Ufa Airport was named the "Airport of the Year" at the "Wings of Russia-2015" Award
For the third time in one year Ufa International airport was named the best airport of the Russian Federation.
The nineteenth annual awards ceremony of the national aviation prize "Wings of Russia-2015" was held in Moscow in the hotel "Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre". 6 airlines tried their best to receive the title "Airport of the year". Ufa International airport became the winner in this nomination, diplomats–Simferopol International airport and Tolmachevo (Novosibirsk). The awards were presented by Alexander Yurchik, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation on the activities of the state Council of the Russian Federation, and Valery Okulov, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.
This year for participation in the competition were chosen 42 Russian carriers, 53 foreign airlines, 6 airports and other companies in the industry. The winners and laureates of "Wings of Russia-2015" were estimated by the expert Council and determined by secret ballot. The selection criteria were the following: traffic flow, coverage of the route network, level of services for passengers and usage of high-tech equipment. The event was attended by over 300 guests representing Russian and foreign air transport service providers for the aviation industry.
"To receive the prestigious aviation award is a confirmation, that we have set ourselves definite goals and successfully realized them. Our goal is to provide airlines and passengers with a high quality, modern and safe service, we believe that the infrastructure of the airport in all its manifestations needs to meet the highest professional and industry-based standards," - said Alexander Andreev, Director General of Ufa International airport.
High experts response within the frame of the "Wings of Russia" Award is a great impulse to continue development and improvement of the quality of provided services. It bears reminding that today Ufa airport complex is not only one of the most modern, but one of the ten largest in Russia, annually handling more than 2.3 million passengers. The work of the hub in recent years has been repeatedly noted by industry experts. At the beginning of this year the national "Air Gateway of Russia " Award was given to Ufa airport and it was voted as the best in the country among airports with passenger traffic up to 4 million people a year and ‘’The Best Airport ‘’ according to the results of passengers voting. And in June 2015 the experts of the industry-specific agency "Avia Port" awarded Ufa airport with four out of five stars for the quality of terminal infrastructure and passenger services.
For reference: Ufa International airport is a modern aviation complex, capable to accept aircrafts of all types. It’s the first regional airport in Russia, confirming its compliance with ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations) manufacturing standards. The airport is used by more than 40 Russian and foreign air companies, has two paved runways with taxiways and two Terminals.
The national aviation award "Wings of Russia" was established in 1997 by the Russian Association of Air Transport Operators, the industry press "Air Transport Observer" and the consulting company ‘’Infomost’’.