Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Simferopol airport may become Russia’s biggest

The airport of Simferopol, the capital of Crimea, region that recently joined Russia, may become one of Russia’s largest with an annual throughput capacity of over 5 million passengers, Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said, ITAR-TASS reports.
The current airport compound with a few passenger terminals makes it possible “to easily increase the airport’s throughput capacity to 2.5-3 million passengers annually”, Sokolov said. “However, afterwards, it will be better to build a single terminal with account for development, designed for at least 5 million,” he said.
Four Russian airports, namely Vnukovo, Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo outside the Russian capital Moscow and Pulkovo in the northwestern city of St. Petersburg, serve more than 5 million people annually in the country.