Employees of Volga-Dnepr Airlines have been acknowledged for their contribution to the development of the Arctic and Antarctic regions

Employees of Volga-Dnepr Airlines have been acknowledged for their contribution to the development of the Arctic and Antarctic regions  12/08/2021

Volga-Dnepr’s employees have been recognized for their contribution to the development of the Arctic and Antarctic regions during the XI International forum ‘Arctic: today and the future’ which was held in St. Petersburg (Russia) on December 2-4. Arthur Chilingarov, the President of interregional nongovernmental organization ‘Association of pilar exporters, the special representative of the President of the Russian Federation on international cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic has presented the certificates of acknowledgement to Volga-Dnepr’s specialists.

Mr Chiligarov, a famous Russian oceanologist, a researcher of the Arctic and Antarctic, has remotely thanked our colleagues for their invaluable contribution to regional development. The certificates were handed to:

1. Igor Aksenov, General Director – ‘For the development of operations of the Russian airline in the Antarctic’

2. Anton Antonovich, Deputy General Director for Il-76 operations – ‘For active development of the aviation logistics to serve the international Antarctic stations’

3. Sergey Bezdetko, Chief-pilot, Il-76 flight team – ‘For dedicated work during the Antarctic flight operations’

4. Igor Knyazev, Project Manager, International Cooperation and Business Development – ‘For active development of the Arctic and Antarctic projects’

Over the last decade, the international forum ‘Arctic: today and the future’ has become one of the leading platforms to shape and discuss the Arctic agenda, with one of the prime topics being the provision of effective and seamless aviation logistics under severe climate conditions.

At the moment Volga-Dnepr Airlines is accomplishing its 7th flight programme to the Antarctic region, which consisted so far of 4 flights from Punta Arenas (Chile) to Union Glacier Camp in Antarctica and 2 cargo para drops. Over the last 6 years, Volga-Dnepr has operated more than 150 flights to/from the Antarctic delivering around 1,700 tonnes of general and special cargo.

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