Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Routes CIS to open in Yekaterinburg

Routes CIS will open its second airline and airport networking event in Yekaterinburg, Russia, this week at the Yekaterinburg Koltsovo Airport at the Angelo Aiprort Hotel.

Several new companies have registered for the event, surpassing the 200 who were expected to be in attendance. Airlines expected to attend include Yakutia Airlines, VIM Airlines, Kazan Airport, Belgorod International Airport, Rossiya, Aerosvit, Air Astana and Ural Airlines, with more expected to confirm soon.

"It's a great honor to welcome representatives of the world's airports and airlines here in Yekaterinburg," Koltosovo Airport CEO Evgeny Chudnovsky said. "We hope that Koltsovo Airport will become a center for cooperation between airlines and airports, bringing their interests together, and that the result of this Routes CIS event will be new air services to CIS cities."

Additionally, interest has been shown by Middle East carriers, including Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways.

"The unique location of Yekaterinburg makes it the ideal place for delegates from all over the CIS region," Nigel Mayes, the vice president for UBM Aviation Routes, said.

The event will include a strategy forum as well as several panel sessions with industry leaders.