Reconstruction of the airport Baikal ended in Buryatia

Upgrading of infrastructure and equipment in the course to complete the reconstruction of Ulan-Ude Airport "Baikal", which has invested more than 300 million rubles, will increase the airport's capacity to 250 million passengers a year, said on Wednesday, RIA Novosti, the representative of the company "Metropol" — the owner of the airport.

The reconstruction program has included not only repair the terminal, equipment, organization of the parking system, but also the opening of flights to new destinations. In particular, the upgraded infrastructure — expanded basic platform, to repair the second taxiway on the main platform, works on the equipment exchange landing from the west side to be able to call the Air Force to land in a straight line trajectory, performed work on the device vododrenazhnoy of the airfield. The new building rescue station to house the fire service company.

"The group of companies" Metropolis "has invested 100 million rubles from the federal budget has invested 215 million rubles for the arrangement permanent checkpoint passengers," — he said.

According to the company, the passengers of the innovations most noticeable new plate carriers for baggage, complex equipment and conveyors for further reception of passengers and screening equipment (intraskop). In addition, purchased apron bus, fire engine, ladder, airfield functional car, the duty airfield vehicle, container and pallet trucks, been redecorated, installed Wi-Fi.

The upgrade will allow the airport to function normally when the sharply increased passenger traffic. So, for the first six months of 2012 on international routes served 13,000 passengers, 11,000 passengers more than in the same period last year. In general, the airport "Baikal" in the first half of 2012, passenger traffic increased over the same period last year, almost half, to 107.7 thousand people, opened new flights to Chita, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Russia, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Beijing, Bangkok, Danang Manchuria, Antalya, a company spokesman said.

"The planned capacity of the terminal at the end of 2012 will reach 250,000 passengers," — he said.

In 2011, the airport "Baikal" was included in the federal program of permanent equipment of customs and border checkpoints air. In addition, the airport at their own expense were rehabilitated within the terminal building, which allows to increase three times the area of the sector of international flights and arrange custom green and red channel.

"This would facilitate the clearance of passengers on international flights and will make the airport" Baikal "truly international", — said General Director Alexander Lentsov airport at a press conference.

According to him, in the near future, Ulan-Ude Airport offers large global transformation, but that it has yet to establish itself in the status of an international transport hub. This will help the company Lufthansa Consulting — respected international consultant for airlines, airports and related industries, which started to develop a strategy for the development of the airport.

In May 2011, the airport "Baikal" was included in the group of companies "Metropol", before they owned Austrian Airports International. "Metropolis" is largely connects the airport with the future development of special tourist zone "Baikal harbor", which is actively being built on the eastern shore of Lake Baikal. According to the plans of the authorities, in 2017 Buryatia be able to receive 1.8 million tourists annually, most of which will arrive via the airport in Ulan-Ude, the RIA

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