Russia’s New Horizons
Pavilion 5, Conference Hall 5.2

The air passenger and cargo transport systems are the lifeblood of Russia, where finance, services, and logistics centres must efficiently connect with remote urban areas and industrial operations spread across a vast landscape. The country faces the challenge of putting in place the right combination of regulation and incentives to attract investors to support a diverse range of airport infrastructure and air services projects – without sacrificing vital links – while meeting safety and performance criteria that can only be achieved through large-scale operations. What measures should Russia put in place to meet the next generation of air transport demand? What role can foreign investment and know-how play in supporting development strategies?

Alexei Pivovarov , Аnchor, NTV Broadcasting Company

Andrei Elinson , Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Basic Element
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Sergey Kravchenko , President, Boeing Russia/CIS
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Valery Okulov , Deputy Minister of Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation
Yuri Slyusar , President, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC)
Yury Spektorov , Managing Partner, Bain & Company CIS

Key moments

The main challenge is to unify the regional air fleet. This will let us cut airline costs, set up maintenance centres and train competent engineers, while also enhancing flight safety.
Yury Spektorov
This year, we are launching development of a domestic, 19-seat aircraft. We are hoping to have it ready by 2017-2018.
Yury Slyusar
Russia needs at least four global hubs.
Alexei Isaikin
There is demand for the development of regional hubs. But, we need to understand clearly that a regional hub is not a substitute for the Moscow air hub.
Andrei Elinson
I’m optimistic about the market and about the aircraft. The market is 1,100 airplanes in the next 20 years in Russia. That’s such a big pie, that if we manage to use these planes here, the market will be big enough for all manufacturers.
Sergey Kravchenko
In the Moscow air hub, our airlines have essentially created a competitive hub, a major transport hub, which is on a par with Frankfurt and Paris in terms of total traffic volume, flight destinations and flight frequency.
Valeri Okulov