day.

 

“UVT AERO” airline begins flights from Samara to Perm, Salekhard, Khanty-Mansijsk and Surgut

“UVT AERO” airline launches regular flights from “Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding). The first flight on the route Samara-Perm is planned for the 1st of March. The flights will be performed on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The flights are made by the planes CRJ-200.

 The said airline will unite Samara with the cities of the Ural Federal District (regular flights with connection in Perm):

  • Samara – Khanty-Mansijsk on Mondays;

  • Khanty-Mansijsk - Samara on Thursdays;

  • Samara– Salekhard on Saturdays;

  • Salekhard -Samara on Mondays;

  • Samara– Surgut on Thursdays.

Ticket prices, carriage terms and flights schedule is available on the web-site of the airline. “UVT AERO” is the alirline of the republic of Tatarstan, which performs regular carriage of passengers. Base airports of “UVT AERO” are “Bugulma” airport and “Kazan” international airport. The fleet of the airline consists of 50-seat planes Bombardier CRJ-200.

 

International passenger traffic of the airport of Samara has increased by 70%

"Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding) during January of 2017 serviced 15% more passengers than during the same period of the last year – 159,6 thousand passengers compared to 138,9 thousand. The highest increase of the passenger traffic is observed at international flights, the increase amounted to 70%, in January these routes were used by 28 thousand passengers. The passenger traffic increase at domestic flights amounted to nearly 8%. In January of 2017 the airlines, making flights from the airport of Samara,  made 854 sorties.

It is notable, that the increase of the passenger traffic is due to the launching of new destinations during the winter season, the flights on which were not performed a year ago - Alma-Aty, Antalya, Tel-Aviv, Krabi (Thailand), as well as due to development of popular flights, such as Saint-Petersburg (+46%), Dubai (+63%), Sochi (+35%), Prague (+24%).

Please keep in mind, that the web-site of the airport of Samara in the section “Tourism” http://samara.aero/ru/turizm contains monitoring of the prices of travel products with departure from Samara. Analysis of prices for package tours shows, that the price of many travel products with departure from Samara and from Moscow is practically the same, but in the latter case one will have to add the price of the flight Samara-Moscow-Samara to the budget of the trip.

 

The passengers of the airport of Samara have carried more than 16.5 mln kg of luggage

Ground handling service of “Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding) during the year processed 1 173 120 luggage pieces, with the total weight of 16 556 019 kg.

Outgoing passengers registered as luggage 587 113 suitcases and bags which in aggregate weight  8 285 321 kg. Arriving travellers took from the belt of the luggage carousel 586 007 pieces of luggage with the total weight of 8 270 698 kg. The average weight of one suitcase of a passenger of the Samara airport-15 kg.

The airport statistics also includes “luggage geography”. Thus, among the flights to the South-Eastern Asia most of the suitcases belong to the passengers, who travel to Bangkok, on the post-USSR territory the leaders are Dushanbe and OSH, on domestic Russian flights — Moscow and Sochi. The largest amount of luggage is processed at the height of the holiday season in July and the least  - in February.

“The passengers don't see the whole zone of the luggage package area, the size of which is comparable with the registration hall. Four luggage carousels are hidden beside the customary registration stalls. The suitcase, registered for the flight, travels on average 75 meters along the carousel. Then it is unloaded on the luggage towing car, depending on the parking place of the aircraft, the suitcase may further travel along the airfield apron the distance of up to 2 km, until it gets onboard the airplane”, tells Vyacheslav Gorshkov, head of the ground handling service of “Kurumoch” international airport.

Unloading one domestic flight takes up to 15 minutes, international — up to  25 minutes (the time is counted not from the moment of landing which is indicated on the  information board, but from the moment of parking of the airplane). Loading luggage takes a little more time: it begins right after ending of registration, and all luggage must be onboard the plane not later that 10 minutes before dispatch of the plane.

 

Start of sale of tickets for the direct flight Samara-Istanbul

Tirkish airline “Atlasglobal” has started selling tickets for regular direct flights from  “Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding). The first flight on the route Istanbul-Samara is planned for March 10, 2017.

Before the ending of the fall-winter navigation there will be two flights to Samara a week-  on Tuesdays and Fridays at 22.45, flights from Samara - on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7.00 am local time. When the spring-summer navigation begins, the frequency of the flights increases. Thus, beginning with the 26th of March the flight Istanbul-Samara will be performed every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 22.10. The return flights are every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 4.55. It is planned to use Àirbus 321 airplane for carriage of passengers. Detailed information about ticket prices and carriage terms is available on the web-site of the arline https://www.atlasglb.com/en

“Atlasjet Airlines” was founded on March 14, 2001 in Turkey, the first flight took place on June 1, 2001. Beginning with 2015, after rebranding, the company has the name   “Atlasglobal”. The route network of the airline includes both domestic flights and flights to the cities of Northern Cyprus, Europe, Asia and Middle East. The fleet of “Atlasglobal” consists of 27 airplanes: 1 Àirbus 319, 9 Àirbus 320 and 17 Àirbus321.

“At present there is increased activity of Turkish airlines in the destination of Russia. In the destination Samara-Istanbul the slots were requested and confirmed to four Turkish airlines, one of which has already started selling tickets. Nearly the same picture is at the destination Samara-Antalya”, clarifies  Sergej Dotsenko, director for development of aviation business at the Managing company “Aeroporty regionov” JSC.

 

“Kurumoch” international airport held the study of preferences of its passengers

“Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding) held the sociological study in order to know better its passengers, degree of their satisfaction with the services rendered by the airport. About one thousand passengers of domestic and international flights were polled in the course of the study.

Thus, about 60% of passengers - people 25-44 years of age. 37% named the business trip as the purpose of the domestic flight, 28% - vacation, 24% - visits to relatives and friends, living in other cities. The picture at international routes was completly different -more than 80% took a flight to have a rest. One in ten passengers of the Samara airport takes domestic flights once a month, one in five - 2-3 times a month. But there were also first-time passengers – this is 8,5% of the polled passengers, and the amount of such passengers increased nearly three times in comparison with the last year. One in five passengers uses international flights once in 6 months, and more than a half of all polled passengers - once a year. That said, 28% of passengers prefer to take flights without luggage, the rest take luggage with them. According to 23 passengers, the counter at the airport is the most convenient mode of registration for the flight.

Travellers highly value the cafes and restaurants on the territory of the airport. The airport constantly perfects the quality of service and increases the level of service, today in Kurumoch there are 6 coffee bars and restaurants, more than 10 shops, pharmacy, one bank branch, 5 ATMs. The most popular services among the passengers are: packing of luggage, coffee and snacks selling machines, as well as ATMs. Among the services, which the polled passengers plan to use in the future– ordering food onboard, reservation of tours and advance orders with duty free shops.

“For the development of the airport it is very important to understand who are your passengers, how they change, what are they satisfied with, what is to be improved. That is why we hold such a study every year. The passenger passes about 130 minutes in the terminal, and he/she should feel comfortable”, summarizes Konstantin Bylinin, executive director of “Kurumoch” international airport” JSC.

 

Flying from Samara to Russian resorts has become more often

“Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of Airports of Regions holding) has summed up the results of operation during the year of 2016. From January till December the services of the airport were used by 2 092 042 passengers, which is 5% less than the aggregate passenger traffic for the previous year. During the whole year the positive dynamics was deminstrated by the passenger traffic on domestic Russian routes, by the end of the year the passenger traffic amounted to 1754 463 passengers (+13%), international flights were used by 337 579 passengers (- 48%).

In 2016 airlines performed 23,9 thousand take-off and landing operations. The flights were made in 120 destinations, out of which 51 are regular ones. Last year the airport of Samara on a regular basis cooperated with 31 airlines.

According to the data of airport statistics, Moscow destination retains its popularity, the passenger traffic on flights to Moscow during 2016 increased by 15% and amounted to 1195 859 passengers. The second place as per the popularity belongs traditionally to Saint-Petersburg, however last year the passenger traffic became less (146 591 passengers, -14%). It is the first time that the third place belongs to the Russian resort city of Sochi, the traffic in this destination actually increased three times from 26,7 thousand passengers in 2015 to 82,3 thousand in 2016. There is one more Russian resort in the top-5 of the most popular destinations of the last year. Giving way to Surgut (65,6 thousand passengers), Simferopol is the last in the top-five of the destinations in respect of the passenger traffic with the figure of 55,1 thousand passengers (+58%).

It is worth mentioning, that last year the passenger traffic to Russian resorts actually doubled. Sochi, Simferopol, Anapa, Gelendzhik, and Mineralye Vody were chosen as the place of rest by 154,9 thousand passengers. The amount of holiday-makers abroad is higher - 207,8 thousand passengers. However, this traffic was secured by 20 destinations.

The airlines, making flights from Samara, noticeably expanded their route networks. Thus, in 2016 “Rusline” airline launched direct flights to Tyumen, Rostov-on-Don, Gelendzhik, as well as transfer flights to Novyj Urengoj, Nadym, Noyabrsk. “Ural airlines” implemented the large-scale program of flights across CIS countries (Dushanbe, Erevan, OSH) and non-CIS countries (Tivat, Burgas, Dubai, Tel-Aviv).  “Saratov airlines” started carrying passengers on the route Samara-Mineralnye vody. In 2016 the airport of Samara for the first time implemented the international transfer technology, the debut flight was on the route Moscow-Samara-Alma-Aty of the “Pobeda” airline.

