Vladivostok International Airport summed up the results of operation during the III Eastern Economic Forum
Vladivostok, September 12, 2017, - Vladivostok International Airport summed up the results of operation during preparation and holding of the III Eastern Economic Forum. On September 04-09 the airport received 44,528 people and handled 632 flights, including regular and business aviation flights.
The airport has completed its program of handling aircrafts serving the III Eastern Economic Forum. This program included receiving, handling services and dispatching of special and business jets. In parallel with preparations for and holding of the III Eastern Economic Forum, the airport continued serving regular domestic and international flights.
Total passenger flow of the airport during September 04 – September 09 was 44,528 people which is 16 percent higher than the same period a year before. The airport handled an average of 7,400 passengers per day.
The airport handled 531,159 kg of baggage over that period. The figure of baggage handled grew by 10% on these days as compared with 2016.
A peak day of arrivals of EEF-2017 guests and participants was September 08 when the airport handled 8,570 people during one day of departure of the major part of participants and guests of the forum in Vladivostok airport. It is greater than daily passenger flow record that was registered during operation of EEF in 2016 when 8,300 people were handled in the airport.
The number of takeoff/landing operations within the time specified comprised 632, of which arrivals and departures were 317 and 315 respectively. This represents an increase of 159 operations compared to the period of holding Eastern Economic Forum in 2016.
Igor Lukishin, Director General of Vladivostok International Airport:
- Eastern Economic Forum is a summit-level event. The work during holding of forum is always very intense, along with handling regular flights the airport accepts the jets with official delegations. Operating experience and serious preparation help us coping with heavy workload. Despite the fact that we accept forum delegates for the third time, we started preparation to it long time before its beginning. I think that airport team has successfully accomplished all tasks. We decently accepted and farewelled participants and guests of the III Eastern Economic Forum.
About Vladivostok airport
Vladivostok International Airport (http://vvo.aero/) was founded in 1932. The airport is one of the leaders among the airports of the Russian Far East and Siberia in terms of passenger handled. In January – July of 2017 the airport handled almost 1.2 mln passengers (18 percent more than over 7 months of 2016). Its destinations network includes 45 routes operated by 18 Russian and foreign airlines. The level of comfort in its new terminal with capacity of 3.5 mln passengers corresponds to IATA Standard “C”. Since February 2017 the owner of 52.16 percent of shares of JSC “Vladivostok International Airport” and 100 percent of shares of JSC “Terminal Vladivostok” is a consortium of investors consisting of Basic Element industrial group, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Changi Airports International (Singapore).
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