For the reconstruction of the airport Veliky Ustyug will allocate about one billion rubles

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage in fotosensibile at the airport. Archival photoFor the reconstruction of the airport Veliky Ustyug will allocate about one billion rubles© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage the image Bank

. For the reconstruction of airport complex in Veliky Ustyug will be allocated about one billion rubles, said RIA Novosti Deputy Governor of the region Vitaly Tush.

«The total budget allocation — 984 million rubles, 758 million roubles — Federal funds 226 million rubles — regional,» said Tush., noting that the reconstruction of the complex provides, inter alia, the lengthening of the runway, which will take medium-haul aircraft, direct flights from Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities.
He added that the project will be implemented until 2020.

According to the Vice Governor, with the active development of the project «Great Ustyug — homeland of father Frost» and the development of domestic tourism in Russia, this city comes to the fore the most visited areas of the country. Last year Veliky Ustyug with the Krasnodar region and the Crimea was included into a three of the destinations that tourists choose for the New year. During the new year holidays Velikiy Ustyug has topped the rating of small tourist towns of Russia for a stay from 30 December to 8 January.

Between 1998 and 2016 the number of tourists arriving in the Great Ustyug guests has grown from 2 thousand to 278 thousand people. Increasing demand for air travel in this direction.

«Now the runway of the airport can only take small aircraft: an-2 and YAK-40 with a capacity of 40 passengers. That is why the Governor of the region Oleg Kuvshinnikov believes one of the main objectives the modernization of the airport Veliky Ustyug. On his initiative we included in the Federal targeted program funds in the Federal budget provided on these purposes. 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 Tush.