A new passenger terminal has been put into operation at Bolshoye Savino airport, which serves the city of Perm in Russia’s Urals region.
The airport is managed by the holding company Novaport. The new terminal currently serves exclusively domestic flights. All of the airport’s international flights will have been transferred there from the old facility by mid-2018,Interfax newswire reports.
The new terminal is capable of serving up to nine flights simultaneously during peak hours. Its total floor area is 30,000 square meters, and its passenger throughput capacity stands at 900 per hour, against the old terminal’s 400. There are 20 check-in counters and four baggage belts. The new building will have jetways fitted and the airside ramp area renovated by 2019.
The airport expects its annual passenger traffic to reach 2 million in 2020 and 3.85 million by 2030.
Between January and September 2017, some 1.017 million passengers traveled through Perm, up 19.25% year-on-year. Moscow remains the most popular destination, and Turkey’s Antalya is the top international destination.
Bolshoye Savino obtained a certificate from the Federal Service for Environment, Technology, and Nuclear Oversight in early October confirming its compliance with the applicable regulations.
Work to build the new terminal at Perm began in late 2015, after the existing facility reached its capacity. Novaport invested 5.869 billion rubles ($99.75 million) in the project. The old terminal will be preserved for non-passenger needs.
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