Center of Business Aviation Vnukovo-3 was the first in the business aviation segment to start working on the voluntary certification program, China Friendly. According to the conclusion of the tourist association “World without Borders,” in March the airport successfully passed all the procedures for adapting its facilities and services and received a certificate of conformity.
Vnukovo-3 group of companies is engaged in handling business aviation flights, special flights of senior officials of Russia and foreign countries, heads of federal executive and legislative authorities of the Russian Federation, heads of diplomatic missions and international organizations.
During the preparation and holding of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Vnukovo-3 complex provided services for the special flights of the heads of state, foreign delegations, senior officials of Russia, international organizations and fans, including delegations from Asian countries. Among other things, the business aviation center Vnukovo-3 received special flights with the Olympic flame “Sochi 2014”, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Cincture of the Theotokos, the relics of St. George and St. Nicholas the Wonderworker.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup significantly increased the business traffic of airports, many of which recorded absolute records for handling business jets. Thus, from June 12 to July 17, 2018, about 19.5 thousand passengers of business flights were served at Vnukovo-3. Both the passenger traffic and the number of aircraft increased enormously: during this period, 4 thousand 593 business aviation flights were handled, of which 1 thousand 718 domestic flights and 2 thousand 875 international flights. July 16 was the peak day when, in total, the company was able to handle 326 flights and 1,565 passengers.
It should be noted that group of companies Vnukovo-3 has been actively participating in the business aviation exhibition in Shanghai for the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition for several years already, and 2019 will not be an exception because the potential for business aviation in Asia is enormous.
“The population, economic activity and the need to cover the distance between business centers require an increase in air traffic in Asian destinations. ABACE is a historically optimal place to meet leading players in the Asian market, and confirming that Vnukovo-3 complies with China Friendly certification requirements will have a positive impact on potential customers in the business aviation segment of the People's Republic of China, ” George Sharov, Managing Director of Vnukovo-3 Business Aviation Center reported.
Vnukovo-3 is the largest center of business aviation in Europe, providing a full range of ground handling services, without the involvement of specialized equipment and equipment of third-party companies. The company has a developed infrastructure, two VIP terminals, parking lots and a well-maintained protected area. Apron and hangar complexes allow the maintenance and deployment of more than 250 aircraft simultaneously. Today, the business aviation center Vnukovo-3 and the company VIPPORT are the only holders of IS-BAH Stage II certificate in Russia.
China Friendly is a program designed to create a comfortable environment to stay in for Chinese tourists on the territory of the Russian Federation and aimed at promoting Russian tourism in the international market. To date, over 200 enterprises have undergone certification procedures - objects of placement, display, catering, large transport companies and other facilities of hospitality infrastructure. Tourist association "World without Borders" is involved in the development of the program.