Kaluga Region Government and China Railway Construction Group (CRCC) concluded a Memorandum of Intentions to implement an investment project (Ermolino International Airport construction) in the territory of Kaluga Region.
The document has been signed in the course of a business visit to China held by the Kaluga Region delegation headed by Vladimir Potyomkin, deputy Governor of Kaluga Region and the head of Kaluga Region Representative Office under the Government of the Russian Federation. Kaluga Region delegation took part in China-Russia EXPO exhibition in Harbin.
Vladimir Potyomkin pointed out that the successful cooperation between China and Russia in Kaluga Region formed a solid foundation for future projects. He also mentioned that the project was of primary importance both for Kaluga Region and the Russian Federation in general. Vladimir Potyomkin expressed strong belief that the development of international air transportation infrastructure in Kaluga Region had huge potential. For instance, the fact that Ermolino airport is located in close proximity to Moscow, makes it an ideal place to open a major cargo processing center. Vladimir Potyomkin said: “This will promote further development of Kaluga Region logistics system. New investments may be attracted to the region, new jobs created and the road infrastructure may be further improved”. He also noted that the investment project was to be elaborated in more detail in the near future and a joint group would be established for that purpose.
Ermolino airport is located in close proximity to the new Moscow border, at a 95-km distance from the center of Moscow, at a 60-km distance from Vnukovo International Airport, at a 5-km distance from M-3 Ukraine highway and the nearest railway station (Balabanovo, Moscow Railway).
Ermolino is used by both military and commercial aviation. It has an area of about 400 ha. The dimensions of the runway: 3000х60 m. The airport is suitable for Ilyusin Il-76 and smaller airplanes.