“Objectively, the year was not a simple one, but we worked in a decent way. In 2016 the passengers called the airport of Samara one of the best in the country, which, no doubt, is very pleasant. I am sure that we' ll approach the anniversary — 60 years from the moment of opening of the airport in December 2017- with significant increase of all operational indicators”, - underlines Konstantin Bulinin, executive director of “Kurumoch” international airport” JSC.

 

Results of operation of “Kurumoch” international airport during New Year holidays

“Kurumoch” international airport (forms part of member of Airports of Regions) has summed up the results of operation during the period of New Year holidays. From December 30, 2016 till January 9, 2017 inclusive, the operating services of the airport serviced 59 266 passengers. This exceeds by 17% the number of passengers serviced during the same period of 2015-2016. Significant growth was observed in respect of international routes; it amounts to 73%.

From December 30, 2016 till January 9, 2017 airlines made 627 flights in Samara destination, and the airport services processed 522 tons of luggage, which is 15% more than two years before. The most popular domestic destinations were Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Surgut, Sochi, as well as the flight to Alma-Aty. As for international routes, the leaders as per the passenger traffic were Prague, Dubai, Krabi (Thailand), Helsinki, Goa (India).

 

In the year 2012 Kurumoch International Airport successfully improved all its main business figures. The number of handled passengers during the last 12 months was 9% up.

In 2012 Samara Airport welcomed 1 890 483 passengers and experienced strong growth of 9% comparing with the previous year. Thereby the annual passenger flow of the airport is closely approaching the 2 million mark. Kurumoch Airport specialists are sure that the traffic figures could be higher but unfortunately the lack of terminal capacity is considered to be one of the main limiting factors for today.
 
The last year filled up the aviation business market of the Samara Region with a number of new airlines. The Greek carrier “Astra Airlines” officially integrated its flights to Thessaloniki; “Ak Bars Aero” connected Samara with Kazan and Sochi on a regular basis; “NordStar Airlines” launched regular flights to Norilsk and Rostov. The weekly frequency of flights between Samara and Ekaterinburg increased from 7 to 10 because of “RusLain” airline which now joined “Ural Airlines” and “UTair” already serving this regular destination. Moreover two biggest Russian airlines “Aeroflot” and “S7 Airlines” offered more flights on the popular Samara-Moscow route. So the total number of flights to the Russian capital is now amounts to 12 departures per day. In 2012 Kurumoch Airport also enriched the choice of leisure destinations for Samara tourists by adding such new cities as Aqaba (Jordan), Sharjah (UAE) and Burgas (Bulgaria).
 
Other figures of the Airport business activity during the year 2012 have also increased recently. Kurumoch Airport saw 21 096 aircraft movements, recording a 5% growth when compared with the year 2011. The MTOW was up 3 percentage points over the year-ago period and amounted to 1 362 188 tones. Air cargo and mail demand was significantly stronger by 11% (4 746 tones) compared to the previous year.
 
Such airlines as "UTair", "Aeroflot - Russian Airlines", “Orenair”, “Ural Airlines” and “S7 Airlines" showed the most considerable increase in 2012.
 

Kurumoch offers new discount program for the airlines

The special discount system was implemented at Samara airport in order to attract new airlines as well as to support those which are now operating in the Samara Region. It provides discounts for the carriers which are going to launch new flights or increase the frequency on the existing destinations.

Discount program requirements and conditions are publicly available and stay the same for all the airlines. The discounts will cover some of the airport charges. Passenger flights launched on the new destinations will be given up to 60% discount during the fist two years, additional flights on the existing destinations will get 40% off, at the same time a special discount for any cargo flight will amount to 40%.

The new program will help not only to make flight geography much wider by adding new destinations but also to attract new carriers to Kurumoch airport and increase the transfer passenger flow and main traffic figures in general.

Incentive program for airlines has been successfully operating at Koltsovo airport since 2009. The carriers are able to bring commercial risks down; at the same time the passengers get best available rates and more opportunities for choosing the preferable destination.

 

Kurumoch International airport announced its global traffic results for 11 months of the year 2012. The number of welcomed passengers is approaching the 2 million mark.

SAMARA airport

During the January-November period of 2012 Samara Airport handled 1 750 066 passengers recording the 8.6% growth compared to the year-ago period.  The number of passengers who travelled on regular and charter flights from Samara considerably climbed. Kurumoch airport saw 1 034 419 checked-in domestic passengers (+4.6%) and 715 654 international travelers (+15%).  

Most of the tourists in the last 11 months flew to such Russian cities as Moscow, St. Petersburg and Surgut while those who travelled abroad preferred Dubai, Prague, Frankfurt as well as such leisure destinations as Antalya, Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh.  

The expected passenger flow of Samara Airport by the end of the year will closely approach the 2 million mark.  

Together with the passenger traffic through Kurumoch, other figures of that period have also increased recently. Mail and cargo traffic (together with transit) was up by 11% year-on-year and amounted to 4 311.2 tones. During the last 11 months the airlines performed 19 494 aircraft movements demonstrating the 5.2% rise when compared with the corresponding period in 2011. The MTOW result recorded at Kurumoch International Airport amounted to 1 255 617 tones that is about 3.5% higher than in the last year. 

Such carriers as UTair”, ”Aeroflot - Russian Airlines”, “S7 Airlines”,“Orenair”, “Ural Airlines” experienced the most sizeable growth in the figures of January-November period 2012.  

 

Samara Airport outfitted its passengers with free Wi-Fi access in the passenger terminal

Today all air travelers departing from Kurumoch International Airport can enjoy high speed wireless Internet connection in the common lounges, check-in counters and Business Lounge for free. The 4 Mbps connection speed is now available for all the laptop users waiting for their flight in the passenger terminal.

The Internet service was implemented by the Airport in cooperation with “Samara-Transtelecom” CJSC. Wireless networks of this Company fulfill all the modern connection requirements and are well known for their wide coverage and safety.

In the future Kurumoch Airport is planning to expand the Wi-Fi coverage area and enlarge the range of high technology services for its passengers.

 

The CITA DCS check-in system was put in operation at Kurumoch Airport

The SITA Departure Control System (SITA DCS) that is an automatic passenger and baggage check-in system implemented at Kurumoch International Airport is now used as a main departure control system of the Airport.

One of the key advantages of the SITA DCS is a capability of through check-in of transfer passengers who have to change their flights on the way of their journey. A transfer passenger who has checked in and dropped the baggage in Samara will get it at the destination point. Thereby the system helps to shorten flight connection time and relieves the passengers of the necessity to pick up the baggage and check in again at transfer airport.

Besides, implementation of new system is currently important due to electronic tickets popularity. The program keeps in touch with the airlines’ booking systems and automatically makes the list of passengers who bought the tickets via the Internet.

The SITA DCS is compatible with any booking system and is able to check in passengers and their baggage, perform the aircraft balance and prepare the relevant documentation in accordance with international standards. Implementation of new system upgrades Kurumoch International Airport by changing the local check-in system to the centralized check-in control system for passengers and their baggage.

Kurumoch Airport appreciates the airlines’ suggestions and introduces the latest modern technologies of handling process in order to improve the passenger service quality and optimize the work of air carriers operating in the Samara Region. For these purposes Samara airport is also operating such automatic host check-in systems as “SABRE”, “Regina”, “Astra” and “Pictures”.

 

Kurumoch International Airport implemented the World Tracer automatic baggage tracing system

Multifunctional worldwide system called “World Tracer” is a service provided for automatic tracking of lost or mishandled baggage.

Today the World Tracer system developed by SITA and IATA integrates about 90% of international air traffic organizations including more than 440 airlines and 2200 airports all over the world that makes the baggage tracking process more effective.

The automatic global system helps to find the lost baggage very easy and quickly. In case a passenger did not find his baggage on arrival, he should refer to baggage handling agent and show the baggage tag. After that the act of baggage non-delivery shall be drawn up specifying all the external baggage characteristics such as color, shape, material, labels, wheels or handles availability, as well as the owner information and others.

All the abovementioned information is recorded into the common World Tracer database. At the same time the baggage handling agent who has found out an unclaimed baggage in another airport fills in a standard file describing the baggage itself and detection circumstances. The system immediately starts an automatic search process comparing all the lost and unclaimed baggage files. The baggage tracing specialists of the troubled airports get the relevant massage and process the received information. They should decide if it is the same suitcase or just a similar one. In case of coincidence of lost and unclaimed baggage information the airports arrange the suitcase delivery to the appropriate passenger. Usually this baggage is rushed on the nearest flight.

All the aviation experts are sure that implementation and modernization of such tracking systems not only optimize the baggage tracing process but also decrees the possibility of baggage lost during the air transportation.

 

Kurumoch International Airport renovated its comfort lounges for passengers

Business Lounge is a comfort area designed in unusual sport style by using corporate symbols and attributes of famous Samara football club “Krylya Sovetov”. Comfort lounge guests will be provided with soft furniture, bar, up-to-date newspapers and magazines, plasma TV-set, flight information display boards as well as free WI-FI connection.

