Kurumoch International Airport in Samara is the largest and most perspective airport of the Volga region, one of the ten leading airports of Russia. The airport is connected through air routes to virtually all regions of Russia, CIS and the rest of the world. The construction of the new modern passenger terminal is the first successfully implemented project in the framework of the preparation of transportation infrastructure facilities for FIFA World Cup 2018. The facilities were built in less than 18 months. Its area is over 42.000 square km, capacity is more than 3.5 million people per year. The terminal has 24 check-in desks, 7 jet bridges, 6 gates to airport buses. The interior is equipped with a single zone for domestic and international lines passengers; there is also a unique media facade.
Samara airport stands out from others not only because of its modern technologies but also through a unique architecture. The design concept of the terminal’s interior was inspired by the city’s space-related background. The interior reflects the aesthetics of the cosmonautics era. In 2015 Kurumoch airport won a prestigious international award ‘Best Office Award’ in the category Design Idea.
Last year, Kurumoch International Airport passed the recurrent audit and confirmed compliance with ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations) international safety standards. The certificate was delivered to Samara from Montreal, a city that hosts HQ of International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Besides, Kurumoch has significantly improved its position in the rating of Russian airports having received 4 stars out of five. The airport received this appreciation upon the outcomes of the second complex examination of the quality of the terminal infrastructure and passenger services; the examination was conducted by special agency AviaPort from August 2014 to June 2015.
The new cargo terminal of Kurumoch started working in spring 2015. It was built as part of the investment project of Airports of Regions. Its capacity is 150 tons of cargo a day, the terminal handles Russian domestic and international cargo and postal shipments. The area of the cargo terminal is 5.000 square meters including warehouses and office premises. The terminal has an open space for the storage of large-size dangerous cargoes as well as handy parking for shipping transportation and passenger cars.
Kurumoch airport was commissioned in 1961. It has two runways equipped with modern instrument landing systems (ILS) of ICAO category I on all tracks of the landing approach.
- In 2017 Kurumoch International Airport handled 2,649,426 passengers.
- 12,959 planes departed from Samara Airport in 2017.
- The volume of the mail and cargoes having been processed in 2017 amounted to 3,483 tons.
- Over the past year, 32 airlines operated scheduled flights from Samara airport.
- The geographic reach of scheduled flights in 2017 included 43 destinations.