Reconstruction of the airport in Veliky Ustyug will be completed by 2020

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in fotomasterskie the plane at the airport. Archival photoReconstruction of the airport in Veliky Ustyug will be completed by 2020© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krajevima the image Bank

Reconstruction of airport complex in Veliky Ustyug worth about 1 billion rubles is planned to be completed by 2020, the press service of the Governor of the Vologda region.

«With the active development of the project «Great Ustyug — homeland of father Frost» and the development of domestic tourism in Russia Great Ustyug comes to the fore the most visited areas of the country. Last year Veliky Ustyug with the Krasnodar region and the Crimea among the three destinations that tourists choose for the New year», — said the Governor of the region Oleg Kuvshinnikov during the visiting session of town planning Council of the Great Ustyug. His word brings the press service.

From 1998 to 2016 is the flow arriving in the Great Ustyug guests increased from 2 thousand to 278 thousand people a year. Increasing demand for air travel in this direction, however, at present the runway of the airport can only take small aircraft: An-2 and Yak-40 with a capacity of 40 passengers.

«The utmost, we entered into the Federal target program. The government decree is signed, money in the Federal budget. The draft agreement on granting subsidies to the budget of Vologda oblast for reconstruction of the airport under the state program «Development of transport system» is in the government Commission», — said the Deputy Governor of the region Vitaly Tush.

The total budget allocation for the implementation of the project, in the amount of 984 million rubles, including 758 million — Federal funds 226 million — regional. The project implementation will allow to increase the runway to receive medium-range aircraft, a direct flight from Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities.

«We need to sign an agreement with Rosaviatsia to the end of the year, develop the tender documents. Early next year we announce a contest and begin to work. Our goal for two years to extend the streak to put a new navigation equipment. In parallel, you need to prepare the expansion project of the airport complex with the ability to continue to receive international status, if we understand that the number of tourists will annually grow», — said the Governor Kuvshinnikov, whose words are reported.