Now, at the airport in the resort town of Gelendzhik planes take off, not only in the sea, but also in the mountains. Airport "Gelendzhik" is the second in Russia, where it became possible to perform a take-off from a similar course.
Gelendzhik since the airport opened in June 2010, there was only one course of the take-off — the sea. To take off for the course in winds in excess of 5 m / s is not possible, that is the main cause of the delays and cancellations of flights. The opening of the second course possible to reduce their number to a minimum. The work on the organization of a second-year rise began in August last year. Were produced numerous calculations and measurements which have undergone several stages of testing. In Russian airlines have been transferred data at the new rate for pre-take-off castings on flight simulators.
New Deal take-off can increase the attractiveness of the airport "Gelendzhik" for Russian airlines, which in turn contributes to the development of a referral network. Today, flights are carried out not only in the areas of Moscow and St. Petersburg, were added to the directions of Surgut, Tyumen, Chelyabinsk, New Urengoy, Tomsk, Ufa, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Krasnoyarsk. Airlines have concluded a contract for flights to Gelendzhik, used mostly foreign-made board: Boeing, Aero bus, — who have minimal noise and low impact on the atmosphere.