Saratov Airport handles the population of Saratov region (2.5 million people). Its passenger traffic is 433.000 people a year (in 2016), though it has a tremendous growth potential compared to a current number of flights taken by the population. The functioning runway cannot receive modern kinds of aircraft.  The airport is based within the precincts of the city and its development is largely limited.

The plans have it to construct a new ‘Central’ airport outside the city followed by the shutdown of Saratov airport.  The area of the prospective terminal will be 23.000 square meters.