 A passenger can check-in for the flight and register his baggage in “Krylya Sovetov” lounge as well as choose one of the available seats in the aircraft cabin according to its preference. All the visitors are delivered on board in a dedicated bus.

 Arriving passengers are also welcome to use Business Lounge services; they will get a separate bus on arrival and priority collection of luggage. 

Business lounge is open for passengers of any service class. The service charge for departing passengers is RUB 2000. Business class passengers as well as participants of loyalty programs of some carriers are allowed to use the Business Lounge free of charge.       

The second comfort lounge is VIP Lounge which offers full service for passengers and their welcomers but also provides a conference room for business negotiations. The VIP clients are delivered on board in an executive-class car.  

Both comfort lounges (Business and VIP) are located on the ground floor of passenger terminal. 

For more information please refer to the “Business Lounge” page on our web-site.

 

Kurumoch airport reported the results of its business activity over the first ten months of 2012

In January-October 2012 period Kurumoch International Airport (“Airports of Regions” holding company) handled 1 605 036 passengers and saw passenger demand expand by 8.5%. Both domestic and international sectors recorded traffic growth of 4.5% and 14.9% respectively.

The strongest passenger flow rise appeared in such regular domestic destinations as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Yekaterinburg while the most popular international flights were to Prague, Dubai, and Frankfurt. Moreover regular flights from Samara airport to foreign countries experienced the most significant traffic growth in the first 10 months of 2012, up 17% year-on-year.

Starting from May 2012 the new charter programme offers international flights from Kurumoch airport to famous resort cities. Over the above mentioned period the greatest number of tourists preferred to travel to Antalya, Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh and Barcelona.

Together with the passenger traffic through Kurumoch, other figures of that period have also increased recently. The Airport recorded 17 846 aircraft movements which is an increase of 5.4% when compared with the last year period. The MTOW figure was 3.6% above previous-year levels and amounted to 1 148 905 tons. The total volume of mail and cargo (including transit) surged 11.4% year over year resulting in 4 008.8 tons.

Such carriers as "UTair", Aeroflot - Russian Airlines", “Orenair”, “Ural Airlines” and “S7 Airlines", showed the most notable increase in the figures of January-October period of 2012.

 

 

 

Kurumoch moves to winter season schedule

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During the period of autumn/winter 2012-2013 navigation (from October till March) the passengers of Kurumoch International Airport are welcome to fly directly to Russia’s North Region, the Urals, Central and European parts of our country, States of the former Soviet Union (Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Uzbekistan) as well as Middle East and Europe.

Moscow destination still reserves the highest regularity of flights. During the upcoming season this route will be operated by “Transaero”, “UTair”, “S7 Airlines” and “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines”. Besides, “Aeroflot” and “S7 Airlines” are planning to launch one more additional flight each. Therefore, the passengers will be able to choose the best departure and arrival times in order to arrange their business meetings or further journeys all around the world.

Kurumoch will also handle more flights to Yekaterinburg. The number of flights per week will be increased up to 10 instead of 7.  ”RusLine” will now operate its flights twice a day on Mondays and Fridays (mornings and evenings) but also will offer one flight per day on Wednesdays and Sundays. Yekaterinburg destination is also operated regularly by “UTair” and “Ural Airlines”.  

The residents of the Samara Region will get the opportunity of choosing connection flights via Yekaterinburg to Ufa, Bloyarsky, Tashkent, Novosibirsk and Mirny on Mondays; to Perm, Surgut, Bangkok, Osh and Bishkek on Wednesdays; to Perm, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Bishkek, Chita and Dushanbe on Fridays.

The flights from Samara to Dushanbe operated by “Ural Airlines” will also become more frequent. Starting from November 2013 this destination will be available for passengers twice a week. 

Kurumoch charter flight programme in the following season will be much more intensive than it used to be. Flights to Egypt will depart from Samara airport 7 times a week instead of 4 flights last winter. There will be more charters to India and UAE; together with the existing regular flights to Dubai tour operators are launching additional charter flights to this resort city. It is also planned to connect Samara with Sharjah which is now becoming more popular among Russian tourists. By the way the flight programme of Kurumoch airport will be filled up with such newcomers as Israel and Jordan, the tourists will have an opportunity to visit the holy places as well as to spend their vacation on the Dead Sea resorts. Moreover starting from this autumn Samara tourists will be welcome on board of the planes flying to Aqaba, which is a famous health resort in Jordan located on the Red Sea not far from Israel city Eilat.   

The autumn/winter season schedule of Kurumoch International Airport will operate starting from October 28, 2012.

 

In the first nine months Kurumoch passenger traffic climbed 8.2% year-on-year.

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Kurumoch International Airport announced global traffic results for January-September period of the year 2012 showing a general upward trend in both domestic and international destination.

During the above stated period Samara Airport handled 1 441 715 passengers and saw 8.2% growth in comparison with the relevant 2011 results. Domestic demand was 3.7% bigger than it was a year ago while international passenger flow rose 15.3%. Such Russian cities as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Yekaterinburg were the most attractive for passengers in the last nine months. Most of the tourists who traveled abroad preferred to fly to Prague, Dubai and Frankfurt but also chose such leisure destinations as Antalya, Hurghada and Barcelona. 

Other Airport operating figures have also jumped comparing with the previous year period. Mail and cargo business (together with transit) expanded by 13.5% year-over-year (3 597 tones). At the same time MTOW was up 2.8% (1 029 593 tones) and the number of aircraft movements amounted to 15 994 which is an increase of 13.5% when compared with January-September period of 2011. 

Such carriers as "UTair", "S7 Airlines", "Aeroflot - Russian Airlines", “Orenair” and “Ural Airlines”  showed the most notable increase in the thirst 9 months of the year  2012.

 

 

Kurumoch participated in the XI International Investment Forum “Sochi-2012”

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Kurumoch International Airport took part in the activities of the XI International Investment Forum “Sochi-2012” as one of the Samara Region representatives who demonstrated the most attractive investment projects of our region. 

The project of the new terminal building of Kurumoch airport which now belongs to the holding company called “Regional Airports” is one of the most meaningful and challenging investment projects of the Samara Region.

The Forum “Sochi-2012” was held on September 20-23 with the support of the Ministry of Economic Development (Russia), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Russia), the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Russia), Sberbank of Russia and the Krasnodar Region Administration.

This year the investment forum in Sochi was visited by the official representatives of 28 countries such as Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, France, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

 

Kurumoch passenger traffic in the first eight months of 2012 reported growth of 8.6% while international passenger volume increased by more than 17% year-on-year

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During the first eight months the Airport handled 1 247 779 passengers, a 8.6% increase compared to the figures recorded in the relevant period of 2011.
 
The traffic of international travellers continued to surge ahead with growth of 17.1%, the number of such tourists amounted to 509 114. The most considerable increase in the international sector (21.4%) in the figures of January-August period was on the regular routes to Prague, Dubai and Frankfurt as well as near abroad capitals Dushanbe, Yerevan and Tashkent. International charter flights demand was 14.3% higher than the year-ago eight months. The most popular tourist cities were Antalya, Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh and Barcelona.
 
The upward trend in the domestic sector continued in the previous eight months with a 3,5% year-on-year increase. Overall during this period Kurumoch International Airport handled 738 365 domestic passengers. The greatest number of passengers preferred to travel from Samara to Moscow, St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg.
 
Other operating figures of Samara Airport have also increased recently. Kurumoch cargo business (mail and cargo together with transit) in the figures of the last eight months was 14.4% better than it was a year ago (3 173 tones). The number of aircraft movements was 14 012, which is 4.5% more than in the first eight months of 2011.
 
Such airlines as “UTair”, “Orenair”, “Ural Airlines” and “S7 Airlines” demonstrated the most considerable increase in January-August 2012.
 
 

Kurumoch International Airport has successfully completed its ISO 9001:2008 recertification audit of Quality Management System

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This year the compliance audit was started on August 20 and lasted for three days. It was conducted by the auditors of Bureau Veritas Certification Russia, a worldwide leader in certification service. The company’s experts carried out the recertification audit in almost all the handling, aerodrome and flight support services of the Airport as well as advanced training services provided at the Aviation Training Centre. Among the Quality Management System (QMS) strengths noted by the experts are the Airport’s smoothly running work activity management, the use of automatic systems in operational management and effective documentation procedures.

The head of the Airport’s Quality Department Valentina Filina said: “It is the third ISO 9001 recertification cycle for Kurumoch International Airport. During this long period of time the QMS has been fully integrated into the general management system of the Airport. Conformity with the international quality standard gives us an opportunity to maintain high-quality level of services and successfully satisfy the needs of the airlines and other aviation customers providing the regularity and safety of flights. Positive characteristic given by the independent certification authorities is undoubtedly one of the most important indicators of the Airport competitiveness and customer-oriented approach.”

Kurumoch International Airport was primarily certified byBureau Veritas Certification in accordance with ISO 9001 in 2006. The ISO 9001:2008 certification is valid for a period of 3 years and then other surveillance audits are conducted annually. The next compliance audit will take place in 2013.

 

Kurumoch Results for July

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In July 2012 Kurumoch International Airport handled 204 793 passengers, a 4.6% increase year-on-year. For the last 7 months the airport welcomed 1 038 146 passengers which is almost 10% increase compared with the same period last year. 

