TheAirport Today

In February 2011, theGovernment oftheNizhny Novgorod Region supported bytheFederal Government andtheMinistry ofTransport announced anopen tender toselect apotential investor forNizhny Novgorod International Airport. Koltsovo Airport (Ekaterinburg) waspronounced thewinner. Koltsovo Airport isacquiring 73.621% ofMANN shares, andtheNizhny Novgorod Oblast Government will beinpossession of25.001%. Thus, Nizhny Novgorod International Airport will become thefirst stage ofthenewairport holding company founded byKoltsovo Airport intheterritory ofRussia.

MANN modernization will take place in three phases from 2011 to 2021, the total investment of PSC Koltsovo Airport in the development program will amount 2.7 billion rubles. The first stage includes the construction of a new passenger terminal with the total area of 15,000 square meters, capacity of 600 passengers per hour and costing more than 1 billion rubles. Commissioning is scheduled for the beginning of 2014.

In the second phase (2013-2016) the area of the new passenger terminal will be expanded by 5000 m² up to capacity of 800 passengers per hour. The financing of this phase will exceed 400 million rubles. The expanded terminal will be equipped with two airbridges. It is projected that by the time the passenger traffic will exceed 450,000 passengers per year.

The third phase of the airport modernization provides - on reaching 900,000 passengers a year by 2021 further extension of the passenger terminal up to 24,000 square meters with capacity of 960 passengers per hour in the site of the existing passenger terminal. The costs will amount 300 million rubles.

The successful experience of MANNs shareholder Koltsovo Airport in construction and commissioning of modern passenger terminals will allow to implement the modernization program of Nizhny Novgorod Airport efficiently and in a timely manner.

The landside and parking development is also broken down into three phases. By the time of the new passenger terminal commissioning it will require 200 additional parking spaces for short-term parking in front of the terminal, with total area of 10,000 square meters. In the second phase extra 150 parking spaces will be commissioned.

The cargo terminal development program involves the investments of 35,400 thousand rubles in 2022. At the moment, the total storage area of the cargo terminal amounts to 1000 square meters. According to the cargo traffic forecast and handling requirements, this area will be sufficient until 2024.

Along with the large-scale construction and the renovation of the airport engineering infrastructure will be implemented. The program of special equipment acquisition will be also developed and implemented under the investment project.

The implementation of a large-scale MANN development project using modern proven at Koltsovo technologies of construction, interaction with carriers and passenger service would grant a higher status to Nizhny Novgorod Airport. In the end, the new comfortable terminal building, well-developed airport infrastructure and high level of passenger service will favorably affect the investment attractiveness of the Volga Federal District and Nizhny Novgorod, in particular.

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