On the Civil Aviation Worker's Day, the State Kremlin Palace hosted a ceremony and concert dedicated to 100 years of Russian civil aviation. The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin delivered a welcoming speech in which he congratulated all veterans and industry workers on this important date in the history of the country's civil aviation.
The attendees included employees of Vnukovo International Airport recognized for their achievements in aviation, who earned the reputation of professionals in their field and were awarded high state and departmental awards for their contribution to the development of the aviation industry.
On behalf of Vnukovo International Airport, we thank our colleagues for their work and wish them new professional achievements, health, and happiness!
Vnukovo International Airport is one of the largest air hubs in Russia. Each year the airport handles about 200,000 flights of Russian and foreign airlines. Its network covers the whole territory of Russia as well as near and far-abroad countries. In 2019, Vnukovo International Airport served over 24 million passengers, breaking its own record. Vnukovo airport terminal with a total area of about 300,000 square meters can handle up to 35 million passengers annually. 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 its professional achievements and high performance. Moreover, Vnukovo Airport was recognized as the Best International Airport by Air Gateway of Russia award at National Aviation Infrastructure Show (NAIS) for three consecutive years.