Kurumoch International airport was visited by Igor Shuvalov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. The visit took place within the context of meeting “On Samara Region Preparation for 2018 World Football Cup Holding in the Russian Federation”. The Vice-Premier was accompanied by Nikolai Merkushkin, Samara Region Governor, Valery Okulov, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, Konstantin Makhov, Deputy Head of the Federal Air Transport Agency, Evgeny Chudnovsky, Airports of Regions General Director. It is Samara that will host not only group stage matches, but the quarter final of the high-status tournament either in two years.


The new passenger terminal was the first point of the Vice-Premier’s visit to the Samara Region.  “The airport is very simple and functional. I liked it very much, such airports may be encountered in all European cities”, Igor Shuvalov said after getting familiarized with Kurumoch. “Samara airport is the first facility we built from the ground up, it was open a year and a half ago. Strigino airport in Nizhny Novgorod will be launched in March of this year.  There are active works conducted at Platov airport complex site in Rostov-on-Don: runway concrete casting and in-situ concreting in the passenger terminal building are 100% completed”, Evgeny Chudnovsky,  Airports of Regions MC General Director told to meeting participants. Airports of Regions holding will prepare airports on 4 cities of 11 hosting World Cup games.


We remind that the new air terminal complex of Kurumoch International Airport is the project implemented jointly with the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Samara Region Government and Airports of Regions holding. New air terminal construction started in July 2013. On February 24, 2014, less than in half a year, “Permit on Putting New Passenger Terminal with Appropriate Infrastructure Facilities into Operation” was issued by the Federal Air Transport Agency. Passenger terminal area is 42.6 thos.sq.m. Kurumoch International Airport is fitted with 24 check-in desks, seven jetways and six gates to apron buses. Renewed Kurumoch will be able to serve more than 3.5 mln. passengers annually.