The most considerable traffic growth was demonstrated on the international regular flights.  The passenger volume in July grew by 10.5% (30 878 pax) as compared with prior year period. In the figures of the last 7 months the number of international tourists was up by 23.7% and amounted to 174 096 passengers. 

In July 2012 the domestic flow increased by 0.4% (109 698 pax), and as for January-July period the augmentation was 4.1% (629 482 pax) when compared with the year 2011. 

The greatest number of domestic flight passengers was recorded on such destinations as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhnevartovsk and Krasnoyarsk.  The sharp increase of passenger volume was marked on the routes to Yekaterinburg and St. Petersburg as compared with July 2011. 

The most popular foreign destinations were Prague, Tel-Aviv, Kiev and the near abroad cities as well as such tourist cities as Barcelona, Dalaman, Heraklion, Rodos, Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh. 

Together with the passenger traffic through Samara Airport, other figures have also increased recently.  In July Kurumoch handled 398 tones of freight and cargo (together with transit), 12.5% more than in the same month of the last year. In the first 7 months of 2012 the above stated figure amounted to 2 712.3 tones (+17.3%).

Such carriers as “Ural Airlines”, “Transaero” , “Rossiya”, “S7 Airlines”, “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” showed the most considerable increase in the figures of July 2012.

 

Kurumoch International Airport releases its traffic figures for the first six months of 2012, which showed an increase of 11.3% in passenger traffic, when compared to the same period last year.

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Kurumoch handled 833,353passengers in the first half of this year, registering a growth of 11.3% overthe same period last year. The growth in passenger traffic was recorded in allthe traffic segments, both domestic and international, and in H1 2012 itamounted to 519,784 (+5.2%) and313,569 (+23.1%), respectfully. 

Regularinternational routes that experienced the most growth in H1 2012 were Moscow,St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Krasnoyarsk, while the most popular leisureinternational destinations were Antalya, Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada and Bangkok. 

With this continuing positive trend, passengertraffic volume through Kurumoch Airport is expected tocross the milestone of 1 million this year in July and to handle its 1.5 millionannual passengers in early October. By the end of this year, passenger trafficthrough Samara is projected to be close to 2 million. 

Togetherwith that, other figures have also increased recently. In the first six monthsof 2012, Kurumoch reported its cargo and mail traffic growth as the Airporthandled 2,314.3 tons of cargo (including transit cargo), an increase of 18.2%over the same level recorded in the comparable prior year period. During thefirst half-year period Kurumoch recorded 9,820 aircraft movements, representinga 8.3% increase over the same period in 2011. In terms of MTOW, ittotaled 635,142 tons, which is an increase of 3.7% compared to the same periodlast year. 

Such carriers as “UTair”, ”Aeroflot - Russian Airlines”, “S7 Airlines”,“Orenair”, “Ural Airlines” showed the most considerable increase in the figuresfor H1 2012.

 

The Board of Directors of Kurumoch International Airport elected a new director general of the Company.

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OnJune 29, 2012 Nikolay Ulyanov, a new Director General of Samara Airport(Kurumoch), was introduced to its stuff. Up to now he worked as CEO of ZAO “Koltsovo-Invest”.In accordance with the board members official decision as of June 27, 2012 Mr.Ulyanov will hold this position at Kurumoch for the next 3 years. The electionof the new director had been initiated earlier by ZAO “Kurumoch-Invest” (RenovaGroup of Company), the owner of 71.18% of the Airport shares and the maininvestor of Samara Airport developmentproject. 

NikolayUlyanov said, “Assignment to this position of Director General of the Airport,which ranks among top ten Russia’s airports, is a huge responsibility. I’m surethat my work experience at Koltsovo Airport will help metogether with the Kurumoch team to execute the project of widespread airportreconstruction within the time limits pointed out by the shareholders andSamara Region Government. High-priority tasks will include new passengerterminal construction, optimization of airport business activities andinterconnection of Kurumoch Airport with otherairports of Renova as well as implementation of new corporate standards”.

During themeeting, Director General of Koltsovo Airport, EvgenyChudnovsky, who supervises the foundation of Regional Airports ManagementCompany in Renova Group of Companies also presented to the Airport stuff thestrategy of Kurumoch future development.

Leonid Shvarts, ex-director general of Samara Airport,was awarded with the appreciation letter of Samara Region Governor where his contributionto the Airport development and main company figures growth were mentioned.  

Olga Serova, Director General of Samara RegionDevelopment Corporation, noticed that starting from today, the operating controlof the airport activities as well as the responsibility for successful implementationof investment programme was totally given to the new investor.  

AdditionalInformation: 

NikolayUlyanov was born on July 26, 1979.  In 2001 he graduated from Ural State Law Academy.For more than 10 years Mr. Ulyanov has been dealing with corporate businessdevelopment and legal support of Renova Group projects. Since2007 he headed the Legal Department of OAO “Koltsovo-Invest”.  Since 2009 and up to now Mr. Ulyanov has actedas Deputy Director General for corporate development of KoltsovoAirport, as well as Head of KoltsovoRepresentative Office in Moscowand Director General of ZAO “Koltsovo-Invest”. He is married. He speaks Russianand English.

 

Kurumoch International Airport welcomed a delegation of the Russia 2018 Organizing Committee, together with a group of FIFA experts


SAMARA airportAdelegation of senior officials from the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Local Organizing Committee and experts from FIFA visited Samaraon 21 June as part of the process of selecting the cities that will be hostingmatches at FIFA’s showpiece event.

 

Duringtheir visit the members of the inspection commission visited all the places andfacilities of Samara Region which are intended to be involved in 2018 WorldCup. Kurumoch International Airportwas among them. The experts were introduced to the presentation devoted tofuture prospects of the airport facilities development including the newpassenger terminal construction. 

Samarais the next-to-last city in the inspection tour round the 2018 FIFA World cuphost city candidates. 

Asfor today, 13 Russian cities are participating in the selection for hostingfootball matches in 2018. Russia 2018 Organizing Committee has developed aspecial five-criteria system in order to make a selection procedure moreobjective. Such important aspects as current provision of the candidate citieswith infrastructure facilities, social and economic level, investment programmefor future tournament preparation, 2018 World Cup concept as well as efficientuse of the tournament heritage are under consideration.

The finallist of host cities for Russia 2018 will be announced in September 2012.

 

Kurumoch International Airport has tabulated the results of its business activity for May 2012. The Airport demonstrates the dynamic growth in all the main figures in spite of the aerodrome reconstruction process in operation.

 

For the month, Kurumoch handled 159,157 passengers in total which is an increase of 7.8% overthe same period last year.

 

The most considerablegrowth was again recorded on the international flights, the number of suchtravelers increased 18.5% compared to May 2011. Moreover such destinations as Dubai, Prague, Tel-Aviv,Frankfurt as well as Baku, Yerevan,Dushanbe and Tashkent showed the significant increase+27.7% in passenger traffic figures.

Thenumber of passengers handled by the Airport on charter international routesincreased by 13.2% as compared with the same period last year.  The mostpopular tourist destinations in May were Heraklion, Barcelona,Antalya,Monastir, Larnaca, Dalaman, Sharm el-Sheikh and others.

Thetotal number of domestic travellers flying through Samara was up 0.8% andamounted to 90,360. Most of these passengers decided to travel to Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, St. Petersburg and Moscow.

Togetherwith the passenger traffic through Samara Airport, other figureshave also increased recently. In May 2012, mail and cargo traffic, includingtransit cargo, amounted to 400.2 tons, demonstrating growth by 13.9% over thelevel recorded in the comparable prior year period. The figures of aircraftmovements increased by 5.6 % and amounted to 1,816.  

Such carriers as “Aeroflot - Russian Airlines”,“Ural Airlines”, “Orenburg Airlines”, “S7 Airlines”, “UTair”, “Rossiya”,“Transaero”  and “Flydubai”  showed the most considerable increase in thefigures of May 2012. Kurumoch International Airporttogether with air carriers have been constantly striving to widen their routenetwork as well as to increase the frequency of flights on the existingdestinations.

 

Kurumoch International Airport has won the first prize in Production Development nomination within the framework of the contest The Best Airport of the Year 2011 among CIS Countries (the Association Airport of CIS Civil Aviation).


Whilechoosing the best airports such aspects as complex company developmentincluding production activities and material and technical facilitiesmodernization, as well as implementation of new technologies, economic andfinancial affairs and investment project execution were under consideration.  All the participants were judged by competentexpert board which consisted of aviation authorities’ representatives, membersof Association Airport CA Executive Board as well as civil aviationspecialists and scientists.

Accordingto competitive selection results Kurumoch International Airportwas recognized as one of the best airports. The Airport was awarded theCertificate of Honour For Significant Contribution to Its ProductionDevelopment and got a special cupas The Best Airport of the Year among CIS Countries.

Thishigh appreciation of Kurumoch Airport would beunattainable without all the modern technologies which were implemented by theAirport management during the last year. In 2011 Kurumoch developed its integrated aviation security system,modernized its communication network equipment, obtained new passenger andaircraft handling equipment but also improved IS Airport automated control system.

Thecontest The Best Airport of the Year among CIS Countries is yearly carried out by Association Airportof CIS CA. This contest gives to CIS airports a greatchance for successful development and competitive strength, passenger handlingand flight safety upgrading as well as infrastructure modernization.

