The works of the airport located to the east of Russia will demand an investment of 1.6 billion rubles. The new terminal will be ready in 2024.
The Baikal International Airport (UUD) is located near the city Ulan-Ude, in the Republic of Buryatia of the Russian Federation. Thanks to its proximity to Lake Baikal, the airport receives numerous passengers from all over Russia and other countries who come to visit the area.
Its annual passenger traffic is around 300 thousand people and one of the advantages of the Baikal Airport is the geographical location that provides the opportunity for flights to or from the Asia Pacific region to make technical stopovers to refuel and obtain ground services.
During 2017, the airport received the right to receive aircraft from foreign airlines that transit through Buryatia, and currently has flights to cities such as Seoul, Bangkok and Ulaanbaatar.
In recent days, the press service of the Ministry of Transport of Buryatia, reported the new project that will increase the capacity of the airport to meet the demand it will have in the coming decades.
The Baikal International Airport will receive a refurbishment by the operating company Novaport Holding. The works include reforms and improvements in the 10,000 square meters of the current terminal, in addition to a new runway. All of them, works that are within the framework of a first stage of the project, which is estimated to be completed by mid 2018.
Meanwhile, in the long term, the construction of an international complex with an area of 8,000 square meters is planned, whose construction would begin in 2021 to be inaugurated in 2024.
The total investment amounts to about 1,600 million rubles (28,178,000 million dollars).
In this way, the Baikal International Airport will have by 2024 an infrastructure close to 19,000 square meters, able to serve up to 1.5 million passengers per year.