Platov to expand program of regular domestic destinations

Azimuth Airlines will open a range of direct scheduled flights connecting Rostov-on-Don with Volgograd, Mineralnye Vody and Groznyy in September. 

It will be possible to take an advantage of flying with beneficial tariffs onboard of modern Sukhoi Superjet 100 airplanes and visit the largest city of the Volga Region twice per week on Thursdays and Saturdays. Departure from the Don capital is at 20:30, arrival in Volgograd – at 21:40. Departure backward – at 22:40, arrival in Rostov-on-Don (Platov Airport) – at 23:50. The lowest one-way rate is 888 Rubles. Destination servicing will start on September 6, 2018.

Flights from Rostov-on-Don to Mineralnye Vody resort town will begin from September 16 of this year on Wednesdays and Sundays under the following schedule: departure from Rostov-on-Don at 10:30, arrival in Mineralnye Vody at 11:30, departure from Mineralnye Vody at 12:30, and arrival in Rostov-on-Don at 13:30.

The line between the Don capital and the capital of the Chechen Republic is serviced from September 18 of this year on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Departure from Rostov-on-Don is at 14:45 and backward at 17:10.

See more detailed information about the timetable on the airport website and about terms of carriage - on the airline website. 


Appointment of Chief Executive Officer of Platov International Airport, Rostov-on-Don

Alexander Y. Serov was appointed to the office of the Chief Executive Officer of the Platov International Airport, Rostov-on-Don (member of the Airports of Regions Holding).

Alexander Serov was born in 1973. In 1999 he graduated from the Moscow State Technical University of Civil Aviation with the major in Technical Operation of Aircraft and Engines. He further completed advance training in the St. Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation and professional retraining in the Southern Federal University under the federal program of management staff training for business entities of the Russian Federation with major in Management.

All the labor activity of Alexander Serov is linked to aviation. He held the position of the Head of the Central Control Station of the Rostov-on-Don Airport, appointed as the Deputy General Manager for Operations in 2011, and held the office of Deputy Chief Executive Officer - Chief Operating Officer in the Platov International Airport since 2016.

Sergei E. Krasnov earlier held the position of the Chief Executive Officer of the Platov International Airport. An pioneering project for construction and launch of the new Platov International Airport was implemented under his guidance. Sergei Krasnov will continue working in the Moscow Office of the Airports of Regions Management Company in the position of Deputy General Director, Projects Management Director. His sphere of responsibility will comprise implementation of investment projects of the holding, including the ones in Gagarin (Saratov), Novy Urengoi and Elizovo (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski) Airports and management of operations of the foregoing airports until the time of their complete integration and completion of the investment phase.


Platov optimizes luggage search

A new option of luggage tracing was added on the official website of the Platov International Airport (member of the Airports of Regions Holding). It is intended for individuals, whose luggage has not arrived at the same time with the passenger. A Lost&Found team employee in the luggage claim area should be approached in such case after arrival, showing traffic documents (boarding pass, luggage tags) and an identification document to receive the Property Irregularity Report (PIR) reference number.

It is possible to trace its status without assistance, making the following actions:

1.  Enter the relevant section on the airport websitehttp://www.platov.aero/ru/rozyisk_bagazha

2.  Select the airline you were flying with, clicking on the logo.

3.  Select “Determine luggage search status” in case of /being redirected to the official website of the airline.

4.  Set the 10-character number (Property Irregularity Report - PIR) assigned when submitting the application and the surname in Latin letters. Then press "Send" button.

5.  Check correctness of data entered into the system. Call phone number indicated in the Property Irregularity Report (PIR) in case there is a need to make changes (corrections) in the application (name, surname, phone number, address, or description of luggage).

Passengers of the Platov Airport carried over 732 thousand luggage pieces with the total weight over 10,987.35 tonnes in the first half of 2018. The average weight of a single unit totaled 15 kg. 948 Lost and Found requests were presented over that period. Hence the percentage of delayed trunks is 0.13% of the total volume. According to the airport statistics for the first half of 2018, the delayed luggage arrives during the next day in domestic flights; search takes up to 14 days in international flights (21 days are allocated for luggage search under current Russian regulatory acts). The new section on the airport website will make it possible for passengers to receive information about location of suitcases quicker.


Direct flights from Platov becoming increasingly popular

The Platov International Airport (member of the Airports of Regions Holding) increased the number of regular passenger destinations from 29 to 40 routes as of the end of 7 months. Passengers more and more often select direct routes without a connection in Moscow airports, both for domestic and international destinations.

The number of routes connecting Rostov-on-Don and Russian cities rose from 12 to 21 year-to-date. Passenger traffic to Ekaterinburg surged 4.7 times to 39 k (+ 365% vs. 2017), to Sochi - to 29 k passengers (+773%), and to Samara - to 17.3 k passengers (+180%). Owing to development of direct air service, it is possible to depart from Rostov-on-Don to Kazan, Nizhniy Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk, Elista, Volgograd, and other cities.

19 direct regular routes are available for passengers of the Platov Airport in international destinations.

Flights to Alanya, Dalaman, Bologna, Bodrum, Batumi and Minsk were added. Rostov-on-Don - Antalya is the most highly sought route, with passenger traffic totaling 74 k (+115%) in 7 months. Popularity of flights to Tbilisi is growing. Passenger traffic rose 2.5-fold and totaled 61.5 k. Carriage over Rostov-on-Don - Dubai route increased to 17 k passengers (+72%).

Direct air service with CIS countries is available for passengers in 4 destinations - with Belarus, Armenia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.  

26 airlines make flights from the Platov Airport on a regular basis, including 16 Russian air carriers.



Over 167 thousand passengers took advantage of direct flights from Platov to resorts from the summer start.

The Platov International Airport (member of the Airports of Regions Holding) serviced over 167.4 k passengers in first summer months on routes linking Rostov-on-Don directly to Russian and overseas resorts. Growth was 18% as compared to the like period of the last year.

Airlines completed 569 departures to resort towns in June - July 2018. Simferopol and Sochi became leaders by passenger traffic among Russian destinations. 18.2 k and 10.2 k passengers respectively took advantage of the air service with each of these cities. Significant growth of passenger traffic to Sochi deserves to be noted - over 348%.

Antalya has become the most popular overseas resort. 78 k passengers were serviced in this destination (growth +15%).  

The proactive flight program on resort destinations will remain in August-September as well. Residents of southern regions of Russia have an opportunity to depart for recreation by a direct flight from Platov to such cities as Sochi, Simferopol, Antalya, Heraklion, Dalaman, Al Munastir, Dubai and Barcelona.

See more detailed information about the timetable on the airport website and about terms of carriage - on websites of airlines.

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