Ufa International airport is recognized as the best in Russia among airports with passenger traffic up to 4 million people a year and country's best airport according to passengers choice
The voting results of experts and passengers were announced at the awards ceremony of the national award "Air Gateway of Russia" national award.
Ufa International airport was named the winner of the national award "Air Gateway of Russia" in the nomination "The Best Airport 2015" (in category "International airport up to 4 million passengers per year"), ahead of such airports as Koltsovo Airport, Kurumoch International airport, Tolmachevo Airport. Also Ufa airport received the highest rating of passengers, winning in the Internet-voting in the group of airports with passenger traffic over 1 million people.
A high-profile awards ceremony of awarding winners of the industry took place in Moscow on February 9th, in the context of the business program of the National Exhibition of civil aviation infrastructure NAIS-2016.
"We are proud that we received the highest rating from industry experts and value recognition of the passengers. Ufa airport is not satisfied with what has already been achieved, we continue to develop and improve the quality of our work and services both for passengers and for airlines. By introducing new high-tech equipment we want to meet the high standards that involve the aviation industry, and expect to become the most technologically advanced regional airport in Russia", - said Alexander Andreev , Director General of Ufa International airport.
The annual award "Air Gateway of Russia" was established by NAIS organizing committee and the Federal Air Transport Agency. The results are usually formed by a collegial decision of the expert council, as well as on the basis of the passengers Internet voting. Assessment of the airports is carried out according to criteria reflecting the work of airport terminals and services, such as quality of passengers and airlines services, operational performance, transport (aviation) safety, non-aeronautical revenues of airports, environmental and social responsibility.
This is not the first high award in aviation industry, which Ufa International airport had received in recent years. Last year in "The Best Airport 2014" category ("2 to 4 million passengers a year) Ufa airport became the winner of the second prize, losing only to Sochi. And in June 2015 the experts of the industry-based agency "Avia Port" awarded Ufa airport with four out of five stars for the quality of terminal infrastructure and passenger services.