On the 20th of May a test launch of the International Airport “Kaluga” took place. It was held with the purpose to check whether the airport’s systems and services are ready to serve their passengers in the building of the airport or not. In the course of putting the airport terminal into operation, the specialists of the passenger transportation management service, of the aviation safety, of the airfield service and of the special airport vehicles service were trained.
As the Deputy Director General of the international airport “Kaluga”, Sergey Savin noted, another important stage of putting the object into operation had passed. “The airport handling capacity has been verified, the process of the interaction among the passenger transportation management service, the aviation safety service, the airfield service and the service of the special airport vehicles has been controlled, various emergency situations have been acted out. Preliminary conclusions on the work of the airport terminal are positive, no serious violations have been detected”, Sergey Savin summed up.
The international airport «Kaluga» belongs to B class and is optimized for receiving the aircrafts of type A – 319, Boeing – 737 and the others of the same or lower class. The handling capacity of the passenger terminal is on average 100 passengers per hour. The foreseeable volume of passenger traffic is up to 500 000 people a year by 2030.
The airport will connect Kaluga with Russian industrial and resort cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhnii Novgorod, Kazan, Sochi, Simferopol etc. In the near future international flights are expected.
The opening of the airport is an important stage in the modern history of air conveyances in Russia. Taking into account the problems of highway and railway networks, the utilization of aircrafts plays a significant role in the development and strengthening of economic and social relations among Russian regions and other countries.
We are putting in remembrance the fact that on the 18th of December, 2014 the international airport «Kaluga» took the first technical flight. Boeing – 737, which had taken off from the Moscow airport Vnukovo, successfully landed in Kaluga.
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