15 Feb 2017
On the 15th February of 2017 in the Cultural Centre “Aviator” of Almaty International Airport there took place the solemn meeting devoted to the results of the 28th World Winter Student Games.
Preparation for this significant event began long before that. Given Universiade’s great importance for the image of the country, special attention was paid to the procedures of meeting and departure of participants and guests of the Universiade at the airport. Having a lot of experience in holding of such kind of events, the airport has honorably fulfilled the task.
The readiness of the airport was repeatedly checked by the commissions of governmental and departmental level and also by the Commission of Akimat of Almaty. Following these checks there were made suggestions and comments that had been completely resolved and in no small part, thanks to all staff of the airport.
The operational staff of the Universiade was organized at the airport and volunteers worked. Clear and well-coordinated work of all services and departments of the airport allowed to carry out receipt and service of all participants and guests of the Universiade at a high level within the shortest possible time. So, for the period from 20.01.2017 to 12.02.2017 Almaty International Airport has received and served about 470 flights on arrival and on departure. Special charter flights from Czech Republic and Russia have been received and served. For convenience, all aircrafts with participants of the 28th World Winter Universiade were set on parking places equipped with telescopic ladders. All the services and departments of the airport have been enhanced, students of Civil Aviation Academy and cadets of Military Institute of the Border Service have been additionally involved. Search and watch dogs have been involved together with Cynological Unit of the Department of Internal Affairs on transport. Additional groups for patrolling perimeter fence of the airport were operating. All these activities allowed us to organize all the procedures at a high international level. For exchange of experience big delegation of Krasnoyarsk airport, which will host the next Universiade, has purposely arrived at the airport. During 2 days they got acquainted with the experience of organization of airport’s work. Monitoring by means of questioning participants and guests of the Universiade has constantly been conducted at the airport. We received only positive feedback on the work of services and departments of the airport.
A well-organized work of services and departments would not be effective without competent guidance of responsible heads of the airport. It was noted at the meeting in Akimat.
According to the results of work, the most distinguished employees of the airport have been rewarded with money reward and certificate of gratitude.
Almaty International Airport being fully equipped with modern machinery and having skilled personnel is always ready to meet and service any events of international level.