Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Sverdlovsk to co-finance eight new routes out of Koltsovo Airport

The Koltsovo Airport recently reported that the regional government will co-finance the airport’s new inter-regional air services.

Sverdlovsk Regional Chairman Denis Pasler led a meeting between Sverdlovsk’s regional government and Alexander Sidorenko, minister of Transport and Communications. The two parties met to hammer out an agreement that requires the regional government to co-finance inter-regional air services in a federal program.

The drafted resolution said the Sverdlovsk regional government would be responsible for various transport details concerning information technology, communications and road infrastructure.

The Russian Federation previously subsidized the entire program. Now the regional government will finance 50 percent of the program, or more than $3 million.

Yekaterinburg citizens will have the freedom to travel from the local airport to eight different destinations within Russia.

The new destinations for 2015 include Volgograd, Barnaul, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Perm, Tyumen, Samara and Rostov-on-Don.

The current draft resolution is the first step toward advancing the Sverdlovsk region’s air transportation into the competitive market.

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