Vnukovo Airport Announced Joining "China Friendly" Program
In recent years, "Vnukovo" significantly increased the volume of air traffic in Chinese destinations. In 2019, iFly performs regular charter flights with a frequency of 1–2 reversal flights on each of the destinations a week to the Chinese cities of Nanjing, Nanjing, Nanchang, Zhangzhou, Shijiazhuhan, Haikou, and Changsha. Some passengers, having made a transfer at Vnukovo Airport, continue their flight to St. Petersburg (and back) on iFly flights.
Also, a significant number of passengers from departure points in China are delivered as a transfer through Tehran by Mahan Air, through Istanbul by Turkish Airlines, through Baku by AZAL, through Tashkent by Uzbekistan Airways.
For the convenience of passengers from the Celestial Empire, additional border control cabins are equipped in the arrivals area, which can be used at Vnukovo in the event of an increase in tourist traffic from China. However, at the moment this option is not required, the airport is doing its job as usual.
Under the China Friendly program, there are restaurants and cafes located within the airport. For the convenience of Chinese passengers, UnionPay payment systems are available at all points of trade and catering, in some China UnionPay is available. In places of public catering, menus are available in Chinese.
Throughout the airport complex, you can use the Wi-Fi network, authorization is available in three languages - Russian, English and Chinese.
The airport is developing a website in Chinese, as well as the development of navigation from one of the leading design studios in Russia. By the end of this year, it is planned to change all the designations to more modern and more readable ones. At the moment, all the main navigation is translated into three main languages - Russian, English, Chinese.
Also completes the work on the full voice of voice announcements at the airport. With an increase in Chinese destinations, all announcements for these flights will be duplicated in three languages - Russian, English and Chinese.
Arriving passengers in the baggage claim area have access to Chinese-language newspapers, as well as informational brochures in Chinese about Moscow with addresses of all major sights can be found at the information desk.
Finally, work is already underway on the placement of machines with hot drinking water, this option is planned to be resolved by the end of this year.
The airport plans to resume accepting regular flights on the Hong Kong - Moscow route, which are operated by Hong Kong Airlines. In addition, it is planned to intensify work on attracting the maximum number of Chinese carriers - both the low-tariff segment and carriers with the classical business model.