In Barnaul airport, the first stone was laid for the construction of the new terminal

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Construction of a new terminal at the German Titov Airport has begun in Barnaul, with a symbolic first stone laid at the site of the future airport terminal. The project, the start of which was officially given by the Governor of Altai Krai Viktor Tomenko, promises to significantly improve the infrastructure of the region, the airport’s press service reported.

It is planned to complete the construction of the new terminal at the end of 2025, it will have a capacity of 600 passengers per hour, which will allow to serve 1.1 million passengers per year. The area of the terminal will be about 8.5 thousand square metres, which will be twice as big as the existing terminal. It will be equipped with three telletraps, it is also planned to build roads and access roads, improve the station square, which will receive a recreation area, short-term and long-term car parks equipped with automatic barriers.

Permission to build the terminal was obtained in August this year, after which a tender was announced to find a contractor, which was won by the company MSU1 from the Moscow region. Currently, the contractor has installed carriages for workers, and the arrival pavilion is being dismantled, which will be replaced by a new terminal. A temporary pavilion will be built for passengers arriving in Barnaul in January 2024, which will be used as needed. Now the arriving passengers are served in the main building of the complex. In addition, the station area had to be reduced during construction, which affected the number of parking spaces.

Sergei Rudakov, General Director of Novaport Holding, assured the Governor that in the summer period, when the lack of parking spaces may affect the situation with access to the existing airport terminal, a solution to the problem will be found, “so that passengers do not walk with suitcases and do not throw their cars far from the building”. According to him, the frame of the future terminal will be assembled in May 2024. 250 people and at least 40 units of machinery will work on the erection of the complex.