Novosibirsk will be connected by flights with every city in Russia where there is an airport. Next year, there will be launched the additional 15 flights to cities, where previously it was impossible to fly without transfers.
The results of the meeting on the development of interregional aviation were told by the Governor of the Novosibirsk Region Andrei Travnikov. He spoke about the results of a meeting at the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation held last Saturday. The meeting was attended by government representatives and partners.
“The importance of Tolmachevo Airport for the development of inter-regional communication not only for Siberia and the Far East, in fact for the whole country, was confirmed,” the head of the region explained. – All facts of infrastructure development, in particular, the construction of a new terminal, were approved. The total investment for the implementation of two stages is 20 billion rubles. The first stage must be implemented before 2023, before the World Youth Hockey Championship. The design and estimate documentation has been fully completed, and in the near future, colleagues will enter into a contract.”
There is also an agreement with the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation on the reconstruction and restoration of the technical parameters of the first runway. Russian Post has confirmed its intention to commission the logistics complex in the spring of next year, and with the management of LLC Russian Railways, the organization of railway communication with Tolmachevo Airport is being worked out.
Tolmachevo Airport is planned to be developed following the guidelines of the Address of the President of the Russian Federation. The meeting discussed not only infrastructure projects. First of all, the question was raised about how to make air travel more accessible for Russians and expand the network of routes outside the Moscow aviation node. Today, Tolmachevo Airport is the second after the Moscow node in terms of connecting passengers.
At the end of 2018, the passenger flow of Tolmachevo Airport amounted to 5,909,078 passengers. The airport passenger traffic increased by 18.7% compared to the same period in 2017, cargo traffic increased by 8.5% compared to 2017 and amounted to 31 thousand 933 tons.