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3 december 2018

Khrabrovo airport serviced its 2-millionth passenger

On December 3, 2018, the passenger flow at Kaliningrad international Airport (Khrabrovo) for the first time in its history reached 2 million people. The passenger was registered on a joint flight of Aeroflot and Rossiya Airlines SU6326 / FV6326 to St. Petersburg at 11:04. The passenger’s name is Alexei Geymur, a resident of Kaliningrad, lawyer, who went to the Northern capital on official business.

Deputy Minister of infrastructure development for the Kaliningrad Region Vladimir Zhovtun, Director General of the airport Alexander Korytny, and Director of Aeroflot airlines Kaliningrad branch Sergey Pivnev congratulated the two millionth passenger at the airport.

As a gift, Alexei received a congratulatory address from the Government of the Kaliningrad region, a certificate of a 2 millionth passengers with an annual pass to the airport’s VIP lounge from the airport management, as well as a commemorative and a football with autographs of Russia national football team that had a League of Nations match in Kaliningrad. Aeroflot airlines presented a flight ticket for Airbus A320 aircraft and souvenirs.

“Today is a significant day for us, and we are happy that this event took place in the year when the reconstruction of the airport was completed, in the year of the World Cup 2018 matches in Russia! - noted the General Director of Khrabrovo airport, Alexander Korytny. “The opening of new flights, new foreign destinations, an increase in the frequency of scheduled flights, the return of Pobeda airlines flights, and, of course, FIFA 2018 matches in Kaliningrad – all of that were the reasons for the airport’s passenger flow to reach two million people. We have big plans for the further development of the airport. We will pay more attention to regional transportation; we are negotiating with RusLine airlines to open flights to Belgorod, Lipetsk and Voronezh. We are planning to return the flight to Berlin. There are plans to open up to six new international destinations next year jointly with Pobeda airlines. Thus, with the successful implementation of these plans, we can say that this will allow us to reach a passenger traffic of 2.35 - 2.4 million people next year,”– said Alexander Korytny.

It should be noted that according to the results of 11 months of 2018, the number of passengers serviced in Khrabrovo airport, increased by almost 20% compared to the same period last year. On domestic airlines, the increase was more than 18%, on international flights – more than 30%. 9,600 take-off and landing operations were carried out, which is 17% more compared to the results of the eleven months of 2017. According to the forecast for the end of 2018, it is expected that the passenger traffic of Khrabrovo airport will be 2.103 million people.

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