The authorities of North Ossetia-Alania to discuss plans for the expansion of the airport «Vladikavkaz»

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Polycomposite fotobounce in the city of VladikavkazThe authorities of North Ossetia-Alania to discuss plans for the expansion of the airport «Vladikavkaz»© RIA Novosti / Alexander Polycomposite the image Bank

. The new terminal of international airport «Vladikavkaz» is scheduled to open by 2021, reported RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of head and government RSO-Alania.

According to him, the topic of expansion of the air Harbor of the Republic were discussed at the meeting with the head of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania Vyacheslav Bitarova.

«This year we predicted about 410 thousand passengers. And I think that number will only grow. Due to the fact that has done serious work on opening new destinations and increasing frequency to existing ones, according to our estimates, passenger traffic will reach 450 thousand increase to 31% — said took part in the meeting General Director of JSC «international Airport of Mineral Water» Roman Chuev.

As noted by the representative of the press service, available at the moment technical areas for comfortable and safe transportation of passengers in connection with the projected growth in passenger traffic is not enough — we need a new building.

It is assumed that the two-storey terminal with an area of 5 thousand square meters will be located to the left of the existing building and connected by a communications system. The new facility will require about one billion rubles of investment in the first phase of the project.
Further expansion is anticipated in the future, to 2030, the project also planned the acquisition of new machinery (fire, additional buses to transport passengers).

According to the interlocutor of the Agency, the meeting also discussed the prospects of development of regional flights — there are plans to increase direct flights to the destinations of Sochi, Rostov-on-don, Novosibirsk, Surgut. The implementation of these plans will require significant investment, but it will create over five hundred additional jobs.

«We see how the increased role of air transport in recent times. An increasing number of our residents prefer to travel by plane, make frequent flights to Moscow, St.-Petersburg, other regions of Russia. International airport «Vladikavkaz» today receives flights from many regions of Russia, near and far abroad. Along with the international airport «Mineral Water» is a gateway to all regions of North Caucasus Federal district, the shortest path in the republics of the North Caucasus», — said the head of the Republic Vyacheslav Bitarov.