The runway at the Orenburg airport is open after a major overhaul. The air harbor of the region is already accepting the first passengers.

In the spring of this year, Governor Denis Paslertold that at Orenburg International Airport. Yu. A. Gagarin is expected to repair the runway, because the last time this issue was dealt with almost a quarter of a century ago, in & nbsp; 1998 & nbsp; The reconstruction was carried out in two stages and successfully completed within the designated time.

On September 1 the grand opening of the runway took place, in which was attended byDeputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Vasily Desyatkovand Governor Denis Pasler. Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Marat Khusnullin joined the Repair work lasted less than four months, during which time a transfer was organized for passengers. On  comfortable buses it was possible to get to  airport in  Orsk, also Orenburg residents used the services of the airports of Ufa and Samara. Now they don't have to waste time on the road. In  September, seven airlines will start operating at the Orenburg air harbor, they will serve passengers in  five directions, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Novosibirsk and others. Five flights a day will fly to & nbsp; the capital's Sheremetyevo Airport;  three    one — in Sochi, Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg. There will be no international flights this month yet. The airport of the regional center is in demand: last year, before reconstruction, it accepted more than 850 thousand passengers.

Photo: Government of the Orenburg Region

Denis Vladimirovich thanked the inhabitants of the region for patience, and builders — for conscientious work. In total, 150 workers and 60 units of equipment were involved in the reconstruction. 150,000 sq. meters of asphalt concrete, which was laid in six layers. Recall that the strip was built in 1976 year, and its length is 2500 meters.

Before the opening, the air harbor was tested for safety for a week, equipment was tested, including  ;of the runway itself, it received a certificate of conformity.

On September 1, the first passengers from the capital were already met at the Orenburg airport, one flight went to St. Petersburg.

Such a large-scale and the costly project would have been impossible to implement without the support of the Government Ministry of Transport of at          2.2 billion rubles were allocated from the federal budget for the overhaul of the strip.

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