News briefs of Siberia Airlines activity for the year of 2002
According to results of 2001 Siberia Airlines (without taking activity of Vnukovo Airlines into account) took second place in passenger turnover in the country. Siberia Airlines won prize of Crystal Globe of Russian travel Awards as Best Russian airline of travel market. Average company staff made up 4 102 persons. Within a month 137, 9 thousand of passengers are conveyed by Siberia Airlines.
February New flight Novosibirsk - Chabarovsk — Youzno-Sakhalinsk is launched. Siberia Airlines was best in contest «Charitable organization of the year» taken place in Kemerovo. Flights from Novosibirsk to Urumchi (China) have being performed for 10 years already. Within a month 115,7 thousand of passengers have been conveyed by Siberia Airlines.
March Restructuring of technical maintenance complex has been started. Siberia Airlines won the IV contest of Russian Travel Awards as Best Russia Airline at the largest Russian Travel Trade Fair MITT-2002 in Moscow. According to the results of TurSib —2002 Exhibition, travel agency of Siberia Airlines won Major and Minor Gold Medals in nomination «Reliable Partnership» and «Universal travel agent», and also took Diploma of the Best Regional Agent of out traveling for the summer season of 2001. Evening flight Tomsk-Moscow has been launched. 10-year program of Iran flights has been completed. Within a month 152,1 thousand of passengers have been transported by Siberia Airlines.
April Siberia Airlines charters have been transferred from Sheremetyevo airport to Domodedovo airport. Flying control center is created. Siberia Airlines representative office is set up in Shenian (China). Scheduled flight Novosibirsk-Norilsk is launched. Siberia Airlines participated in Irkutsk region presentation in Tokyo and in conference «New Russian economy: Prospects for real business» taken place in Vienna. 5-year anniversary of Siberia Airlines flights under its own flag. Within a month 165,0 thousand of passengers transported by Siberia Airlines.
May Siberia Airlines is 10 years. All Moscow flights transferred to Domodedovo airport. First All-Russian Meeting of the Company and air carriers took place in Moscow. New flights Novosibirsk -Tashkent, Novosibirsk- Nizhnevartovsk, Moscow - Kiev, Irkutsk - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski have been launched. Within a month 229,9 thousand of passengers have been transported by Siberia Airlines. June Annual stockholders' meeting of Siberia Airlines open joint-stock company took place. New flights Barnaul - Hanover (Germany), Irkutsk —Omsk, Irkutsk — Sochi, Irkutsk —Krasnodar, Novosibirsk — Moscow (third daily flight) have been launched. Within a month 283,4 thousand of passengers have been transported by Siberia Airlines. July Siberia Airlines came first in traffic flow of Russian inland airlines. Linear service station in Domodedovo airport is certified. Free conveyance of Siberia Airlines passengers is organized between Moscow and Domodedovo terminal in both directions. Within a month 348,6 thousand of passengers have been transported by Siberia Airlines. August According to results of 2001, Siberia Airlines entered the list of 50 largest world airline companies by IATA version in traffic flow of inland airlines. Pilots of Siberia Airlines at the head of Mikhail Dolgoff, TU-154 commander, are awarded with Russia State Awards. Registration of Siberia Airlines passengers is introduced at Paveletskii station of Moscow, and also free conveyance of passengers by electric train «Aeroexpress» to Domodedovo is organized. Siberia Airlines Travel Agency is founded at Moscow branch of the Company. Siberia Airlines representative office is opened In Nizhnevartovsk. New international flight Irkutsk-Dalyan (China) is started. Siberia Airlines presented new informational technologies at International Air Show of Civil Aviation in Domodedovo airport. Within a month 401,9 thousand of passengers have been transported by Siberia Airlines. September According to results of 2001, Siberia Airlines entered the list of 100 largest world airline companies in service showing. For the first time in the history of Siberia Airlines more than 2 million of passengers have been transported in the course of year. Siberia Airlines took part in Baikal Economic Forum. Within a month 311,6 thousand of passengers have been conveyed by Siberia Airlines. October Novosibirsk office of Siberia Airlines was visited by delegation of American Chamber of Commerce (ACC) at the head of M-r Andrew Somers, the President of ACC. Liner A320 made first flight with passengers aboard on the route of Yerevan- Moscow with Siberia Airlines crew. 1000th charter from Moscow is performed by Siberia Airlines this year. Siberia Airlines schedule is widened by new scheduled flight Moscow-Murmansk and evening flight Kemerovo-Moscow. Moscow travel Agency of Siberia Airlines presented new programs and travel catalogues at the exhibition «Recreation-2002». Within a month 224,2 thousand of passengers have been transported by Siberia Airlines. November Celebrations on the occasion of 5-year anniversary of the first Siberia Airlines branch took place in Barnaul. Siberia Airlines joined IATA Clearing House. Strategic alliance between Siberia Airlines and Armavia (Armenia) was declared at press conference in Yerevan. Siberia Airlines participated in Second International Conference «Internet and Civil Aviation» hold in Moscow. For the first time 5month charter chain of flights from Novosibirsk to Bangkok (Thailand) was launched. Within a month 165,4 thousand of passengers have been conveyed by Siberia Airlines. December Three years passed from commencement of operation of up-dated liner TU-204-100. For the second time Siberia Airlines won the prize of All-Russian contest «Russian organization of high social efficiency» hold under the aegis of Russian Government. Vladislad Filev, Director General of Siberia Airlines, entered TOP-100 rating of professionalism of Russian companies directors by version of Manager Association and «Kommersant» Publishing House. Siberia Airlines participated in Second Siberian Aero Show. Presentation of local representative office of Siberia Airlines travel Agency took place in Irkutsk. Average staff of Siberia Airlines amounted to 4787 at the beginning of the month. According to provisional data, 165,3 thousand of passengers have been transported by Siberia Airlines for this month.