 

Greece carrier Astra Airlines is launching its seasonal tourist flights from Samara to Thessaloniki since June 2012.


SAMARA airportThe plane will leave Thessalonikiat 07:10 and will arrive to Samara at 12:00. Tourists from Samara will departfrom Kurumoch InternationalAirport at the same day at 13:40 andwill get to Thessalonikiat 16:40 (local time for each airport is pointed here).

Theflights will be operated each Friday on A-320 aircraft.

Formore details concerning Samara-Thessaloniki fly tickets availability and costsplease refer to travel agencies of Samara.

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Astra Airlines is a Greececarrier based at Macedonia International Airportof the city of Thessaloniki.The airline has launched its operations since 2008. As for today the AstraAirlines fleet consists of Airbus-320 and BAe-146 aircraft.

The carrier flies to the cities of Greece,Israel, Spain and Ukraineas well as Russiabeginning from the year 2011.

 

Kurumoch International Airport continues raising its performance indicators. The number of passengers handled at the Airport in April 2012 rose by 9.2% while international passenger flow increased by 23.3% when compared with last year.

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Overall,133 827 passengers were handled by the Airport in April of this year (+9.2%). Along with that, thegreatest increase in passenger traffic through the Airport is recorded on the internationalscheduled flights which was up by 23.3% as compared with the same period lastyear; the number of passengers who traveled abroad amounted to44 259.  The most populardestinations were Dubai, Prague,Dushanbe and Frankfurt.

The regular domestic flights that experienced thegreatest passenger flow were the flights between Samara and Moscow,St. Petersburgand Yekaterinburg.

Together with the passengertraffic through Samara Airport, other figureshave also increased recently. In April 2012 mail and cargo traffic,including transit cargo, amounted to 457.7 tons, demonstrating growth by 22.8%over the level recorded in the comparable prior year period. Forthe last month the Airport recorded 1 616 aircraft movements, up 7.4% fromthe number of take-offs and landings operated during the above period last year.As for maximum take-off weight (MTOW) it totaled 104 834, which is an increase of9.4%.

Such carriers as “UTair”,“Aeroflot - Russian Airlines” and “S7 Airlines” showed the most considerable increasein the figures of April 2012. Kurumoch International Airporttogether with air carries is constantly striving to widen their route networkas well as to increase the frequency of flights on the existing destinations.

 

In the first quarter of 2012 Kurumoch International Airport has seen a passenger flow increase of 18% including a 37.7% growth of international passenger flow as compared with the same period last year.


A total of 353,268 passengers were handled by theAirport since January till March 2012, which is 17.9% more than the figure ofthe same prior year period. The most considerable growth of passenger flow wasrecorded on international flights (both scheduled and unscheduled),demonstrating +37.7% result when compared with the prior year period.  The number of tourists who preferred tochoose direct flights to Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh and Phuket has increased dramatically.At the same time, the most popular regular international flights were to Dubai, Prague and Frankfurt. The greatest number of domestic passengers washandled on Moscow and St. Petersburg destinations.

Otherfigures of the Airport business activity have also been raised. For the lastthree months Kurumoch recorded 4,400 aircraft movements, representing a 5.9%increase over the same period last year. In terms of maximum take-off weight(MTOW), it totaled 286,910 tons, which is an increase of 5.2% over the levelrecorded in the comparable period in 2011. Cargo and mail activities (includingtransit) also achieved positive results with a 14.2% increase, amounting to1,016.7 tons. 

Such carriers as  UTair, S7 Airlines, Aeroflot– Russian Airlines, OrenburgAirlines, Ural Airlines showed the most considerable increase in thefigures of January-March 2012. Kurumoch International Airporttogether with air carries is constantly striving to widen their route networkas well as to increase the frequency of flights on the existing destinations.

 

Kurumoch International Airport offers the new seasonal schedule for both international and domestic destinations during the summer period of 2012.

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Duringthe summer navigation period (since March till September) in 2012 together withalready existing destinations Kurumoch International Airport will offer to itspassengers new direct regular flights to a number of Russian cities. YamalAirlines, for example, will resume its flights to famous Russian resorts suchas Anapa and Sochi.At the same time NordStar Airlines is planning to launch the flights toRostov-on-Don as well as to operate weekly flights to Norilsk. Samara-Voronezh air navigation willbe carried out by Polet Airlines. Iraero will again welcome those passengers whowould like to visit Irkutsk. 

Besides,the flights to Moscowwill become more frequent during the next season. Today this populardestination is operated by five largest Russian airlines on a daily basis. Beginningfrom the end of March the frequency of Moscowflights will increase up to fourteen flights per day.

Thisyear Kurumoch InternationalAirport is going to continue itssuccessful collaboration with low-cost Wind Jet airline by resuming the regularflights from Samara to Riminiwhich is one of the most famous Italian resorts in the Adriatic seaside.

Insummer 2012 the route network of famous resorts will be widely expanded.  The number of tourist destinations coveredwith direct flights from Samara amounts to twenty. A few airlines will carryout traditional holiday flights from Samara to the cities of Turkey, Egypt,Greece, Spain, Italy,Croatia, Tunisia, Bulgariaand Thailand.Moreover starting from this summer season the Greek carrier Astra Airlines willoffer charter flights to Thessaliniki.

Werecommend the tourists to contact their travel agents in order to obtain morespecific information about the charter flights schedule. All the regularflights details are available on the official website of Kurumoch International Airport (Section ofFlight Schedules). These seasonal schedules will operate since March 25 tillthe end of October 2012. 

 

More flights to Moscow.

Startingform March 19, S7 Airlines arelaunching additional regular flights to Moscow.The scheduled air services between the two cities will be carried out daily(except Sunday) with A-319. Departing from Moscow(Domodedovo Airport) at 00.45 am passengers willarrive to Samara at 02:20 am. Those who prefer to leave Samara at 05:20 am willget to Moscowat 07:05 am. Thereby S7 Airlines increase the number of their regular flightsto the Russian capital up to four flights per day.

Transaerois also planning to make their flights to Moscowmore frequently starting from March 25. The airline has chosen Boeing-737-500for its second daily flight to Moscow.The plane will leave Moscow (Domodedovo Airport)at 08:50 am and will be in Samara at 10:15 am. Travelers departing fromKurumoch at 11:15 am will arrive to Moscowat 12:50 pm.

TodaySamara-Moscow air service is offered by five largest Russian airlines such as Aeroflot-Russian Airlines, S7 Airlines, UTair,Transaero and Gazpromavia. Thetotal frequency of these flights is now increasing up to fourteen flights perday.

 

Newly released figures from Kurumoch International Airport in February report an increase of 22.5% in passenger traffic including 57% up on international flights when compared with the last year period.

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Accordingto the current data, the total number of passengers travelled through Kurumochlast February amounted to 111,525 which is an increase of 22.5% over thecorresponding month in 2011. There was a notable growth in passenger traffic onmost scheduled and charter flights to and from Samara (both international anddomestic). The total number of domestic travellers handled at the Airport this Februarywas up 12.2% and amounted to 78,633, while international passenger traffic(both scheduled and charter) grew by 57.1% as compared with the prior yearperiod and amounted to 32,892.

Themost popular destinations chosen by tourists for their journeys during the lastmonth were Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Dubai, Prague andFrankfurt as well as such popular winter-time resorts as Hurghada, Sharmel-Sheikh, Phuket and Pattaya.

Thetotal volume of mail and cargo (including transit cargo) handled at Samaraairport in February 2012 rose by 25.5% over the level recorded in thecomparable prior year period and amounted to 367.3 tones. 

InFebruary 2012 the Airport recorded 1,390 aircraft movements, representing a 7.8%increase over the same period last year. In terms of maximum take-off weight(MTOW), it totaled 89,824 tons, which is an increase of 6.8% when compared withFebruary 2011.

Such carriers as "UTair", "S7 Airlines","Aeroflot - Russian Airlines" and “Ural Airlines”  showed the most notable increase in thefigures of February 2012. Kurumoch International Airporttogether with air carriers are constantly striving to widen their route networkas well as to increase the frequency of flights on the existing destinations.

 
 

Kurumoch International Airport has tabulated the results of its business activity for January 2012. International passenger flow on regular flights has reached its maximum mark and has increased by 43% as compared with the same period last year.

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Passengerstatistics show that in January 2012 Kurumoch handled a total of 117,450passengers, an increase of 17.7% as compared with the same period of theprevious year. The most considerable growth of passenger traffic figures wasrecorded on a number of regular domestic destinations but especially oninternational flights.

The numberof locally departing passengers was up by 16.3% when compared with January 2011and amounted to 74,756. At the same time the Airport handled 42,794 passengerstravelling on international flights (both scheduled and charter) that shows an increaseof 20.3% including 23,300 passengers who preferred to choose internationalregular destinations, up 43.2 % from a year ago. 

The greatestnumber of the scheduled flight passengers is certainly recorded on the routesto Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Surgut, Nizhny Novgorod, Krasnodar, Yekaterinburg,Prague, Frankfurt and Dubai as well as such near-abroad cities as Kiev, Almaty,Dushanbe, Khujand, Tashkent, Yerevan and Baku. The most popular touristdestinations were Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Bangkok,Phuket, Goa and Cam Ranh. Besides more andmore Samara citizens show great interest in European tours including Paris and Verona.

