On the 4th of September, 2015 the 1st international flight landed in the International airport Kaluga for the 1st time for more than 20 years.
At 10 a.m. (Moscow time) the plane Dassault Falcon 7x arrived in Kaluga from Brunswick (Germany).
On board a plane there were the members of the Board of Directors of the Volkswagen Group who came to Kaluga with an official visit on the occasion of the opening of the Volkswagen engine factory in Kaluga Region.
On the 18th of August, 2015 the airport Kaluga was granted the status of the international one. Beginning with the autumn of the year 2015 the flights to Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and the other countries of the world will start. It is planned to make flights to more than 15 directions such as Brunswick, Frankfurt am Main, Munich, Göteborg, Stockholm, Prague, Vienna, Brussels, Paris, Madrid, Dubai, Antalia, Bodrum, Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh, Kiev, Minsk, Yerevan, Dushanbe, Bishkek, Astana, Almaty, Tashkent and others.
The international airport Kaluga is located 190 km away from Moscow.
The airport is a Class B one and it is considered to receive aircrafts like Airbus A319, Boeing 737-500 and other aircrafts of this and smaller classes. The handling capacity of the passenger terminal is 100 passengers an hour (on the average).
In the future more than 10 national flights are planned to such cities as Moscow, Mineralnye Vody, Makhachkala, Nizhni Novgorod, Voronezh, Belgorod, Saratov, Samara, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Tyumen and others.
The expected passenger flow will have reached 250000 people by 2020 and half a million by the year of 2025.