As of 18 December, Tolmachevo airport served 6.5 million passengers in 2019.
The 6.5 millionth passenger was Mrs Elena Kail, a resident of Blagoveshchensk, who flew with her family from Blagoveshchensk to Novosibirsk and then boarded a connecting flight to Nizhnevartovsk.
Tolmachevo airport and S7 Airlines congratulated her with the gifts of a tablet, a certificate for service in the business lounge and souvenirs. Elena and her family also received mementoes from partner companies, Chashka Kofe, Art Souvenir and DoubleTree by Hilton, Novosibirsk, as well from the 6-12-24 hotel at Tolmachevo airport where Elena and her family stayed while waiting for a flight to Nizhnevartovsk.
Tolmachevo airport general-director, Evgeniy Yankilevich said: “The fact that the transfer passenger became a record-breaking jubilee is a confirmation of the strategy of Tolmachevo Airport development as an aviation hub,
“Today, Novosibirsk Airport is the second largest airport in the country in terms of transfer passenger traffic, after the Moscow air hub, and shows good growth rates for this indicator.”
According to projections for the end of 2019, the airport’s transfer passenger traffic should increase by 500,000 people to 1.8 million passengers and its share in the total passenger traffic will exceed 27%. Since 2014, the number of combinations of transfer connections through Tolmachevo has increased almost sixfold and has reached 2,300.