Suchcarriers as “Aeroflot-Russian Airlines”, “Ural Airlines”, “Rossiya”, “TajikAir”, “Czech Airlines”, “Lufthansa”, “S7 Airlines”, “Globus” and “”UTair”showed the most considerable increase in the figures of January 2012.

 

Investment Agreement for Kurumoch Development Project Signed

Aninvestment agreement for the Kurumoch International Airportdevelopment project has been signed in Moscowtoday by Olga Serova, General Director of Corporation of Samara Region DevelopmentOJSC, and Evgeniy Chudnovskiy, General Director of Ekaterinburg Koltsovo Airport, as theinvestor’s representative.

Thesigning took place in the Moscowoffice of the Samara Region Government with the participation of Governor ofSamara Region Vladimir Artyakov and Renova Group Board Chairperson ViktorVekselberg. The development project incorporates construction of a new airterminal, overhaul and modernization of utilities of Kurumoch International Airport, as well as itsoperation.

Accordingto the agreement, a new passenger terminal will be built by the end of 2014,with state-of-the-art equipment; its area will be over 35 000 sq. metres andthe capacity, 3.5 million passengers. With growing passenger flows, theterminal will be expanded to 60 000 sq. metres. Also, under this investmentprogram, a new cargo terminal will be built, and the airport’s utilitiesupgraded, including the construction of a new boiler house and a substation.The office buildings, and the handling and maintenance centre will bereconstructed. The investor plans to put over 12.3 billion rubles, at 2011values, into the development of the airport, of which 4.311 billion is to beinvested before the end of 2014.

Koltsovo-Invest,a member of the Renova Group, was declared the winner of the investors’competition by a board headed by the Samara Oblast Governor on 3 December 2011.The competition had been organized by Corporation of Samara Region Development.Koltsovo-Invest runs Ekaterinburg’s KoltsovoAirport, where a program to establisha regional aviation hub is being successfully implemented, as well as Nizhny Novgorod International Airport.

Accordingto the agreement, Kurumoch-Invest, a company set up by the investor speciallyfor this project, will acquire 71.1773% of Kurumoch Airportshares now owned by Corporation of Samara Region Development. Untilcommissioning of the facilities, the project will be supervised by theCorporation, and it is only upon discharge of the investment obligations thatthe investor will be able to buy an additional 25.0114% of the airport shares.

TheKurumoch development project is of a high social-economic importance for theregion. Its completion will substantially increase the airport’s capacity, andbring its equipment into line with the current Russian and internationalregulations and with the technical capabilities of the aerodrome. Themodernization of the airport will benefit, above all, the inhabitants andvisitors of the Samara Region, who will enjoy most comfortable conditions. Thepassenger service and security level in the new terminal will comply with highinternational standards.

Thanksto the unique geo-economic situation, the modernized KurumochAirport will become the main hub ofthe Volga region. The implementation of theproject will not only help to unveil the infrastructural potential of theSamara Region and boost its investment appeal, but also to create new jobs. Theairport modernization will also be an important step in the preparation for theFootball World Cup 2018, some of the matches of which will take place in the Region.

 

Kurumoch International Airport has tabulated the results of its business activity for November 2011. The number of passengers on international flights has increased more than 40% compared with the same month last year.

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The Airporthandled a total of 132,130 passengers in November 2011, which is an increase of13% compared to the same period of the prior year. Passenger traffic figures onscheduled domestic routes showed a considerable growth, with an increase of13.5%, when compared to the last year’s figures. The overall internationaltravel in November 2011 rose by 12.3%; once again, passenger numbers onscheduled international flights recorded the highest rise, growing by more than40% this November. 

The trafficreport revealed among the regular flights the top six city destinations for November2011 to be Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Dubai, Prague, Frankfurt. 

Togetherwith the passenger traffic through Kurumoch Airport, other figureshave also increased recently. In November 2011, the Airport handled 433.4tonnes of mail and cargo (including transit), an increase of 4.4% over thelevel recorded in the comparable prior year period. The figures of maximumtake-off weight (MTOW) grew to 104,406 tonnes, up 5.5% compared to the sameperiod last year. Aircraft movements in November this year were also positive,posting a 5.5% increase. 

Such carriesas

UTair, Aeroflot – Russian Airlines, S7 Airlines, Orenair 
showed themost considerable increase in the figures for November 2011.

 

Air Astana inaugurates new service between Samara and Almaty.

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Starting 2nd June, Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan,offers its new service three days a week on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Summary of new Samara – Almaty flights: 

Samara – Almaty

departs 09:30 am; arrives 02:40 pm each Monday and Saturday

departs 00:20 am; arrives05:30 am each Friday 

Almaty – Samara

departs 06:40 am; arrives08:10 am eachMonday and Saturday

departs 09:30 pm; arrives11:00 pm each Thursday

All times are based on localtime zones. 

The new flights are operated with Embraer 190 aircraft configured with97 seats in a two-class layout.

“Weare delighted to launch flights between Almaty and the beautiful city on theVolga river”, said Richard Ledger, Director Sales Worldwide of Air Astana, at apress conference in Samara to celebrate their new service to Russia. “Notonly will the route provide a boost to tourism in Samara and Kazakhstan, butit will also support the growing commercial ties between the two countries”.

Besidesits direct flights to the largest city of Kazakhstan, Air Astana also offersthose flying from Samara convenient connections to their onward travel throughAlmaty to Beijin, Delhi, Bangkok, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul and other internationaldestinations as well as to major cities of Kazakhstan.

Samarahas become Air Astana’s fifth destination in the Russian Federation.

Fordetailed information on tickets and fares for these flights as well asadditional services, please visit the official website of Air Astana.

AirlineInformation:

Air Astana is a joint venturebetween Kazakhstan’ssovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna (51%) and BAE Systems PLC (49%). TheAirline operates 24 aircraft: Boeing 767’s and 757’s, Airbus A320’s and A321’s,Embraer 190, Fokker 50.

Photo cortesy of www.blog.flightstory.com

 

Kurumoch Airport has been awarded a Gold Medal at the 39th International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva for its Glissada-M laser landing system.

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Aprototype glidepath laser landing system called Glissada-M was introduced at the 39th InternationalExhibition of Inventions in Genevathat took place from 6th to 10th April 2011, by theInnovative-Investment Fund of the Samara Region. This system developed by Kurumoch Airportin partnership with ZAO Glissada and ZAO Kantegir (Saratov) has been awarded  a Gold Medal andDiploma at this prestigious event.

Therepresentatives of 45 countries from all continents participated at theexhibition in Genevathis April with more than one thousand innovations. But only some of them wonGold Medals, one of the highest accolades of this event. Among them was Kurumoch International Airport.

Note:

Glissada-M is a brand new uniquesystem that, in addition to the existing modern airfield lighting systems,helps approaching aircraft complete a safe landing with zero-zero visibility,meeting Meteorological Minimum Category II and III conditions. Flight safetybeing the most important criterion here.

By now, the Glissada-M laser landingsystem has been successfully tested in visual and adverse weather conditions onaerodromes in Samara and Saratov but also in theRussian airbase Novolazarevskaya in Antarctica.

Certification of Glissada-M is nowthe final required step to introducing the system in Russia on aerodromes and at airportsthat are not equipped with lights that help indicate the approach.

 

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has commenced scheduled flights between Samara and Kiev.

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The inaugural flight, which was operated yesterday, on18 May, marks the start of four weekly flights on the route. The flights leaveSamara on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and return on Monday,Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. For the new service, the Airline uses B737aircraft offering both economy and business class seats.

With the launch of the new flight, vacation in Kiev, the Carpathians and Crimeawill become more accessible for the residents of Samara and the entire VolgaRegion. Along with that, for passengers flying from KurumochAirport, UIA offers convenientconnections to onward travel through its international hub of Kiev.

For detailed information on schedules and currentfares on UIA’s flights, please visit the Airline’s official website. Children(2 to 12 years of age) are permitted 33% discount and infants (under the age of2) without a seat pay 10% of applicable adult fare. The Airline also plans tointroduce a special fare for mass media representatives travelling from Samarato Kiev and back(to purchase discounted tickets, such passengers must have their presscredentials).

Airline Information: 

UkraineInternational Airline (UIA) is the flag carrier of Ukraine, based in Kiev. The Airline wasestablished in 1992 and it was one of the first joint ventures with foreigncapital in Ukraine.Today, UIA operates scheduled domestic and international passenger and cargoservices to cities in CIS, Western Europe and the Middle East. UIA has code share agreement with such airlines as KLM, AirFrance, Alitalia (SkyTeam Alliance), Austrian,Swiss, TAP Air Portugal,Adria Airways, Brussels Airlines (Star Alliance), Iberia,Finnair (One World Alliance).The Airline’s fleet consists of the following aircraft: Boeing 737-300,-737-400, -737-500, -737-800. 

Photocortesy of www.jetphotos.net


 

Polyot Airlines resumes its scheduled flights from Samara to Voronezh and Khanty-Mansiysk.

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As part of its new summerschedule, Polyot Airlines will re-launch its scheduled flights from Samara to Voronezh andKhanty-Mansiysk, beginning May 16. The route will be operated using Saab-2000aircraft.

