Platov International Airport opened in Rostov-on-Don in time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

The first flight, accepted at the airport, arrived from Moscow's Vnukovo
07 December 2017
The new Platov International Airport in Rostov-on-Don, built in preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, began accepting and dispatching regular and charter flights. The first plane landed in Platov on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Moscow time. The flight from the Moscow Vnukovo Airport was carried out by Pobeda Airlines.

At 12:00 p.m. the aircraft left for Moscow. According to the airport’s press office, on this day the air harbor accepted and dispatched the liners of other carriers to such cities as Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Norilsk, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Simferopol, Tel Aviv, Tbilisi and Yerevan.
Earlier it was reported that starting from 11:00 a.m. on December 7, all flights, previously carried out by the Rostov-on-Don Airport, were transferred to the Platov International Airport. "The transfer of the service of airlines and passengers from one airport to another, located at a distance of 30 kilometres from Rostov-on-Don, is being carried out without flight interruption for the first time in the history of domestic aircraft," Platov’s press office said.