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Reconstructed Gorno-Altaisk airport to receive first tech flight.

October 21, 2011, 11:17 UTC+3

The airport is 99-percent ready, and flight tests are conducted at present

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GORNO-ALTAISK, October 21 (Itar-Tass) — The reconstructed airport of Gorno-Altaisk, the Republic of Altai, will receive the first flight on October 26.

An A-319 of the S7 airline will arrive from Novosibirsk to test the airfield communication means, light signals and technical condition of all the services.

The federal technical supervision agency Rostekhnadzor will begin the work on October 24 to accept the facilities for operation.

The airport is 99-percent ready, and flight tests are conducted at present.

The republic's head Alexander Berdnikov said the complex would be accepted on November 7 for operation.

The operation of the airport, which will work in any weather, will improve the region’s transport accessibility.

The reconstruction of the air hub was carried out within the federal programme to modernize the Russian transport system. Rbls 495 million were provided from the federal budget for the Altai airport in 2011.


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