Russian diplomat calls to compare death tolls in Iraq under Hussein vs under US ruleRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 21:00
US-led coalition delivers air strike on civilian procession in Iraq — Defense ministryWorld October 22, 18:45
Gazprom supplies to Europe reach record-breaking 590 mln cubic meters on FridayBusiness & Economy October 22, 18:24
Minsk protests against Ukraine's forced return to Kiev of Belavia planeWorld October 22, 14:05
Russian Foreign Ministry: Militants in Aleppo fail assistance delivery, civilians outflowsRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 14:03
Kremlin: Syria’s breakup may become catastrophe for the regionRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 14:00
Kremlin: Common language at Normandy Four talks is not oftenRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 13:56
Kremlin: Extending humanitarian pause in Aleppo is Putin’s independent decisionRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 13:50
Putin offered condolences to families of victims in Mi-8 crash in YamalSociety & Culture October 22, 11:20
GORNO-ALTAISK, Altai Republic, November 9 (Itar-Tass) — The airport of Gorno-Altaisk, the capital of the Altai Republic, reopens here on Wednesday in a ceremonial atmosphere. The airport's runway, extended after reconstrcution from 1,300 metres to 2,300 metres will for thesecond time receive an Airbus-320 airliner from Novosibirsk. The airliner made the first technical flight on Oct 28.
Russian Minister of Transport Igor Levitin, Alexander Neradko, Head of the Federal Air Transport Agency, and Viktor Tolokonsky, plenipotentiary presidential representative in the Siberian Federal District, are expected to attend the airport reopening ceremony.
An overhaul of the air terminal compound was completed during the reconstruction and the adjacent territory has been developed. The airport's passenger traffic capacity has increased from 50 to 200 passenger per hour following the installation of five registration counters and the introduction of a new passenger servicing and luggage handling system. The apron, airaliner parking areas, taxiways, intrafield and patrol roads, and airfield fencing, and light signal equipment have been renewed.
The upgraded runway enables the airport to receive such types of airliners as the Tu-204, Boeing-737, Boeing 757, Airbus-319, and Airbus-320. In January next, it is planned to start direct regular and charter flights to Moscow, St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, and other cities.