Representatives of the Airport “Vnukovo” (Moscow), “Tolmachevo” (Novosibirsk) and “Koltsovo” (Ekaterinburg) on 25th of June 2012 signed the founding documents of the establishment of an international association of airports.
Member of the Board of Directors of JSC Airport Tolmachevo Alexander Borodin told reporters that the idea of creating an association was established in 2010. Since then, the parties have been preparing the necessary materials, and now the signing of the founding documents has been done.
The Deputy General Director for Corporate Development and Infrastructure Sheremetyevo Igor Grechukhin expressed his intention for the airport to join the association. However, for Sheremetyevo a decision of the shareholders is required. Other air terminals have the required documents already. The representative of the airport has signed a memorandum of understanding.
We hope that the same text will be signed by the airport and the South, by Domodedovo , and by the airport of Krasnoyarsk – for whom we have already received consent Borodin said.
He hopes that other airports will also join the association. We will protect the interests of major airports, which were made today by the founders, and the interests of regional airports, which are often have more problems than we do Borodin said.
Representatives of the airport are hoping to expand the association and through the airports of CIS countries.
According to General Director of JSC Koltsovo Evgeniy Chudnovskiy, if Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo join the association it will represent 90% of the airport market in the country.
Borodin said that the association intends to protect the interests of the airport business before the power companies, to ultimately improve the quality of passenger service. In addition, members of the Association are planning to participate actively in the development of the law on airport activities, as well as other regulations.
In the future the association will effectively communicate with the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation and the Federal Air Transport Agency as a self-regulatory organization
According to Chudnovskiy, the association will be led by at board of trustees, of which, according to preliminary information, comprising of 15 people.
By the end of the year the association will begin in full force, said Chudnovskiy.