MANCHESTER, England, Jan. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - For the first time ASM, the
world route development consultants, are running a training course in
the CIS region. This inaugural CIS programme gets off to flying start
with not one, but two courses being held in St. Petersburg: The
Fundamentals of Route Development, 5-6 February 2013 and a Traffic
Forecasting Masterclass, 7-8 February 2013.
ASM has over 15 years experience in running the industry's most
recognised and highly regarded route development training programmes
for airports and organisations interested in making route development
happen. Both of these courses are aimed at route development
professionals at all levels and the promise of cold weather in St.
Petersburg in February has not deterred the delegates! Currently eight
delegates are booked onto each course with representation from several
countries and 10 different airports.
It is symbolic that the location for the first ever CIS based training
is St. Petersburg given that ASM has completed two very successful
projects with St. Petersburg International Pulkovo Airport in the past.
ASM provided overall support and played an important role in
attracting Emirates to St. Petersburg. ASM were also appointed as
traffic advisor to the regional government as part of the privatisation
of St. Petersburg. This was the first Public Private Partnership (PPP)
in the aviation sector in the region and one of the first within all
sectors in the region.
"The CIS region is an exciting market for ASM as there is a lot
happening right now," says Tony Griffin, Senior Vice President ASM. He
further explains: "ASM has extensive experience of the CIS market and
this is a great opportunity for route development professionals in the
CIS to get together as well as further develop their skills & knowledge
of their industry."
Evgeny Ilyin, Chief Commercial Officer of Saint Petersburg International
Pulkovo Airport, commented: "St. Petersburg is delighted to be hosting
the first ASM training course to take place in CIS region and we look
forward to furthering our knowledge and understanding of route
development which we can apply to our future dealings with airlines."
To date, St. Petersburg International Pulkovo Airport, which is the
third largest airport in Russia (after Moscow Domodedovo and Moscow
Sheremetyevo), remains the only airport in the country to implement a
PPP. The "Northern Capital Gateway" is an international consortium,
formed by VTB Capital, Fraport AG, the world's leading airport operator
with its headquarters in Frankfurt, and the Greek investment group
St. Petersburg International Pulkovo Airport currently serves 157
scheduled destinations with 70 scheduled airlines with 38% of its
passenger traffic generated by Rossiya the airport's base carrier. It
is one of the few airports in Russia to have implemented an incentives
scheme for airlines and in 2012 was the winner of the first ever CIS
regional heat of the Routes Airport Marketing Awards. At present a
project is underway at the airport to build a new passenger terminal
with a capacity of 17 million passengers. The expected completion of
this project is during the first quarter of 2014.
Notes to Editors
Manchester UK-based ASM Ltd was founded in 1995 as the world route
development consultants. http://www.asm-global.com
ASM was the founding company of Routes which organises world-renowned
airline and airport networking events through its regional and global
Route Development Forums. Each year, there is one global event and one
regional event in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and CIS
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