Yesterday, the newly opened after reconstruction Kursk airfield took the first 12 modern fighter aircraft of the Kursk MiG-29 SMT. They made the flight to the main airfield of the Voronezh region.
- Kursk airport from space
As the press service of the Western Military District, from 2010 aircraft and ground equipment, flight and engineering staff of the aviation group at the time of repair airfield in Kursk temporarily stationed at the airfield "Buturlinovka" in the Voronezh region, where the air group pilots executed all scheduled flights and combat training missions.
During this time in the repair work had been completely reconstructed runway, taxiways, and other elements of the airport network.
At present, between the regional administration and the Ministry of Defence signed an agreement on the joint use of artificial runway airfield "Kursk-East." From November 11 from the airport "Kursk" to resume regular passenger flights to Moscow, to be undertaken by the airline "UTair". In addition, the agreement made with the Ministry of Defence for installation at the airport landing system SP-90, which will be put into operation at the end of the year, which will increase the level of safety of military and civil aviation.