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The reconstruction of Russian regional airports continues

Photo by © MK Turkey

Russia is actively modernising its airport infrastructure in regional centres and hard-to-reach areas to increase the intensity of air traffic, improve the accessibility of air travel for citizens, and develop and modernise the country’s airport network.

The Ministry of Transport has reported that the Federal Commission for Road Transport Modernisation will carry out work at 20 regional airports in 2022-2023. New runways have been put into operation in Arkhangelsk, Blagoveshchensk, and Magnitogorsk.

The airports in Yakutia, namely Vilyuysk, Ust-Nera, Chersky, and Yakutsk, underwent reconstruction. Similarly, the Yelizovo and Ust-Kamchatsk airports in the Kamchatka region have been completed. According to a source in the ministry, both Orenburg and Bratsk airports have undergone infrastructure upgrades.

This achievement will enhance the quality of air transport and passenger comfort. The Transport Ministry plans to put 13 more facilities into operation by 2024, including nine runways and four additional airfield infrastructure facilities.

Special attention will be given to the Far East regions, where air transport is often the sole means of communication with settlements in remote areas.