The market potential is enormous with a population of over 45 million and a growing economy and these opportunities will be available to all carriers attending this year’s Routes CIS event where a strong attendee list includes not only the major carriers from the region and beyond but also the real decision makers and political figures from Ukraine.
Routes CIS is the only route development forum for the entire CIS region and the 2013 event, which will take place on 21-23 July, will be hosted by International Airport Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev. Taking place at the Shakhtar Plaza Hotel, the largest hotel in Donetsk, the event is expected to attract around 250 air service decision makers from across the CIS region.
Kirill Osypov, Director General of International Airport Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev said, “I am sure that hosting Routes CIS 2013 will be one of the steps in our development strategy realisation. We appreciate the trust expressed in us by the organisers of the event and we consider it a big honour and responsibility to host Routes CIS and welcome the aviation industry as a whole.”
Routes CIS, which is now in its third year, will see attendance from senior representatives of the Ukrainian aviation industry including Volodymyr Kozak, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Konstantin Yefimenko, First Deputy of Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Dmytro Dimidovich, Deputy of Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Anatoliy Kolesnik, Head of Civil Aviation of Ukraine and Oleksandr Grechko, First Deputy Head of Civil Aviation of Ukraine.
Furthermore, over 30 carriers have already registered to attend including the top four major Russian carriers (Aeroflot, S7 Airlines, Rossiya and Transaero Airlines) along with VIM Airlines, JSC RusLine, Ukraine International Airlines, Wizz Air Ukraine and Etihad. Carriers registered most recently for the CIS event are Vueling, Adria Airways, MeridianaFly, Volotea, Air Onix, Dniproavia, Turkish Airlines Cargo and AK Bars Aero.