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Ten modern airports to be constructed near North Caucasus resorts

By Ernest Petrosyan
Thursday, January 12
Within the framework of tourism development at North Caucasus resorts the reconstruction of six existing and construction of four new airports is planned in this region of Russia. According to specialists of the Resorts of the North Caucasus group, modernization of transport and logistics systems is needed due to expected tourist flow, which according to specialists will reach up to 40 thousand per day.

The airports of Krasnodar (Krasnodar territory), Maikop (Republic of Adygea), Makhachkala (Dagestan), Mineral Waters (Stavropol region), Nalchik (Kabardino-Balkaria) and Vladikavkaz (Republic of North Ossetia) will be reconstructed in accordance with modern technical requirements.

This will create multi-functional airfield complexes capable of carrying out passenger and cargo air service and catering to the majority of aircraft types of both domestic and foreign production.

New airports will be constructed in Zelenchuskaya (Karachaevo-Cherkessia), Mamison (Republic of North Ossetia, near the Georgian border) and Matlase (Republic of Dagestan).

“Transport accessibility in the North Caucuses could be an important comparative advantage to European resorts. Most resorts in Europe are located far from their nearest airports. For instance, Kurshevel resort is 180 km from Lion and 140 km from Geneva airport. We on the other hand can build airports in close proximity to the resorts,” said the Deputy General Director of the North Caucasus resort group Yuri Tyrtyshov.

According to him, the construction and reconstruction of airports should take into account best international practice. “If we want tourists from around the world to come to Southern Russia to holiday, then we are obliged to provide appropriate levels of service. Regarding the airport complexes we must properly adhere to international norms of aviation safety, factories, catering and utilities. Of course, by modern standards, airports also need to be equipped to meet the needs of people with disabilities. In addition, there is a need to provide parking space for both personal and public transportation, rental cars, grounds to establish communication with the resorts etc,” said a company representative.