Nizhny Novgorod runway reconstruction begins

Renovation will include reinforcement of the runway’s surface and its extension to 3 kilometres
Share 10 August 2015
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Reconstruction of the runway. Archive

Transstroy Holding Company begins reconstruction of the Nizhny Novgorod airport runway ahead of the 2018 World Cup. The project’s funding is 7.3 billion rubles, out of which 5.4 billion come from the federal budget.  

Dmitry Svatkovsky, deputy governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region, said: “We’re beginning repairs of the airport runway. We’ve signed a contract with Transstroy in July; currently schedule planning is underway and first operations begin.”

  After renovation the Nyzhny Novgorod runway will be capable of handling Boeing 747-400, AN-124 Ruslan and IL-96-300

The reconstruction plan reinforcement of the runway’s surface and its extention to 3 kilometres. This allows Boeing 747-400, AN-124 Ruslan and IL-96-300 to safely land on the airstrip. The project is expected to be finished by 2017.

New terminal construction

Nizhny Novgorod governor said in May that the finishing work was underway in the new terminal building; the framework and roofing were already completed. The new building will increase the airport’s throughput from 1 to 1.5 million passengers. The project cost is estimated at 3.5 billion rubles; Aeroporty Regionov Holding Company is the investor. The terminal is expected to be operational by the end of 2015.