The winners of the Air Gateway of Russia and Skyway Service Awards were announced within the frames of NAIS show hosted by Crocus Expo IEC.
The goal of the Award is encouraging the most effectively developing airports of the Russian Federation, as well as the formation of a positive image and business reputation in the society.
The award was established in 2014 by the organizing committee of NAIS, Federal Air Transport Agency , and industry portal AVIA.RU in order to form positive image of airports and their business reputation in the community, and identifying and encouraging the most effective and steadily developing airports of Russia. The Expert Council of the Award includes representatives of Russian leading airlines :Aeroflot, Utair, S7, Ural Airlines; leaders of associations MARAP, AEVT, AVI, ATB; Leading journalists AVIA.RU, ATO, RBC, Tass, Kommersant Publishing House, and others.
The results are usually formed by a collegial decision of the expert council, as well as on the basis of the passengers Internet voting. Assessment of the airports is carried out according to criteria reflecting the work of airport terminals and services, such as quality of passengers and airlines services, operational performance, transport (aviation) safety, non-aeronautical revenues of airports, environmental and social responsibility.
Awarding the winners and laureates of the Prize was held at the Civil Aviation Day February 8, 2017 as part of the business program of NAIS-2017 exhibition and forum.
The best airports following the results of 2016 are announced: Koltsovo airport and Moscow Airport Domodedovo in categories International Airport up to 7 million passengers a year and from 10 million passengers a year respectively.