Platov International Airport (part of Airports of Regions holding company) received a diploma for the launch of the new facility. The solemn awarding ceremony “Heroes of the Southern Economy-2017” organized by Expert-Yug Magazine took place on 15 December.

Experts from the magazine analytical centre nominated the leading companies of the Southern Federal District, which have achieved the best results and made a special contribution to the development of the region. New Platov International Airport is recognized to be one of the 16 companies that have a significant positive impact on the economy. This is the first award for Platov International Airport from the expert community.

- The opening of the airport "Platov" claims to be, perhaps, not even the event of the year. This is a turning point in the development of the region and its capital. With the launch of the air hub, the future of Rostov-on-Don, which is embedded in other projects implemented by small, medium and large businesses in the district, began to be seen clearer, - said Vladimir Kozlov, General Director of Expert South, a research centre.

According to the participants of the business reception, the development of the airport and the adjacent territory open prospects for the regional and federal business community. The technological advantage and the developing transport and logistics infrastructure will be a decisive factor for the formation of one of the country's largest transport hubs on Don.