100th anniversary of the Republic of Karelia. New special equipment will ensure the safety of flights from Petrozavodsk to Russia and to Helsinki

The modernization of the airport complex is carried out within the framework of the decisions of the State Commission on preparations for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the region, funded by the federal target program "Development of the Republic of Karelia up to 2020" and subsidies from the regional budget.

The domestic SUV “UAZ-Patriot”, designed for the needs of the aviation security service, was purchased for Airport “Petrozavodsk”. The car has already arrived at its destination, has been equipped with orange flashing beacons and registered with the traffic police. In the near future, the airline’s specialists will also hold auctions for the purchase of two tractors that will service the territory of the airport complex – the domestic “OrTz” and the Belarusian “MTZ”. Both cars will be equipped with sets of attachments: brushes and dumps.

Construction of the terminal building, which is planned to open for the anniversary of Karelia, is being held in full swing. By the end of 2020, the construction of a modern command and control center and technical re-equipment of the fuel and lubricants warehouse are also planned. In October, the specialists from the Military Construction Complex of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation completed repairs of the airfield runway.

From December 2, regular flights Cherepovets-Petrozavodsk-Arkhangelsk will resume, and from December 17, flights to the Russian capital will start. The updated schedule of passenger air transportation is available on the official website of the airport: http://karelavia.ru/raspisanie-reysov/.

From spring 2020, an international flight will connect Petrozavodsk and Helsinki (http://road.gov.karelia.ru/news/22-10-2019-stolitsy-karelii-i-finlyandii-svyazhet-pryamoy-aviareys/). Within the time remaining, the airport staff will fine-tune the interaction with the customs administration, determine the departure time and cost of tickets to and from the capital of Suomi, and solve a number of other organizational issues related to the resumption of international air transportation. For the summer period, flights from the capital of Karelia to Sochi, Anapa and Simferopol, which are beloved by the region residents, will be resumed.