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Ekaterinburg Koltsovo Airport Signed as Routes CIS Host for 2012

Posted 03/10/2011 - Viewed 4864 time(s)

Ekaterinburg Koltsovo Airport was today officially signed as the host for the second Routes CIS Host which will take place in 2012.  The signing ceremony which took place at World Routes in Berlin was attended by representatives from both UBM Aviation and Ekaterinburg Koltsovo Airport.

Dmitriy Zaikin, Deputy to the Commercial Director for Ekaterinburg Koltsovo Airport was joined by Ilona Fominykh, Head of Marketing and Tatiana Skomorokhova, Marketing Specialist at the ceremony which confirmed the Russian airport as the 2nd Host of the newest regional event in the Routes portfolio.   UBM Aviation was represented by David Stroud, Executive Vice President Airports, Routes and Katie Bland, Future Hosts Director for Routes.

“We are delighted to announce Ekaterinburg Koltsovo Airport as host of the second edition of Routes CIS, to take place 24th-26th June 2012 in Ekaterinburg,” said Bland, continuing: “Koltsovo Airport is the largest regional airport in Russia; Ekaterinburg, founded in 1723 and rich in history and culture, is the fourth largest city and third largest transportation hub in Russia.  We are looking forward to working with such a committed and professional host team whose partnership with us will take this second edition of the Routes CIS event to the next level.”

Ekaterinburg is the most important inter-regional centre of economic and social development for the huge Ural Region and, with 1.4 million inhabitants, is the fourth largest city in Russia.  The Ural Region covers an area 20 times larger than the Netherlands, and is home to over 40 million people meaning Koltsovo Airport serves a large area and its main aim is to transform into a major regional hub – a Gateway to Russia – that would become an alternative to busy and bustling Moscow with its three scattered airports.

“Since 2003 the airport has witnessed an upsurge in development which helped strengthen the airport status on the market and provided opportunities for further dynamic changes”, said Airport Koltsovo General Director Evgeny Chudnovskiy.  “This is attested by the Routes’ choice in favour of Koltsovo Airport, as hosting of the world leading aviation event is a sort of mark of quality for the airport.  To have Routes CIS held in Ekaterinburg is a perfect opportunity to make a statement in the international aviation industry, to demonstrate all the achievements and share expertise in the introduction of new technologies, to find new partners and enhance relationships.”

International Koltsovo Airport is one of the leading Russian airports, implementing a large-scale reconstruction project supported by the airport strategic investor, Renova Group of Companies.  The Airport has over 35 Russian and foreign airline partners which directly connect Ekaterinburg with over 90 cities within Europe, Asia and Northern Africa and has recorded astonishing growth in the past few years – last year it’s international passenger numbers rose by 39%.

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About Routes

  • Routes organises world-renowned airline and airport networking events through its regional and global Route Development Forums. Each year, there is one global event and one regional event in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and CIS respectively.
  • Routes was founded in 1995 as part of the Manchester UK‐based ASM Ltd., a consultancy specialising in the field of route development for airports. www.asm‐
  • Routes and ASM were acquired by UBM Aviation Worldwide Ltd in August 2010.  Routes is a UBM Aviation brand. UBM Aviation specialises in the supply of data and information products, market intelligence, news and events related to the global aviation industry. More information can be found at

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