Magas airport in Ingushetia plans to launch the first international flights in October 2022, the press service of the regional government said in a release.
"According to preliminary data, Magas airport named after S. S. Oskanov plans to launch the first [international] flights in October of this year. At first, there will be flights with a frequency of 1-2 flights per week, then, after the testing, it is planned to increase their number. There are already preliminary agreements with the airlines," the airport's press service quotes Magomed Tsurov, General-Director of the airport, as saying.
Reportedly, at this stage, activities have started on the design, in parallel, a package of documents necessary for the opening of the international communication, in which the construction work, as well as approval procedures with the supervisory authorities and supervising federal agencies is being prepared.
"Project documentation is being developed for reconstruction of the checkpoint, equipment and technical equipment of buildings, premises and structures is being developed on the basis of technical specifications and requirements necessary for organization of border, customs and other types of control", the message says.
Under the decree of the Russian government of December 16, 2021, the Magas airport named after the first Hero of Russia S. Oskanov received the right to carry out international flights.
Magas airport is located 30 km to the north-east of the capital of Ingushetia. It includes an air terminal with the necessary facilities and equipment for border, migration, customs, veterinary, and sanitary-quarantine control provided for the checkpoint across the Russian state border.
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