Repair and re-equipment of the departure lounge of the international sector were carried out in August 2011. As a result of the modernization of the waiting area increased almost twice as much increased and the number of seats.
After the reconstruction of the international space sector is modern: the interior finishing materials used in the latest generation of the waiting area equipped with a semi-soft armchairs, a modern system of air-conditioning and ventilation. For the convenience of passengers increased the area of the duty free shop Duty Free, open a business lounge and a cafe. The entire international sector has a point Wi-Fi, free Internet access provided by the company "VimpelCom".
Simplified procedure for pre-control: organized a "green" corridor, the number of passport control booths. But most importantly — increased the number of international flights. Now you can fly from Chelyabinsk not only on traditional holiday destinations in Turkey and Egypt, started regular flights to Vienna, Dubai, Harbin, Dusseldorf. Charter flights this summer also augmented: in addition to Barcelona, Rimini, Goa, Heraklion, Rhodes, Bangkok and Phuket, passengers will fly in the Bulgarian Burgas.
In 2012, the Chelyabinsk airport plans to carry one million passengers, but for the further development and the need to increase the number of flights, including international ones, and bring the number of passengers and 3 million.
Commissioning updated departure lounge of the international sector is of fundamental importance for the development of the airport, and for the region as a whole. This project creates the necessary conditions to attract Russian and foreign airlines and the opening of new international destinations from Chelyabinsk.