The Airline’s services areintroduced as follows: 

Samara – Voronezh

Departure from Samara - 07:45pm

Arrival at Voronezh - 09:15 pm

Departure from Voronezh - 10:10 am

Arrival at Samara- 11:40 am

 

Samara – Khanty-Mansiysk

Departure fromSamara - 12:40 pm

Arrival atKhanty-Mansiysk - 05:10 pm

Departure fromKhanty-Mansiysk - 06:10 pm

Arrival at Samara- 06:45 pm 

The flights will be operatedeach Monday. All timing is local.

For additional information onthe schedules but also current fares on the above flights, please visit thePolyot Airlines website.

 

Kurumoch Airport sees a 4.8% increase in passenger traffic in the first quarter of 2011 over the same period last year.

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TheAirport handled a total of 299,603 passengers in the first quarter of 2011,which is an increase of 13,591 (+4.8%) compared to the same period of the prioryear. The highest passenger volumes were recorded on international flights toand from Samara, both scheduled and charter (up 16.5%). The traffic reportrevealed among the regular international flights the top five city destinationsfor Q1 2011 to be Dubai, Prague,Frankfurt, Dushanbe, and Yerevan. Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh,previously the busiest routes from Samara, recorded a passenger decline in Q12011 compared with Q1 2010, due to the recent upheavals in Egypt. The dropof tourism-related traffic in Egyptappears to have boosted results at other winter sun destinations from Samara,such as Bangkok and Goa. 

Topfive domestic destinations from Samara in Q1 2011 were: Moscow,Saint Petersburg, Niznhy Novgorod, Surgut, andYekaterinburg. The overall domestic passenger numbers in the first three monthsof 2011 rose by 0.8% compared to the same period last year. 

Togetherwith the passenger traffic through Kurumoch Airport, other figureshave also increased recently. In the first three months of 2011, the Airporthandled 889.9 tons of cargo (including transit cargo), an increase of 16.9%over the level recorded in the comparable prior year period. The figures ofmaximum take-off weight (MTOW) grew to 272,712 tons, up 13.5% compared to thesame period last year. Aircraft movements in Q1 this year were also positive,posting a 12% increase. 

Suchcarriers as “UTair”, ”Aeroflot - Russian Airlines”, “S7 Airlines”, “Orenair”, “Avianova”,“Ural Airlines” showed the most considerable increase in the figures for Q12011. Kurumoch International Airporttogether with air carries are constantly striving to widen their route networkas well as to increase the frequency of flights on the existing destinations.

 

Kurumoch Airport celebrates the 15th anniversary of Lufthansa’s inaugural flight from Samara.

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Onthe 31st of March 1996, Lufthansa,the fifth-largest airline in the world and the biggest airline in Germany,operated its inaugural flight from Samara. Initially, there were only twoflights a week on Boeing-737 between Samara and Frankfurt with an intermediatestop  at Nizhny Novgorod. A year later, theflight frequency increased up to three times a week. 

TodayLufthansa operates scheduled flightsto and from Frankfurt four times a week onA-319. The residents of Samara as well as the Mid-Volga region can fly with Lufthansa and its Star Alliance partners via Frankfurt to 18 domestic destinationsand 183 international destinations in 78 countries across Africa, Americas, Asia and Europe.Together with its partners Lufthansaservices around 410 destinations.

 

Kurumoch International Airport has released its monthly traffic figures for January 2011 which show passenger numbers up 9.1% compared to the same period last year.

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Kurumochcontinues to show an increase in the number of passengers using the Airport. Atotal of 99,774 passengers flew in and out of Samara in January 2011, up 8,360from a year ago, or 9.1%. 

Onceagain, international travel (both scheduled and charter) recorded the highestrise in passenger levels, growing by 44.9% this January. Such destinations as Dubai, Prague,Frankfurt, Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh, and Bangkokwere the most popular among travellers using Kurumoch last month. 

As for domestic routes, the highest grow inpassenger flow was recorded in flights connecting Samara with Moscow,Saint Petersburg, and Surgut. 

Together with the passengertraffic through Kurumoch Airport, other figureshave also increased recently. In January 2011, Kurumoch reported its cargo andmail traffic growth as the Airport handled 242.1 tonnes of cargo (includingtransit cargo), an increase of 35.6 % over the level recorded in the comparableprior year period. Last month the Airport recorded 1,414 aircraft movements, up16.7% from the number of take-offs and landings operated for the same period lastyear, whilethe figures of maximum take-off weight (MTOW) grew to 95,158 tonnes, up 21.1%compared to the same month last year. 

To further expand the routenetwork the management of Kurumoch International Airporthas been holding intensive negotiations for potential cooperation with otherRussian and foreign airlines. This summer new air carriers are expected toenter Samara air transport market. 

Suchcarriers as “UTair”, “Orenair”, ”Aeroflot - Russian Airlines”, “S7 Airlines”showed the most considerable increase in the figures of January 2011. Kurumoch International Airporttogether with air carries are constantly striving to widen their route networkas well as to increase the frequency of flights on the existing destinations.

 

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) shows interest in commencing a direct flight connection between Kiev and Samara.

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On January 27, 2011 the representatives of Ukraine InternationalAirlines met with Kurumoch International Airportmanagement to explore the potential for maintaining the scheduled air link betweenSamara and Kiev (Boryspil Airport).

During this working visit, the representatives of the Ukrainian airlinewere introduced to thebasic infrastructure facilities of Kurumoch, but also to the current securitymeasures and ground handling and passenger services provided for carriers hereat Samara. 

Ukraine International Airlines plans to launch its newscheduled Kievto Samara service in summer 2011. Not only will this service provide passengersan opportunity for direct, “point-to-point” flights, it will also allow thoseflying from Samara to Kiev to enjoy convenient connections to their onward destinationsin CIS and Western European countries and in the Middle East.

The Airline plans to fly between Samara and Kiev four times a week operatinga Boeing 737-500 configured in two classes, business and economy.

Samara is expected to become the first destination in the Russian Federation, where regular flights to Ukraine will beavailable with UIA.

Airline Information:

Ukraine International Airlines (UAI) is the flag carrier of Ukraine, based in Kiev. The Airline was established in 1992 and it was one of the first joint ventures with foreign capital in Ukraine. Today, UIA operates scheduled domestic and international passenger and cargo services to cities in CIS, Western Europe and the Middle East. Ukraine International Airlines has code share agreements with such airlines as KLM, Air France, Aliatia (SktTeam Alliance), Austrian, Swiss, TAP Air Portugal, Adria Aiways, Brussels Airlines (Star Alliance), Iberia, Finnair (One World Alliance). The Airline's fleet consists of the following aircraft: Boeing 737-300, -737-400, -737-500, -737-800.

Photo courtesy of www.aviaphoto.ru

 

Kurumoch Airport surpasses 1.5 million passenger mark for 2010.

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A significant milestone was reached on Sundayafternoon (December 12) when more than 1.5 million passengers had travelledthrough the Airport in a year. Kurumoch International Airportas independent company has surpassed this mark for the first time. Thepassenger flow through Samara Airport (formerly the Samara United Air Group) last crossed the milestone of 1.5 million inthe early 1990’s.

With this continuing positive trend, Kurumochexpects to see a further rise in passenger traffic next year. For that, theAirport together with air carriers are constantly strivingto widen their route network and increase the frequency of flights on theexisting destinations.


Kurumoch InternationalAirport is the largest and busiestairport of the Central Volga region and ranks among Russia’s top ten airports (it ranksseventh in international air traffic). It is located near the most industriallydeveloped and densely populated cities of the Volgaregion, with a combined population of over 11 million.

Each year Kurumoch now handles over 1 million passengers, and the latestfigures show that the number of air travellers using the Airport is continuingto increase.

Around 30 Russian and foreign airlines operate scheduled flights fromthe Airport that has an extensive route network to practically all the regionsof the Russian Federation as well as nearby and distant countries.

 

In October 2010, passenger traffic through Kurumoch Airport increased by more than 18 per cent compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.

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Kurumoch International Airportcontinues to demonstrate growth in all areas of its operations. The figures forOctober alone showed a notable increase in passenger traffic compared to thesame month in 2009.

A total of140,868 passengers were handled by the Airport in October 2010, which is anincrease of 18.5% over the same period last year. The number of domestic travellersgoing through Kurumoch rose by 7.4%, while international passenger trafficvolumes (both scheduled and non-scheduled) lifted 4.5% last month compared toOctober 2009. The most popular destinations among passengers flying fromKurumoch this October were Moscow (up 6.5%), Saint Petersburg (here the passenger volume remained atlast year’s level), Surgut (up 46.8%), Nizhny Novgorod (up 6.7%).

The largestnumber of scheduled international passengers handled by the Airport in October2010 was recorded on flights to and from Prague(3,698 travellers, up 27.6% over the same period 2009), Tel-Aviv (up 70.2%), Tashkent (up 48.6%), and Dushanbe (up 71.9%). Antalya, Hurghada, and Sharm el-Sheikhremained the most popular beach holiday destinations last month.

From Januarythrough November 14, the total number of passengers passed through Kurumochamounted to 1,391,754, the figure exceeding that for the same period last year.

Withthis continuing positive trend, passenger traffic volume through Kurumoch Airport is expected to cross themilestone of 1.5 million this year in the beginning of December.

