On the eve of Builder’s Day, employees of the transport and construction industry, including a staff member of Vnukovo International Airport, received state and departmental awards.
The event featured Igor Levitin, Presidential Aide, Nikolai Zhuravlev, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council, Vitaly Savelyev, Minister of Transport, and Alexander Lomakin, First Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation.
«On this great day we honor the people whose creative work and high performance forms the well-being and comfort of millions of Russian citizens. The workers of the building industry successfully implement the most large-scale projects necessary for our economy and demography,» said Igor Levitin.
Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Vitaly Savelyev noted, «Over the past three years we have successfully built from scratch 7 modern airports, upgraded the infrastructure of 24 airports, put into operation 1,250 bridges and we are planning to build 650 bridges over the next 5 years. We have launched an Arctic seaport Sabetta, we continue construction of the M-12 Moscow-Kazan and M-11 Neva highways that are going to be opened for self-driving trucks in 2024.»
Andrey Kirillov, Project Manager of the Airfield Infrastructure Team in the Investment and Property Management Department of Vnukovo International Airport, was awarded an «Honorary Transport Builder» badge. He expressed gratitude for the recognition and appreciation of his work. «I am happy to be here and I hope the results of our work will be in demand, bring value and, more importantly, encourage us to reach new heights».
Andrey Kirillov has been working in the transport industry for 16 years. He joined Vnukovo Airport in 2006. He is in charge of the key tasks of implementing a comprehensive program of reconstruction and strategic development of the airport terminal. In particular, Andrey Kirillov skillfully controls the design, construction and commissioning of new buildings and airport terminal structures, as well as manages airfield planning and reconstruction, including runways, aircraft parking areas and apron, taxiways and access roads. Under his guidance our teams built the control tower, main emergency rescue station, launch emergency rescue station and facilities for deicing aircrafts. All reconstruction work was carried out in a functioning airport. Andrey Kirillov was directly involved in the development and implementation of construction project for the largest passenger terminal in Eastern Europe at that time, with a total area of 270 thousand square meters and a capacity of up to 35 million passengers per year. He implemented the most advanced technologies and adopted international practices of the best global examples of airport construction. Now he oversees the implementation of a number of large-scale projects. He established himself as a highly qualified specialist, has been repeatedly incentivized by the airport management and has received a commendation from the head of the Federal Agency for Air Transport for active participation in the reconstruction of runways at Vnukovo International Airport.
Vnukovo International Airport is one of the largest air transport facilities in Russia. The airport handles about 200,000 flights of Russian and foreign airlines annually. Its network covers the whole territory of Russia as well as near and far-abroad countries, Europe, Americas, Asia and Africa. In 2019, Vnukovo International Airport broke a historical record and served more than 24 million passengers which is 11,7% or 2.5 million passengers more than in 2018.
Vnukovo airport terminal with a total area of about 300,000 square meters is able to handle up to 35 million passengers per year.
Vnukovo International Airport is the only airport in Russia to have received Letter of Commendation from the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin for labor achievements and high performance.
Moreover, Vnukovo Airport was recognized as the Best International Airport by Air Gateway of Russia award and Best Airport: overcoming challenges 2020 at National Aviation Infrastructure Show (NAIS) for three consecutive years.