Simferopol airport may become Russia’s biggest: Transport Ministry

7 April 2014 10:52

The airport of Simferopol, the capital of Crimea, region that recently joined Russia, may become one of Russia’s largest with an annual throughput capacity of over 5 million passengers, Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said, ITAR-TASS reports.

The current airport compound with a few passenger terminals makes it possible “to easily increase the airport’s throughput capacity to 2.5-3 million passengers annually”, Sokolov said. “However, afterwards, it will be better to build a single terminal with account for development, designed for at least 5 million,” he said.

Four Russian airports, namely Vnukovo, Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo outside the Russian capital Moscow and Pulkovo in the northwestern city of St. Petersburg, serve more than 5 million people annually in the country.