Together with the passenger traffic through Samara, other figures havealso increased recently. Here is a detailed background: in October 2010 theAirport recorded 1,724 aircraft movements, representing a 8.3% increase over thesame period last year. In terms of maximum take-off weight (MTOW), it totaled114,094 tons, which is an increase of 12.9% over the level recorded in thecomparable prior year period. Cargo activities (including transit) alsoachieved positive results with a 58.3% increase, with cargo and mail amountingto 439.3 tons this October. 

Such carriers as "UTair", "S7 Airlines", "Nordavia", "Avianova", "Orenair", "Aeroflot - Russian Airlines" showed the most notable increase in the figures of October 2010. Kurumoch International Airport together with air carriers are constantly striving to widen their route network as well as to increase the frequency of flights on the existing destinations.


 

Kurumoch Airport announces the start of the 2010-2011 winter season.

SAMARA airportThis coming Sunday, October 31, marks the start of the winter flight schedules at Kurumoch Airport. The timetable for the new season gives an overview of new and additional services from Samara and is effective up to March 27, 2011.

The highest frequency of flights will still remain on the route between Samara and Moscow. In the coming winter timetable, scheduled flights between Samara and the Russian capital will be operated by Aeroflot – Russian Airlines, UTair, Transaero, S7 Airlines, Avianova, and Gazpromavia. Starting November 2010, this route will also be served by RusLine. Travellers will therefore be offered up to 18 daily flights from Samara to Moscow during the 2010-2011 winter season. With such a high flight frequency on this route, passengers can still choose a flight convenient to the time they want to depart, but also plan their onward travel from Moscow airports. 

The frequency on another popular route increases this winter. Transaero will operate three flights a week to Saint Petersburg. The flight frequency between Samara and the Northern Capital of Russia will therefore make a total of ten scheduled flights per week (daily services on this route are presently offered by STC Rossiya). 

New destinations this winter are Rostov-on-Don (served by Donavia), Osh (the weekly service to the second largest city of Kyrgyzstan is offered by Ural Airlines together with Bishkek-based Avia Traffic Company), and Volgograd. This winter RusLine will serve this destination on the Volga river twice a week, but also start scheduled flights from Samara to Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Krasnodar, Nizhnevartovsk, and Novosibirsk.

A newcomer in Samara is Dubai-based low-cost carrier flydubai, which has been flying twice a week to Dubai since October 20, 2010. For vacationers travelling from Samara, Dubai is not only a premier destination in itself, but also a hub for onward travel to the cities and destinations in Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Greece and other countries added to the Airline’s network. Launched with the support of Emirates Airlines, the largest carrier in the Middle East, flydubai  now provides passengers departing from Samara through connections to a number of Emirates destinations all over the world. Flydubai is now flying to Dubai twice a week. This route is also served once-weekly from Kurumoch by Ural Airlines.

Apart from regular international flights, there will be charter flights for tourists this coming winter. The charter flight schedules will include such popular winter sun destinations as Sharm-el-Sheikh, Hurghada, and Goa. One of the highlights of the winter 2010/2011 timetable is the new flight to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, which will be served by Nord Wind  and Transaero.

The new winter flight timetable is available on our website.


 

Attention! We are moving this website to a new location. Please update your bookmarks.

Kurumoch International Airport has changed its domain name and consequently its e-mail address. 

Please update your bookmarks to this new address: www.uwww.aero.

Our new e-mail is: info@uwww.aero

Thank you for visiting our website!


 

Kurumoch International Airport today welcomes the inaugural flight of Dubai-based low cost carrier flydubai to Samara.

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Starting October 20, flydubaiwill operate direct scheduled flights to Dubaieach Wednesday and Saturday, departing from Samara at 02:45 pm and arriving in Dubai at 07:30 pm. Return flights will depart from Dubai on the same days at09:00 am and arrive in Samara at 01:45 pm (all timing is local).

For the new service, the Airline uses B737-800NG aircraft offering 189 alleconomy class seats.

Samara has become flydubai’ssecond destination in the Russian Federation.

For vacationers travelling from Samara, Dubai will not only be a premierdestination in itself, but also a hub for onward travel to the cities anddestinations in Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Greece and other countries added to theAirline’s network. If passengers have booked flydubai’s connecting flights that appear on the same ticket, theirbaggage will be checked through to their final destination. The same storyapplies to those who are travelling on an

Emirates
  ticket from Dubai. When you check-in at Samara, you won’t have tocollect your baggage at Dubai – it will also be tagged for your final destination.

The Airport’s ground staff have completed corresponding trainingprovided by flydubai’s AirportServices Manager.

For detailed information on tickets and fares for these flights as wellas on the Airline’s additional services, please visit the official website of flydubaiwww.flydubai.com or callthe Airline’s contact centre +971-4-3010800.

Airline Information

Flydubai (trading as flydubai) is alow cost carrier operating flights to, from and via Dubai. It was established by the Dubai Government in March2008, with the support of Emirates Airlines. The flydubai fleet consists ofBoeing 737-800NG aircraft in an all economy class. The Airline has scheduledflights to Aleppo, Alexandria,Amman, Assiut, Bahrain, Baku, Beirut, Colombo, Damascus, Djibouti,Doha, Erbil, Istanbul,Kabul, Karachi,Kathmandu, Khartoum, Kuwait,Latakia, Lucknow, Luxorand Muscat. Yekaterinburgand Samara from Russiahave now been added to the flydubai’s route map. The Airline’s network currentlyincludes 24 destinations.

 

On October 6, the management of Kurumoch Airport met with the representatives of Dutch companies that had arrived in Samara for a trade and economic mission.


Duringthe meeting, the parties have discussed the potential for cooperation in thefurther development of the Airport infrastructure. 

LeonidShvarts
, Director General of Kurumoch, has also met with Ronald Keller, Ambassador Extraordinaryand Plenipotentiary ofthe Kingdom of the Netherlandsto Russia,and Maarten van den Bergh, Deputy Director General of Dutch Ministryof Economic Affairs. Among the Dutch companies whose representatives have showntheir keen interest in cooperation with the Airport were Philips for energysaving products and NACO, Netherlands Airport Consultants B.V., for airportdesign and development. 

The Netherlands is one of the leadingtrade partners of the Samara region. The Dutch Trade and Economic Mission supportedby the government of the Samara region is held here in Samara from October 6till October 8, 2010. The Dutch companies represented in the mission include suppliersof water processing and watertreatment equipment, highperformance polymer materials, medical equipment, securitysystems, engineering and designservices, logistic services, industrialengineering, and banking services.

 

Passengers are offered more flights between Samara and Saint Petersburg. Transaero launches its new direct service from Kurumoch for winter 2010/11.

SAMARA airport
 

Transaero
plans to launch its scheduled flights between Samara and the NorthernCapital of Russia starting 31 October, 2010. 

The Airline’s new service is introduced as follows:

Departure from Samara: 03:45 am

Arrival at Saint Petersburg:06:20 am (every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday)

Departure from Saint Petersburg:10:00 pm

Arrival at Samara: 00.20 am +1 (every Sunday)*

Departure from Saint Petersburg:10:50 pm

Arrival at Samara: 01.10 am +1 (every Wednesday and Friday)*

All timing is local

For more information on the Airline ticket fares on the above route,please visit the 
Transaero
website www.transaero.ruor contact the Airport’s Ticket Office. 

Thus, starting 31 October, the flight frequency between Samara and Saint Petersburg willincrease and make a total of ten scheduled flights per week (daily flights on thisroute are presently served by STC Rossiya).

* Denotes arrival the next day

Photo courtesy of www.aviaphoto.ru

 

Newly released figures from Kurumoch International Airport in September 2010 report an increase of more than 16% in passenger traffic when compared with the last year period, as well as the dynamic growth in other figures of the Airport’s business activit

SAMARA airport

 

TheAirport handled a total of 155,103 passengers in the first month of autumn,which is an increase of 21,806 passengers (+16.4%) from a year ago. Especiallypopular domestic destinations last month were surely Moscow,Saint Petersburg, and Sochi. The total number of domestictravellers handled at the Airport this September was up 9.8% and amounted to91,845, while international passenger traffic (both scheduled and charter) grewby 27.4% as compared with the prior year period and amounted to 63,258. Regularinternational routes that experienced the most growth in September 2010 were Prague, Frankfurt, Tel-Aviv, Forli,Dushanbe, Yerevanand Tashkent, while the most popular leisureinternational destinations were Antalya, Barcelona, Varna,Heraklion, and Monastir. 

Togetherwith the passenger traffic through Samara Airport, other figureshave also increased recently. In September 2010, mail and cargo traffic, includingtransit cargo, amounted to 394.8 tonnes, demonstrating growth by 31.2% over thelevel recorded in the comparable prior year period. The figures of maximumtake-off weight (MTOW) grew to 117,412 tonnes, up 6.1% compared with the samemonth last year. 

Thestatistics for September 2010 records an increase in practically all keyfigures of the Airport’s business activity, as compared with the prior yearperiod. 

Such carriers as “UTair”, “Donavia”, “S7 Airlines”, “Nordavia”,“Orenair”, “Avianova” showed the most considerable increase in the figures ofSeptember 2010. Kurumoch International Airporttogether with air carries are constantly striving to widen their route networkas well as to increase the frequency of flights on the existing destinations.

 
 
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