Aeroport de la Cote d'Azur

May 2017

"Aeroport de la Cote d'Azur", Vnukovo 3 and Pulkovo3,

The Leading European and Russian business aviation groups sign a "Partnership Agreement"

Senior airport officials from Vnukovo 3, Moscow; Pulkovo3, Saint Petersburg, Russia and Aeroports de la Cote d’Azur (АСА), representing Nice airport VIP Terminal and Sky Valet FBO network, in France, Spain and Portugal have signed an LOI linking into a "Partnership Agreement." The agreement was signed by Georgy Sharov, Chairman of the Board, Vnukovo 3; Sergey Pugjn, CEO Pulkovo 3, and Aeroports de la Cote d'Azur's Chairman of the Management Board, Mr. Dominique Thillaud. A signing ceremony took place at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, where the two business aviation groups exhibited.            

The purpose of the partnership is to promote communication and an opportunity to exchange information, expertise, and best practices to promote corporate aviation.

"I am very delighted with this partnership " explained Dominique Thillaud, Chairman of Aeroport de la Cote d'Azur "we are leaders in two complementary geographical areas, with shared values and a dovetailing customer base. Our team will work closely together to develop business aviation, enhance services and promote events such as Air Ops Europe and Jet Expo, which are nosted  in Cannes and Vnukovo 3 airports. Our cooperation will directly benefit to our customers and to the business aviation community".

Mr. Sergey Pugin, CEO Pulkovo 3 confirmed "This cooperation with leading European FBOs and iconic business aviation airports is key for Pulkovo 3 and Vnukovo 3 as Russian business jet operators are very demanding. That will help us to create a memorable travel experience for their valued guests while travelling between Europe and Russia, such as Paris to Moscow, or Ibiza to St Petersburg during summer season".

"I am very pleased with this partnership which clearly aspires to lead, not to follow. We actually announced two great achievements at Ebace that demonstrate our focus on safety end customer service: Vnukovo 3 was the only Russian FBO to achieved IS-ВАН certification, and Sky valet Cannes was the first FBO worldwide to reach stage IS-ВАН stage 2 certification" added Mr Tohane, Director Business Aviation for "Aeroport de la Cote d'Azur.

Besides linking the Russia, France, Spain and Portugal through the iconic destinations where partners provide services to VIP customers, the relationship will foster the opportunity for them to collaborate on business development projects and enhance customer service for the business aviation community. The partners intend to communicate on a regular basis and seek ways to co-promote their facilities.

Vnukovo-3 Is the largest center of business aviation in Eastern Europe. Business  aviation at Vnukovo, airport has been developing since 2000. Experience and investment let Vnukovo-3 be a leader not only Russia but also in the global arena of business aviation.

Pulkovo 3 is rankead  number two FBO in Russia and the one Center  for Business Aviation in the North West region that provides full range of services.                

The Aeroport de la Cote d'Azur Group manages the Nice Cote d'Azur, Cannes Mandelieu and Golfe de Saint Tropez airports and is ranked second in E.rope in terms of business air traffic Sky Valet, the FBO network powered by АСА continues to grow internationally, and operates 22FBOS in France, Spain and in Portugal.