OREANDA-NEWS.  February 09, 2012. Vladivostok Air production results keep relative stability. Its quality features are gradually growing.

The year of 2011 has become rather difficult for Russian aerial sector despite moderate rates of growth on the market. The influence of negative factors was considerable enough. The activities of all Russian airline companies was complicated by the usual rise in prices for fuel in autumn, by the rise in tariffs for the airport service and in an aero navigation maintenance’s rates. Some representatives on the market had to leave aerial business considering these negative factors.

In view of such conditions Vladivostok Air was forced to solve a whole package of problems. The most important tasks in such situation were to prevent the reduction of achieved scores and to concentrate on the qualitative characteristics of job. Today we may mostly say that basically we have done it.

In 2011 our airline company executed 8948 flights according to the schedule using such aircrafts as Airbus A330, Airbus A320, Ту-204-300. The flights’ regularity is 69.5%. It ensured 17% growth comparing with 2010. The indicator of commercial load was fixed at 71%.

In general, 1 214 000 passengers were transported via our aircrafts in 2011. 882 000 passengers operated domestic flights and 332 000 chose international destinations. The passenger traffic is 4 535 000 000 passenger-kilometers. The amount of cargo and mail is 14.7 tons.

Throughout the period Vladivostok Air executed a reliable air service between the cities of the Far East, Siberia, and bound them with the regions in central part of Russia. The demand for flights to the countries of Central Asia has become a reason of the resumption of flight Khabarovsk — Tashkent after a long break. In January 2012 Vladivostok Air launches a new flight to Tashkent from Vladivostok.

In 2011 Vladivostok Air consolidated its positions as an international carrier in the Asia-Pacific region. We launched new flights to Singapore, Denpasar, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh. We worked a lot to improve the situation in the market of charter air transportation. It helped to execute some charter flights from Japan to Australia and Indonesia. We should notice that the aircrafts with the image of a gull on the board are the only aircrafts which land at the airports of the fifth continent.

Last year was marked by the transfer of state control packet of shares of Vladivostok Air to Aeroflot airlines. Now the company experiences the integration into the group of companies „Aeroflot”, the merger of selling systems with one code, the unification of technology standards for production and service.

Currently, the summer schedule is practically ready. It will distinguish itself with a code SU and 4-digit numerical code. In the sales office you may already purchase tickets to any of summer destinations 2012 and on-line sales on the site will be soon available

In general, this year Vladivostok Air team expects to work hard and tense and well co-ordinated for a good cause of its passengers and Russian civil aviation.